Sermons on Jeremiah

Jeremiah is the second of the Books of Prophecy and the twenty forth book of the Old Testament. Prophecies announcing the captivity of Judah, its sufferings, and its overthrow of its enemies.

The Book of Jeremiah records the final prophecies to Judah, warning of oncoming destruction if the nation does not repent. Jeremiah calls out for the nation to turn back to God. At the same time, Jeremiah recognizes the inevitability of Judah’s destruction due to its unrepentant idolatry and immorality.

The Book of Jeremiah is primarily a message of judgment on Judah for rampant idolatry (Jeremiah 7:30-34; 16:10-13; 22:9; 32:29; 44:2-3). After the death of King Josiah, the last righteous king, the nation of Judah had almost completely abandoned God and His commandments. Jeremiah compares Judah to a prostitute (Jeremiah 2:20; 3:1-3). God had promised that He would judge idolatry most severely (Leviticus 26:31-33; Deuteronomy 28:49-68), and Jeremiah was warning Judah that God’s judgment was at hand. God had delivered Judah from destruction on countless occasions, but His mercy was at its end. Jeremiah records King Nebuchadnezzar conquering Judah and making it subject to him (Jeremiah 24:1). After further rebellion, God brought Nebuchadnezzar and the Babylonian armies back to destroy and desolate Judah and Jerusalem (Jeremiah chapter 52). Even in this most severe judgment, God promises the restoration of Judah back into the land God has given them (Jeremiah 29:10).

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Jeremiah

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Jeremiah 31:7-9 (RSV) 7 For thus says the Lord: “Sing aloud with gladness for Jacob,     and raise shouts for the chief of the nations; proclaim, give praise, and say,     ‘The Lord has saved his people,     the remnant of Israel.’ 8 Behold, I will bring them from the north country,     and gather them from the farthest parts of […]