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SERMONS IN JEREMIAH

THE WORD OF GOD TO A WAYWARD CULTURE

 

The book of Jeremiah is the longest book in the Bible and hugely significant to those who lived after it was written. It moved Daniel to pray that what it predicted would be fulfilled (Dan 9v2), and led the writer of Chronicles and Ezra to note that it was (2 Chr 36:21-22, Ezr 1:1).

And the context Jeremiah spoke into was one with parallels to our own. It was a time of cultural crisis. For centuries Israel had wandered from the Lord, and it was now coming to a head with his warning that the land would soon be conquered by the Babylonian empire, with many of the people taken off to Babylon itself.

 

But through Jeremiah God also gave encouragement and wisdom on how people could live faithfully within this very different cultural context, and hope for the future, in looking to the day when they would finally be able to live as they longed to in his kingdom.

There is much here then, to keep us from wandering ourselves, and to equip us for living within a culture that seems so different in its convictions and values from the ones we hold to.

For the sermon titles, see below. To read the NIV introduction to the book, see here: https://www.biblica.com/resources/scholar-notes/niv-study-bible/intro-to-jeremiah/