The Crisis Continues – Teaching Plan
Michael Fracker

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Key Thought : Knowing or not knowing God is reflected in practical ways in our lives. Where relational knowledge is lacking, idolatry sets in and brings a need of repentance. The Crisis Continues, November 7-13, 2015 1. Have a volunteer read Jeremiah 10:10-15. a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important … [Click to read more …]

7 The Crisis Continues – Discussion starters
Joyce Griffith

Storm Boat

More challenges. Poor Jeremiah. Since Jeremiah was a godly man, we‘re sure he wasn’t being punished. But he suffered as if he were a lawbreaker or a rebel. Why do trials keep falling on the prophet of God? Do you and I ever get in trouble without doing anything wrong? How do you feel when … [Click to read more …]

Symbolic Acts – Teaching Plan
Michael Fracker

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Key Thought : Symbols and symbolic acts can communicate powerful messages, and Jeremiah is probably the prophet that uses them the most.. Lesson on Symbolic Acts, October 31 – November 6, 2015 1. Have a volunteer read Numbers 21:5-9. a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text … [Click to read more …]

Symbolic Acts – Hit the Mark
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Potter and Clay 1,

“But now, O Lord, You are our Father; we are the clay, and You our potter; And all we are the work of Your hand.” Isaiah 64:8 The familiar story of the potter and the clay teaches us profound lessons. For Jeremiah, it illustrated that God is able to not only create, but to start … [Click to read more …]

Symbolic Acts – Discussion Starters
Joyce Griffith

pottery

Symbols in Scripture. Are you ever amazed by how many symbols we see in Scripture? Isn’t there also a good share of realism in Scripture? Have you ever heard the plaintive plea from a class member, “Is this symbolic or real?” especially while studying final events through the prism of Biblical prophecy? And have you … [Click to read more …]

More Woes For the Prophet – Discussion Starters
Joyce Griffith

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Lesson on Woes For the Prophet 1.       Mad at God.  Have you ever been angry about the way people are treating you? Ever been mad at God? What was Jeremiah’s complaint about God? Was it justified? Why can’t God’s followers be treated with the justice and civility they deserve? Have you ever known someone who … [Click to read more …]

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 …]