Mid Week Message

  NOTES: Download: Jeremiah_10   Jeremiah 10-14 • Chapter Study INTRODUCTION I want to share some historical background to our study tonight. Jeremiah began his ministry as a prophet as a young man – just 16years old. The king at that time was Josiah, a godly man& good king. Josiah’s grandfather was Manasseh, an exceedingly wicked man who filled the kingdom of Judah & the capital of Jerusalem w/idols – the worship of which involved hideous abominations; including human sacrifice. What made Manasseh’s reign even worse was that he reigned longer than any king in Israel’s history; 55 years! His son & Josiah’s father was just a brief ditto to Manasseh& was so corrupt he was assassinated. This left the 8 year old Josiah as king. Beign too young to rule, royal officials reigned for him until he turned 16, then he moved to assert his authority & immediately set about to cleanse the land of idolatry. He sent out the troops to dismantle the...

Reference: Jeremiah 6-9  Date: 31 October 2012    NOTES: Download: Jeremiah_06   Jeremiah 6-9 INTRO Ch. 6 is the last part of the young prophet Jer’s 1st msg – delivered when he was only about 16.   CHAPTER 6 1“O you children of Benjamin, gather yourselves to flee from the midst of Jerusalem! Because judgment was coming. Benjamin was 1 of the 2 tribes that made up the southern kingdom of Judah; the other of course was Judah. Blow the trumpet in Tekoa, and set up a signal-fire in Beth Haccerem; For disaster appears out of the north, and great destruction. Tekoa & Beth Haccerem were fortresses where signal fires were set to alert Jerusalem of an approaching army. Jer tells them to go ahead & send their signals now because judgment was certain. HE (Jer) was a spiritual signal fire – but the people ignored him. Maybe they’d pay more attention if they saw an actual beacon lit. We had a signal fire lit for us this week...

  Reference: Jeremiah 3-5 Date: 24 October 2012    NOTES Download: Jeremiah_03   Jeremiah 3-5 • Chapter Study INTRO Chs. 2-6 are the 16 year old prophet Jeremiah’s 1st message to the people of Judah. He preached this during the reign of good king Josiah. But it’s a scathing denunciation of Judah’s idolatry. He pleads w/ them to forsake their idols & return to the Lord. As we’ve seen over the last 3 Sundays, the imagery God uses in these chs. is that Israel was a stubbornly wayward, cheatin’ hussy of a wife while He’d been nothing but a marvelous, faithful, outstanding husband to her. Her idol worshipping was spiritual adultery. And while God had patiently waited & pleaded with her to come back to Him alone, she refused. So His long spoken warning of judgment was drawing near. CHAPTER 3 1 “They say, ‘If a man divorces his wife, And she goes from him And becomes another man’s, May he return to her again?’ Would not that...