So, we have made it to the end of Jeremiah! It has been a real Roller Coaster ride from the valleys of sin and judgement to the mountain tops of grace and mercy. but God's justice and mercy and not somehow biased, as Babylon are about to find out.
With the blessings of hindshight as New testament Christians, we see the foreshadowing of final justice and mercy as the great babylon is defeated but those who trust his mercy will reign with him!
So, what are you going to do about it?
On Sunday we were looking at Jeremiah 33. God's rescue plan for salvation is like a might river running through the whole of the Bible from Genesis to Revelation, and through the whole of history. Sometimes in scripture it is hard to see, like a river that continues under ground, but other times it is clearly evident where it breaks through the surface. In Jeremiah 33 it is plain to see. God will send a King and a priesthood that will last forever!! Did Jeremiah know they would end up being the same person?
For the talk click on the image of David's greater Son.
Next week we have a guest speaker so we have added an extra Jeremiah Session into the programme Jeremiah 37-38 titles 'When the going get's tough!' I can't wait!
It was great on Sunday to baptise seven individuals - five young people and a couple who know the transforming grace of God in their lives. The church was packed as they told of how God had led them through illness, sickness, broken marriages, serious mistakes and failure, grief and opposition to find him to be there ultimate saviour and satisfaction. It was a privilege to be there and to be involved. But to the world around, or to many of them at least it just looks like madness. Who really dedicates their live to live for a man who lived and died 2000years ago, especially in the enlightened and 'modern' 21st Century?
but that challenge is not new. Consider Jeremiah told to do something that looked like utter insanity, but held clues and pointed too the ultimate reality that will last forever. For him it was a challenging and exciting journey. For us it is still far more exciting than we realise! Read on by clicking the image of the desk top.