Every Last Word
Nothing is too hard for God. He has the power to conquer your sin, save the lost, heal broken relationships, bless your work and your family. But the question is, do you believe it?
Jeremiah was a praying prophet. Whenever he had a crisis, when he needed guidance, when he was worried about the future, his soul cried out to the Lord. That is because he knew his God.
Jeremiah speaks of God making a new covenant with his people…but what exactly is a covenant, and why would God even need to make a new one? More importantly, what does that mean for us?
Sorrow is part of life. In fact, Jesus himself said that his followers would face trials, grief, and losses of all sorts. That doesn’t exactly sound like good news, now does it?
Have you ever looked at the great cities in our world and thought that they weren’t really that great? Did you ever think that the city was a place where God was not? Well, after today’s lesson, you might change your mind.
We often think of the Old Testament prophets as harbingers of terrible news. But that wasn’t always the case. Sometimes their message of impending judgment was followed by a message of hope.
Do you ever wonder what God is up to? Of course! We all do. But how do we avoid that wonder turning to fear and doubt?
“I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord. “Plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Does this describe you? Are you looking for hope and a future?
God is a righteous judge, and that means that anyone who doesn’t repent of their sin will be fitted with a yoke of iron! Not exactly the happiest of messages, but it is one the prophet Jeremiah was told to preach.
Does the evening news scare you? Are you afraid of war, terror, or evil governments? Believe it or not, Jeremiah has a lot to teach us about who really is in control of the world powers.
Have you ever felt like you were put on trial by your friends or family members because of your faith? Don’t worry, you’re not alone.