13 Passages to Communicate a Biblical Theology of the City

This is Part II in a series on reaching your city. Read Part I here.

If you desire to help instruct and inspire your congregation for city-reaching, I offer you thirteen passages to preach (and a community group guide for four of those texts). You can use these passages as the backbone of a biblical theology of the city. (The * signifies that these passages have a community group curriculum guide available for download in the next part of this series.)

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Here's an entry point for how you can begin to walk your congregation through a biblical vision for city-reaching.

Sermon Passages: 13 Biblical Texts to Preach

  1. Genesis 1:26-31 — God’s good design of the city

  2. Genesis 4:14-17 — the brokenness of the city

  3. Genesis 11:4-9 — the foolishness of hoping in the city

  4. Leviticus 14:40-45 — God’s desire for purity within the city

  5. Numbers 35:9-15 — the city as refuge

  6. *Proverbs 11:10-11 — righteous and wicked in the city

  7. Isaiah 62:12 — a city not forsaken

  8. *Jeremiah 29:1-7 — mission for the city

  9. Jonah 4:11 — God’s heart for the city

  10. Acts 1:8; 8:8 — a call to the city, and joy in the city

  11. *Acts 17:1-4, 22-31 — Thessalonica and Athens: contextualization for the city

  12. *Hebrews 11:9-10; 13:14 — living in the city with hope for another

  13. Revelation 21:9-14 — the holy city

Written by Luke Allison, edited by Gregg R. Allison

Stay tuned for the free download: "Community Group Guide: 4 Weeks on the City"