Category Archives: Ministry Matters

Tuesdays with Jeremiah (Chapter 45)

Chapter 45 is one of the most intriguing chapters in the entire book.  It is by far the shortest chapter in the book—only five verses long.  It is intentionally not in chronological order.  The previous six chapters describe the fall … Continue reading

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Tuesdays with Jeremiah (Chapter 44)

After the Jewish remnant defiantly disobeys the Lord’s message by leaving the Promised Land and settling in Egypt, the Lord sends another message through Jeremiah to them.  This message along with their response is recorded in some detail in chapter … Continue reading

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Tuesdays with Jeremiah (Chapter 41)

This chapter continues to chronicle the political and spiritual collapse of the Jewish remnant left in the land after the fall of Jerusalem.  Seven months into Gedaliah’s governorship, Ishmael returns to meet with Gedaliah.  Ishmael, who is almost always referred … Continue reading

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Tuesdays with Jeremiah (Chapter 38)

Chapter 38 continues the narrative begun in the previous chapter by telling us what transpired after Jeremiah was accused of desertion and imprisoned in the courtyard of the guard.  Things go from bad to worse for Jeremiah and for king … Continue reading

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Yearly Reeder 2018

For many years, Linda and I have sent out a “year-in-review” letter to family and friends.  In it, we give a brief update on our family along with a few pictures.  We call our newsletter The Yearly Reeder. Here’s a … Continue reading

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Tuesdays with Jeremiah (Chapter 30)

Chapters 30-33 are sometimes called “the Book of Consolation,” a unit within the larger book that shines with hope for the Israel’s future. Given the fact that most of Jeremiah’s prophecies are dark and dire, these four chapters are especially bright. The … Continue reading

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Prayer Update November 30, 2018

As we move into December, our fall semester is moving to its finale.  Students are working hard to finish papers and prepare for final exams.  Professors are gearing up for all the grading that comes when the students turn in … Continue reading

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