For an overview of the book of Jeremiah, check out this video:
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[OPTIONAL BONUS QUESTION:] A few weeks ago, Dan preached on the story of Jonah [if you missed it, the whole book of Jonah in the bible is a short one and a great read, so check it out!]. How would you compare and contrast these two, Jeremiah and Jonah, prophets' stories? Which guy would you rather be?
READ Jeremiah 1:4-10
What was Jeremiah's call? Would hearing Jeremiah's message feel gentle to you?
READ Jeremiah 11:18-20
How did the Israelite's receive Jeremiah's message?
- Humility, yielding, submissive, enduring injury with patience and without resentment
- Opposites: prideful, self reliant, violent, avoidant
What is the picture of Gentleness in this passage? Is it attractive, desirable?
Who is Jeremiah Gentle toward?
Jeremiah's warnings fell on deaf [and hostile] ears. Israel was led off into exile. But with their former covenant wasted, God, in His grace, established a new covenant.
Check out the new covenant, READ Jeremiah 31:33-34
What strikes you? Do you see any Gentleness in God through the announcement of this new covenant?
How is this new covenant fulfilled? [short cut hint: see Hebrews 10:14-17]
How is it possible for Gentleness to flow through us? [for a hint, see Acts 2]
How is Jeremiah's Gentleness related to our own Gentleness?