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Tuesdays with Jeremiah (Chapter 6)

Chapter 6 describes the preacher’s (and the Lord’s) dilemma. The Word of the Lord is clear, but the people are unwilling to hear: “Their ears are closed (literally, “uncircumcised”) so they cannot hear” (10, see also 19).   Jeremiah can sense … Continue reading

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Prayer Update June 15

Linda and I have had some wonderful opportunities to teach God’s Word over the past few weeks.  I spoke several messages from John 15 at the AGC National Convention in Niagara Falls; Linda and I also did a workshop on … Continue reading

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Tuesdays with Jeremiah (Chapter 5)

This chapter gives a sad and shocking description of the spiritual state of God’s people in Jeremiah’s time. Verse 1 gives a thesis statement for this chapter: “If you can find but one person who deals honestly and seeks the … Continue reading

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Tuesdays with Jeremiah (Chapter 4)

“For I am bringing disaster from the north, even terrible destruction” (4:6). Chapter 4 is an extended announcement/warning of the coming devastation that will be inflicted by Babylonian armies on the cities and people of Judea (particularly on Jerusalem) as … Continue reading

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Prayer Update May 31, 2018

This weekend, Linda and I are at the national conference for the Associated Gospel Churches of Canada (AGC).  This will be a historic gathering as the AGC says thank you to its outgoing president (Bill Fietji) and welcomes its new … Continue reading

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Tuesdays with Jeremiah (Chapter 3)

In this chapter, God speaks to Israel and Judah using the language of marriage, infidelity, divorce and restoration.  The marriage metaphor runs throughout the chapter, comparing God as a husband and Israel and Judah as his two faithless brides.  The … Continue reading

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Tuesdays with Jeremiah (Chapter 2)

In Jeremiah 2 we start to get the picture of the spiritual condition of the nation. It’s not a pretty picture at all. Themes that will be traced and developed throughout the book are introduced here:  Israel’s infidelity to the LORD, Israel’s … Continue reading

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