Shalom in the City
Pastor Jim Balzano, July 2, 2017
The prophet Jeremiah wrote a letter to the exiles living in Babylon.  In it God gave them specific directives on how to live in the land he had placed them.  Two of those directives were to seek and pray for the shalom of the city.  Often interpreted as only peace the word shalom is so much more expansive than one word.  What does it mean to seek and pray for the shalom of a city?  This message attempts to cause us, His people living in this land, to seek and the pray for the shalom of our city and the personal blessing that is attached to it.