Category Archives: Life Lessons

Tuesdays with Jeremiah (Chapter 31)

This chapter is the high-watermark of the “Book of Consolation” (30-33) and the book of Jeremiah. It could be the high point of the entire Old Testament!  It contains an extended description of the joyful re-gathering and resettlement in the … Continue reading

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Tuesdays with Jeremiah (Chapter 27)

In this chapter Jeremiah lives out his calling as a prophet to “nations and kingdoms”, a prophet sent to “uproot and tear down, to destroy and overthrow, to build and to plant” (1:10).  He has a message for kings and … Continue reading

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Tuesdays with Jeremiah (Chapter 26)

This chapter is dated “early in the reign of Jehoiakim” (1) which makes it one of five chapters specifically tied to events from this time period (four chapters are from the “fourth year of Jehoiakim”—25:1; 36:1; 45:1; 46:2). Chapter 26 likely … Continue reading

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Tuesdays with Jeremiah (Chapter 25)

When he was first called to prophetic ministry, Jeremiah was appointed “over nations and kingdoms to uproot and tear down, to destroy and overthrow, to build and to plant” (1:10).  Over the first twenty-three years of his ministry. Jeremiah had … Continue reading

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Tuesday with Jeremiah (Chapter 24)

Verse 1 sets the historical back story for this short chapter:  this vision and message are given to Jeremiah after Jehoiachin (Jeconiah), court officials (like Daniel and his three Hebrew friends), and craftsmen/artisans are captured and exiled to Babylon.  Jehoiachin’s … Continue reading

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Empowerment for Service

Here’s a post I recently wrote for the Heritage Seminary Blog. Do you long for a greater sense of God’s empowerment as you serve Christ?  Me too.  I’ve been in ministry long enough to know that, without the Lord’s empowerment, … Continue reading

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Tuesdays with Jeremiah (Chapter 18)

Chapter 18 contains the well-known message from the potter’s house about God’s sovereign power to shatter or spare nations (1-10).  Following this message of warning and hope, we see Israel’s tragic, fatalistic and disobedient response (11-12).  The Lord reacts to … Continue reading

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