More Woes for the Prophet – Thoughts
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Jeremiah was a prophet, but as a prophet he was also human, and he found himself in a nearly unbearable situation. He was called by God to bring messages of warning to Israel and Judah. But the people refused to accept his messages. It is not easy being called of God for the office of ministry. … [Click to read more …]

More Woes for the Prophet – Teaching Plan
Michael Fracker

Key Thought : Jeremiah suffered resistance and persecution from the religious leaders of the nation. He was so discouraged, he cursed his life, but through inspiration, continued to preach. Lesson on More Woes for the Prophet, October 24-30. 1. Have a volunteer read Jeremiah 20:7-14. a. Ask class members to share a thought on what … [Click to read more …]

Rebuke and Retribution – Teaching Plan
Michael Fracker

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Key Thought : Sin pervades every aspect of human existence. Jeremiah experienced this when his life was threatened because of the message he preached.. Rebuke and Retribution, October 17-23, 2015 1. Have a volunteer read Jeremiah 17:1-5. a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is. b. … [Click to read more …]

Rebuke and Retribution – Hit the Mark
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A woman kneeling and holding her broken heart.

Following God in this world involves suffering. Let’s accept the fact that suffering comes with the territory of being a believer in a world that is not our home. To be true to God will cost you. It cost Jeremiah a lot. Everyone wants to be loved and well thought of. None in their right … [Click to read more …]

The Last Five Kings of Judah – Teaching Plan
Michael Fracker

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Key Thought : Jeremiah’s message addressed a crisis that had been in the making through extended grace and increased apostasy that eventually led to exile. The Last Five Kings of Judah, October 10-16, 2015 1. Have a volunteer read 2 Chronicles 34:29-33. a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important … [Click to read more …]

The Last Five Kings of Judah – Discussion Starters
Joyce Griffith

Josiah discovers the law.

Lesson on The Last Five Kings of Judah 1.       Judah’s last 5 kings. What a disgrace. God’s people. God’s vision for them. Did the people of Judah reveal what they thought of God their ruler? Did God share what He thought of His wayward children? Why didn’t these kings show any sign of angst for … [Click to read more …]

The Crisis (Within and Without) – Hit the Mark
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Calf Idol

I’m having a hard time understanding this week’s lesson on The Crisis Within and Without. My confusion starts with the first three verses of Jeremiah chapter 2. Jeremiah gets a direct message from God to tell His people that He reminisces about the good old days – the days when they started out together into … [Click to read more …]

The Crisis Within and Without – Teaching Plan
Michael Fracker

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Key Thought : Jeremiah’s message addressed a crisis that had been in the making through extended grace and increased apostasy that eventually led to exile. Lesson for October 3-9 1. Have a volunteer read Judges 2:1-3. a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is. b. … [Click to read more …]

The Crisis (Within and Without) – Discussion Starters
Joyce Griffith

Enigma

Current Lesson The crisis. How long can a crisis last? Consider the crisis in the Garden of Eden when our destinies were set in turmoil for thousands of years to come. In this quarter’s lessons, we look at the plight of human beings who deal with constant crisis. Were crises faced during Jeremiah’s service caused … [Click to read more …]

The Prophetic Calling of Jeremiah – Hit the Mark
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Country pathway

God always has a plan. There is never an emergency that He has not already provisioned a solution. There is never a crisis that can find Him unaware or unprepared. He never sleeps nor slumbers. And often, as is the case with Jeremiah, He chooses leaders who are unsuspecting of the role they will play … [Click to read more …]