Jeremiah announces that God will judge Israel’s sins with an exile to Babylon. And then, he lives through the horror of his predictions.
The Book of Jeremiah holds a graphic but important picture showing us how disobedience leads to destruction.
Watch our Read Scripture video on the book of Jeremiah, which breaks down the literary design of the book and its flow of thought. There is one Read Scripture video dedicated to the book of Jeremiah, which aims to help you see its unique contribution to the story of Jesus, but also how they work within the Bible’s overall framework.
The people of Israel repeatedly refused to listen to the Lord's instructions and followed too many evil desires to count. And yet, even though they had broken the terms of their Covenant with God, He was still willing to bless them if they repented.
Justice can only allow evil to go so far. In one final act, God chooses Jeremiah to give the people of Israel's southern kingdom of Judah one more chance: turn from their wicked ways or be exiled to Babylon. The latter is sadly the result.
The Book of Genesis starts when God creates the heavens, earth, and all life. He creates humans in His own Image, then rests. Everything He made is good.
Garden of Eden
God puts Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, depicting a perfect environment and relationship with God, and blesses them to rule the earth and create like He does.
God gives humans the ability to choose. A serpent tempts them to disobey God and sin contaminates humanity and creation. God prophesies redemption for humans.
Humans populate and become exceptionally corrupt. Heartbroken, God floods the whole earth. Noah builds an ark and is spared. God reinstates His covenant with Noah.
Scattering of Nations
People repopulate, create Babylon, and desire a great tower to make themselves famous. God scatters and confuses them with different languages before it is built.
Jeremiah’s Famous Temple SermonTim Mackie & Whitney Woollard
This week, we dive into the book of Jeremiah and his message of judgment against Judah. There is no better place to go than Jeremiah’s famous temple sermon in chapter 7....