Jeremiah: Week 2

Jeremiah: Week 2

A New Relationship

Pastor Christian Lamb // August 12, 2018

The Book of Jeremiah

  • Written for the nation of Judah

  • Takes place before, during, and after their exile to Babylon in 586 BCE

  • Jeremiah was only 19 or 20 when he was called by God in chapter 1

  • It is a collection of Jeremiah's sermons mixed together with the history of what was happening.

Jeremiah 31:31-34 (NLT)

31 “The day is coming,” says the Lord, “when I will make a new covenant with the people of Israel and Judah. 32 This covenant will not be like the one I made with their ancestors when I took them by the hand and brought them out of the land of Egypt. They broke that covenant, though I loved them as a husband loves his wife,” says the Lord. 33 “But this is the new covenant I will make with the people of Israel after those days,” says the Lord. “I will put my instructions deep within them, and I will write them on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people. 34 And they will not need to teach their neighbors, nor will they need to teach their relatives, saying, ‘You should know the Lord.’ For everyone, from the least to the greatest, will know me already,” says the Lord. “And I will forgive their wickedness, and I will never again remember their sins.”

People's relationship to God is, and has always been, built on showing the seriousness of our relationship by loving God by loving others.

Our relationship with Jesus means that through our personal conversations with him, we can be reminded how to love others.