“Is it nothing to you, all who pass by? Is there any suffering like my suffering?” Lamentations 1:12 Sermon: We can voice grief, grievance, and guilt to God with reverent honesty and trust.
“You made a fatal mistake when you sent me to the Lord your God and said, ‘Pray to the Lord our God for us; tell us everything he says and we will do it.” (Jeremiah 43:20) Sermon ‘Crumbs’ Jeremiah 39-44 records the fulfillment of the prophet’s judgment warnings. For 40 years he has told his […]
SERMON ‘CRUMBS’ As Eugene Peterson reminds us, Jeremiah was never popular, but he wasn’t completely friendless. “In fact, Jeremiah was extremely fortunate in his friends.” Ahikam saved him from execution twenty years earlier than today’s narrative (Jeremiah 26:24). Baruch was his secretary and faithful disciple through difficult times. And Ebed-Melech, the black African court servant […]
The prophet’s ministry (which is also God’s program) is one of uprooting the noxious weeds of rebellion and unbelief so that a new planting of faith and justice may begin. (Jeremiah 1:10; 12:14-17; 18:7-10; 24:6; 31:28; 42:10; 45:4).