Jeremiah's Times and Our Times
February 3, 2013 Speaker: Series: Courage To Stand In A Fallen World - Jeremiah: The Weeping Prophet
Topic: Jeremiah: The Weeping Prophet Verse: Jeremiah 1:17–1:19
COURAGE TO STAND IN A FALLEN WORLD
“Jeremiah’s Times and our Times”
Pastor Duane Cross | 02.03.2013
“Get yourself ready! Stand up and say to them whatever I command you. Do not be terrified by them, or I will terrify you before them. Today I have made you a fortified city, an iron pillar and a bronze wall to stand against you but will not overcome you, for I am with you and will rescue you declares the Lord.“
Joseph MOSES JOSHUA SAUL DAVID SOLOMON Kingdom
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Fall Jews Romans Herod
Jeremiah Southern begin Temple Maccabean control Becomes
Kingdom to return rebuilt revolt Jerusalem king JESUS
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“Know therefore that the Lord your God is God; he is the faithful God, keeping his covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love him and keep his commands.”
__________MICAH_____________ _____ JEREMIAH_____
750BC 725BC 700 BC 675BC 650BC 625 BC 600 BC
Fall of the Northern Assyrian unsuccessful at— Temple in Jerusalem
Kingdom to tempt to capture Jerusalem, destroyed by Babylonians
Assyria, 722 BC 701 BC and people taken captive to
Babylon, 587 BC
TIME LINE FOR THE PROPHETS: AMOS, HOSEA, ISAIAH, MICAH, JEREMIAH
“Then the king called together all the elders of Judah and Jerusalem. He went up to the temple of the Lord with the men of Judah, the people of Jerusalem, the priests and the Levites-all the people from the least to the greatest. He read in their hearing all the words of the Book of the Covenant, which had been found in the temple of the Lord. The king stood by his pillar and renewed the covenant in the presence of the Lord-to follow the Lord and keep his commands, regulations and decrees with all his heart and soul, and to obey the words of the covenant written in this book.”
II Chronicles 34:29-31
“’Ah, sovereign Lord;’ He said, ‘I do not know how to speak; I am only a child.’”
“But the Lord said to me, ‘Do not say, I am only a child . You must go to everyone I send you to and say whatever I command you. Do not be afraid of them, for I am with you and will rescue you, ‘declares the Lord. Then the Lord reached out his hand and touched my mouth and said to me, ‘Now I have put my words in your mouth. See, today I appoint you over nations and kingdoms to uproot and tear down, to destroy and over-throw, to build and to plant.’” Jeremiah 1:7-10
GOING DEEPER QUESTIONS
For the Week of February 3, 2013
Pastor Duane Cross
These questions are designed to help you go deeper with the sermon during your week-to take a closer look at the Scripture and find fresh ways to live out the main points of the sermon. Going Deeper questions also are used for discussion in all of our Grow Groups at Hope.
Psalm 126; 2 Chronicles 34; Jeremiah 1
What insight or principle from this weekend’s message did you find helpful, interesting or challenging? Explain.
Is it difficult for you to “keep the faith” when times are tough? Why or why not?
When do you feel alone in the world (alone voice)?
Describe a time when an encouraging word helped you push forward and accomplish a task.
A Closer Look
How does the book of Jeremiah fit into the storyline of Israel? (see Jeremiah 1:1-3 ; 2)
What is the tenor or mood of Jeremiah 1? What is hopeful?
The book of Jeremiah underscores how God’s purpose (i.e. 1:10-uproot and tear today, planting and building) has been unleashed in history. How does God’s power and purposes play out in history? In our world? Lives?
Do you think God has kept his promises and covenants to his children? To you? (see Deuteronomy 7:19) How? Why?
Has the “word of the Lord” ever come to you (Vs 11. In what way?
Read 1:8. How does God’s personal presences and promises help us live out God’s calling on our lives?
What does it mean for God to be sovereign over our world and us?
Have you ever experienced the sin cycle Pastor Duane described (Disobedience -> brokenness -> repentance -> restoration)? Explain.
Read Psalm 126 again. What great things has he done for you?