• Jeremiah 1:4-10 Jeremiah: The Season Of Discontent (Hyde)

    People, especially young people, ask how and when I felt called to be a minister of the gospel of Jesus Christ? They want to know if their experience is normative, or if their struggle is one that only they themselves have come to know.

  • Jeremiah 1:4-10 The Gift of Prophecy (McLarty)

    The great prophets of the Old Testament were far less concerned with predicting the future than with proclaiming God’s Word. They confronted everyone with their sinful nature and called them to repent.

  • Jeremiah 2:1-13 Cracked Cisterns (Donovan)

    God said, “They have forsaken me, the spring of living water”—the mountain spring that flows faithful and pure—. “They have forsaken me…, and cut cisterns, broken cisterns that can hold no water.”

  • Jeremiah 2:4-13 Jeremiah: The Indictment (Hyde)

    Jeremiah is not telling his people that they have failed to be religious. No, what he is saying is much worse. All their religious activity means nothing. It’s like a constant diet of junk food… all calories but no substance.

  • Jeremiah 17:5-10 Blessed by Trust (Wagner)

    In Jeremiah's day, Israel was dependent on alliances, but these man-made arrangements provided a false sense of security. Jeremiah warned that the deals they thought would save them would work only for the short term.

  • Jeremiah 18:1-11 Jeremiah: The Season of Discontent (Hyde)

    One morning, early, Jeremiah feels a finger poking him in the shoulder. “Jeremiah, Jeremiah, wake up. Come on, wake up. I’ve got a job for you… Come, go down to the potter’s house, and there I will let you hear my words. Come.”

  • Jeremiah 18:1-11 A Play Doh Like Faith (Wagner)

    Jeremiah said, “Just like the clay in the potter’s hand, so are you in my hand, O house of Israel.” God wants us to be like clay, pliable, in a constant process of being shaped and molded. But we resist the Master Potter.

  • Jeremiah 20:7-13 Asking for Trouble (Donovan)

    Donald Woods, a South African, had defended apartheid. Then something changed his life. It was a small thing, but it made a big difference. He read these words by Abraham Lincoln: “What is morally wrong can never be politically right.”

  • Jeremiah 23:1-6 A Pastoral God (Hyde)

    How strange that shepherding would be such a lowly profession, yet it was the way God, through the prophet Jeremiah, described the king. It is also a common image used for God.

  • Jeremiah 29:4-14 Minority Report (Anders)

    If anybody ever had to give a minority report, Jeremiah did. God called Jeremiah as a young man to deliver a message to the people of Israel that they did not want to hear. It would be a message about judgment and hope.

  • Jeremiah 31:7-9 Our Life Support System (Donovan)

    This scripture is God’s promise that he will save his people. I like stories about God saving his people, because I am one of his people. You are his people too. This scripture gives me hope. It should give you hope, as well.

  • Jeremiah 31:7-14 Homecoming (Kegel)

    This chapter of Jeremiah is different from the rest of the book. Most of Jeremiah foretells judgment and wrath. But Jeremiah also spoke a word of grace to those who had been judged and were repentant.

  • Jeremiah 31:31-34 New and Improved (Wagner)

    Whenever something new is introduced we are always skeptical. Jeremiah proclaimed to the people of his time that the Lord would make a new covenant with them. The new covenant would not be like the old one.

  • Jeremiah 31:31-34; John 12:20-33 The New In the Old (Hyde)

    There are two different kinds of time. One is chronos and refers to linear time, the kind of time you find represented by your watch. But there’s another kind of time in the Bible called kairos¬¬––time of momentous significance.

  • John 12:20-33 Jeremiah 31:31-34 The New In the Old (Hyde)

    Here’s the deal... Whenever you encounter kairos, whether it is in the Old Testament or the New, it is there you will find the deep and eternal love of God.

  • Jeremiah 33:14-16 The Days Are Surely Coming (Hyde)

    Jeremiah changed his mind, his heart, his message. Jeremiah, the weeping prophet, the purveyor of bad news, made a 180 and gave his people a word of hope. Jeremiah got to tell his people they will be going home.

  • Jeremiah 33:14-16 Time of Fulfillment (Kegel)

    Most world religions see time and history as cyclical. Our religion is linear. We see history with God at its beginning, with God at its ending and with the incarnation of our God right in the middle of time.

  • Jeremiah 33:14-16 Jeremiah (Sylvester)

    When God called Jeremiah, Jeremiah argued back. “I’m too young! I wouldn’t know what to say.” God answered, “Who’s asking you? You’ll say what I tell you to say. You’ll say my words. You’ll be my voice.