Sermons on Jeremiah

The Final Word

All sad things need to come to an end. The wrap up of Jeremiah’s prophecy teaches us some final lessons for tough times. During his faithful 40 years of ministry, Jeremiah successfully obeyed God, made lots of people angry and won over two people with his message (Baruch and Ebed-melech). Not exactly a sprint to…

God Over the Nations

Jeremiah was a hero. God called him to be a prophet to the nations (Jeremiah 1:5). For 40 long years Jeremiah had spoken to God’s people, but no one paid attention. He was opposed, persecuted and imprisoned. With no sign of a successful ministry, God then directs him to speak to the nations (Jeremiah 46:1-2,…

Baruch Too

It is incredible that God showed concern for Jeremiah’s scribe, Baruch (BAR-rook). In the midst of grand international news, God taught Baruch a lesson and us too. If you feel weighted down by thoughts, dreams, concerns, and other heavy issues then it is likely that you are worried about God’s job, not your own. Maybe…

How to Fail

Let’s save our children and grandchildren (ourselves too) years of wasted time and show the two most important ingredients for a failed life.  This is good news.  Let’s save everyone the hassle of experimentation and teach failure in a quick two points.  Sound like a terrible idea?  Well, if it looks too familiar, it is…

New Contract

Today’s teaching is a mountain peak Old Testament passage. Many refer to today’s text as Jeremiah’s single greatest contribution to biblical truth. Like all great truth, it contains the most practical of applications. The promises by God in these verses should put a smile on our faces no matter our life circumstance. As much as…

God Has a Plan

Even in these prophetic passages where God assures his people of total captivity, there is hope. If you are overwhelmed, stressed and seeing no light, then hang on just a little bit longer. I’m pretty sure that I cannot offer you a future and positive hope, but God can. In today’s popular passage from the…

A Theological Field Trip

Things have been pretty intense so far in this great prophetic Book of Jeremiah. Now sit back and relax as we are go on a theological field trip to the potter’s house. The manufacturing of pottery was a major industry in the Near East and therefore served as a very useful visual for revealing theological…

Soliloquy

Jeremiah was transparent about his feelings of depression and des-peration. Many scholars refer to his private speeches throughout the book as the “confessions of Jeremiah” (found within Chapters 11, 12, 15, 17, 18 and 20). Others call them “soliloquies”. If you are struggling with some things that God is doing in your life, then know…

Lessons From the Anvil

Please take a look at Jeremiah 7:16-29. In it we will move from the grand picture of God’s judgment on the non-listening people of Judah, to applying these dark prophecies to our own lives. I think that we can be encouraged this morning in three separate areas, areas where we all have complete control. No…

Real Agony

For our healing and for the healing of others, let’s agonize over the right issues. What are those things that truly bring agony of an heart? Is it sickness or disease? Maybe a life of agony is the experienced loss, or in our being unappreciated or overlooked? Jeremiah’s great agony was over unconfessed sin, and…