THE CITY OF GOD IS DESTINED FOR GLORY
"Glorious things are spoken of you, O city of God." (:3)
City of God = place where God has chosen to dwell
cf. our body = the temple of the Holy Spirit
ode to Zion as the center of worship for the world
I. (:1) FIRM FOUNDATION OF THE CITY OF GOD -- REMEMBER OUR ROOTS
Foundation associated with:
II. (:2) FAVORED STATUS OF THE CITY OF GOD -- REVEL IN GOD’S LOVE
A. Supremely Loved by the Lord
B. Permanent Home of God’s People
III. (:3) FUTURE PROSPECTS OF THE CITY OF GOD -- REST IN GOD’S PROMISES
IV. (:4) FORMER ENEMIES OF THE CITY OF GOD -- RELATE TO THE CONVERTED
concept of the future Jerusalem being the mother of all peoples
V. (:5-6) FAMILY OFFSPRING OF THE CITY OF GOD -- RANKED AMONG THE PRIVILEGED
Work of God in:
B. Rooting and Establishing
Eternal Security of those born there
VI. (:7) FOCUSED JOY OF THE CITY OF GOD -- REJOICE IN GOD’S PRESENCE
WHAT IS YOUR CONNECTION TO THE CITY OF GOD?
WHERE ARE YOU HEADED?
WHAT IS THE FOCUS OF YOUR JOY?
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1) If God’s electing love towards Jerusalem is so vast, imagine how much more His delight in His children!
2) What types of “glorious things” remain to be fulfilled for the city of God?
3) Apparently it was a great honor for a Jew to have been born in Jerusalem. What is special about our pedigree? How much value do we put on our privilege of having been born into the royal family of God?
4) Do we find our “springs of joy” in association with dwelling at home in the city of God?
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