The exiles were sent out so that they could be brought back in. But, Christ was sent out so that we could be brought back in.

The people of God were taken into exile not only for judgment, but also so that God could free them from their idolatry of the kingdom and set their hearts back on the true King. But for us, instead of sending us into exile to save us, Jesus was exiled on our behalf, so that we might be brought back to God by grace. In response to this grace, we are now called to live​ as​ exiles in a world that doesn't know him, and to be the beacons of his glory for the good and blessing of our city.

Scripture References

Ezekiel 12:11-15

Ezekiel 16:15-16

Ezekiel 16:22

Ezekiel 16:30-32

Ezekiel 16:48-49

Ezekiel 16:57b-58

Jeremiah 39:1, 6-9

Jeremiah 52:12-13, 17-19

Ezekiel 11:22-23

Lamentations 3:1-2, 4-5, 7-8, 10, 16-17, 21-26

Ezekiel 16:59-60, 62-63

Jeremiah 24:1, 4-7

1 Peter 1:13-17

1 Peter 2:11-12

Jeremiah 29:4-7

Scott Mehl

Scott serves the church by overseeing leadership, development, global ministries, and counseling/discipleship.

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