Monday, November 3, 2014

Jeremiah Revealed- Our Story: God's Glory

Greetings everyone, 

     It has been an eventful few weeks in our household.  I thought that with the arrival of or Son, I would post the portion of my sermon series this summer Our Story; God's Glory that highlights his middle name Jeremiah. This is taken from my 'conversation' entitled The Offering.


     Jeremiah was considered the Weeping Prophet, much like Micah he saw the afflictions of his people, but where Micah spoke of the Lords anger towards the Judeans, Jeremiah cried out to the people of Jerusalem using poetry and lament and calling them back to their roots and back to the heart of God.

     He was an eyewitness to God’s wrath, left without hope and crushed by the shame he felt on the account of his people, he cried out to God to give him the hope he so desired to have.  As the Lord answered his cries hope began to flood his soul, because he knew the suffering and sinfulness he saw would not last forever and that God had promised something great would come from this.

     Holding unswerving to the Lords Faithfulness, his loving kindness, and the ultimate saving reality that peace would soon come again, Jeremiah shared any way he could, what he felt the LORD was placing upon his heart. 

Here’s something that might give you a better picture of what Jeremiah can teach us Lam 3:40-42 (NLT)
“Instead, let us test and examine our ways. Let us turn back to the LORD. Let us lift our hearts and hands to God in heaven and say, we have sinned and rebelled, and you have not forgiven us.”
Jeremiah reminds us that God is our inheritance and that we need not fear calling out to HIM. It reminds us that God is always there waiting for us to reach out to HIM and he wants to lead us through everything we will ever face in our life. 

In the Midst of the sinfulness of the world around him Jeremiah offered himself through faithfulness for GODS GLORY and I believe that we too are called to do the same today.

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Stand Strong and continue to believe the teachings given to you... (2 Thes. 2:15b NCV),