We come to a sermon Jeremiah may have preached on more than one occasion.
It is also the least favorite sermon his congregation ever heard!
It is a sermon where God had him confront the people over their favorite illusion – that the presence of the Temple in Jerusalem meant that the city would never fall or be destroyed.
He is charged by God to confront their wishful thinking which was supported by the deceit of false prophets – and the people did not want to hear it.
The saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am the foremost. But I received mercy for this reason, that in me, as the foremost, Jesus Christ might display his perfect patience as an example to those who were to believe in him for eternal life.
PRAYER’S PASSION 1 THESSALONIANS 5:23-24 1A. PRAYER SHOULD BE PASSIONATE ABOUT US BELIEVERS. 1B. THE WHOLE CHURCH. 2B. THE WHOLE PERSON. 2A. PRAYER SHOULD BE PASSIONATE ABOUT HOLINESS. 1B. FACTUAL HOLINESS. 2B. PRACTICAL HOLINESS. 3A. PRAYER SHOULD BE PASSIONATE ABOUT GOD’S WORKING. 1B. GOD’S WORKING IN CONCERT WITH OUR EFFORT. […]