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Jeremiah's Times and Our Times

February 3, 2013 Speaker: Series: Courage To Stand In A Fallen World - Jeremiah: The Weeping Prophet

Topic: Jeremiah: The Weeping Prophet Verse: Jeremiah 1:17–1:19


“Jeremiah’s Times and our Times”

Pastor Duane Cross | 02.03.2013

“Get yourself ready! Stand up and say to them whatever I command you. Do not be terrified by them, or I will terrify you before them. Today I have made you a fortified city, an iron pillar and a bronze wall to stand against you but will not overcome you, for I am with you and will rescue you declares the Lord.“

Jeremiah 1:17-19


Isaac                                                                                                           Fall

Jacob                                                                                                          Northern

Joseph        MOSES  JOSHUA       SAUL        DAVID     SOLOMON      Kingdom

__|________|_________|__________|__________|__________|___________ |______

2000         1300           1200             1020             1000            992                    721

BC             BC             BC                 BC              BC               BC                     BC


                      Fall                  Jews                                             Romans              Herod

Jeremiah         Southern          begin               Temple    Maccabean control         Becomes

                      Kingdom          to return           rebuilt      revolt        Jerusalem        king        JESUS


627               587                    537                  515        167             63                   37             4

BC                BC                     BC                  BC          BC             BC                  BC           BC

“Know therefore that the Lord your God is God; he is the faithful God, keeping his covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love him and keep his commands.”

Deuteronomy 7:9




__________MICAH_____________ _____ JEREMIAH_____

750BC             725BC                   700 BC                  675BC           650BC       625 BC   600 BC


Fall of the Northern                           Assyrian unsuccessful at—               Temple in Jerusalem

Kingdom to                                        tempt to capture Jerusalem,            destroyed by Babylonians

Assyria, 722 BC                                701 BC                                           and people taken captive to

                                                                                                                 Babylon, 587 BC


“Then the king called together all the elders of Judah and Jerusalem. He went up to the temple of the Lord with the men of Judah, the people of Jerusalem, the priests and the Levites-all the people from the least to the greatest. He read in their hearing all the words of the Book of the Covenant, which had been found in the temple of the Lord. The king stood by his pillar and renewed the covenant in the presence of the Lord-to follow the Lord and keep his commands, regulations and decrees with all his heart and soul, and to obey the words of the covenant written in this book.”

II Chronicles 34:29-31

“’Ah, sovereign Lord;’ He said, ‘I do not know how to speak; I am only a child.’”

Jeremiah 1:6

“But the Lord said to me, ‘Do not say, I am only a child . You must go to everyone I send you to and say whatever I command you. Do not be afraid of them, for I am with you and will rescue you, ‘declares the Lord. Then the Lord reached out his hand and touched my mouth and said to me, ‘Now I have put my words in your mouth. See, today I appoint you over nations and kingdoms to uproot and tear down, to destroy and over-throw, to build and to plant.’” Jeremiah 1:7-10


For the Week of February 3, 2013

Pastor Duane Cross


These questions are designed to help you go deeper with the sermon during your week-to take a closer look at the Scripture and find fresh ways to live out the main points of the sermon. Going Deeper questions also are used for discussion in all of our Grow Groups at Hope.

Scripture Reading:

Psalm 126; 2 Chronicles 34; Jeremiah 1

Getting Started

What insight or principle from this weekend’s message did you find helpful, interesting or challenging? Explain.

Is it difficult for you to “keep the faith” when times are tough? Why or why not?

When do you feel alone in the world (alone voice)?

Describe a time when an encouraging word helped you push forward and accomplish a task.

A Closer Look

How does the book of Jeremiah fit into the storyline of Israel? (see Jeremiah 1:1-3 ; 2)

(Chronicles 34)

What is the tenor or mood of Jeremiah 1? What is hopeful?

The book of Jeremiah underscores how God’s purpose (i.e. 1:10-uproot and tear today, planting and building) has been unleashed in history. How does God’s power and purposes play out in history? In our world? Lives?

Do you think God has kept his promises and covenants to his children? To you? (see Deuteronomy 7:19) How? Why?

Digging Deeper

Has the “word of the Lord” ever come to you (Vs 11. In what way?

Read 1:8. How does God’s personal presences and promises help us live out God’s calling on our lives?

What does it mean for God to be sovereign over our world and us?

Have you ever experienced the sin cycle Pastor Duane described (Disobedience -> brokenness -> repentance -> restoration)? Explain.

Read Psalm 126 again. What great things has he done for you?





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