Jeremiah: Week 3

Jeremiah: Week 3

Politically Correct Christians

Pastor Christian Lamb // August 19, 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 51:54-58 (NLT)

“Listen! Hear the cry of Babylon, the sound of great destruction from the land of the Babylonians. 55 For the Lord is destroying Babylon. He will silence her loud voice. Waves of enemies pound against her; the noise of battle rings through the city. 56 Destroying armies come against Babylon. Her mighty men are captured, and their weapons break in their hands. For the Lord is a God who gives just punishment; he always repays in full. 57 I will make her officials and wise men drunk, along with her captains, officers, and warriors. They will fall asleep and never wake up again!” says the King, whose name is the Lord of Heaven’s Armies. 58 This is what the Lord of Heaven’s Armies says: “The thick walls of Babylon will be leveled to the ground, and her massive gates will be burned. The builders from many lands have worked in vain, for their work will be destroyed by fire!”

Having an experience with God in the past doesn't get you a free pass on your behavior.

As culture continues to change, we need to continue to change

How do we reevaluate how we love people today?

There are people who with the language they are using are inadvertently or purposefully hurting others, because they refuse to change how they talk and behave. 

Using “gay” as an insult...unacceptable.

Insults that revolve around cross-dressing, transgender, people with disabilities are hateful and not tolerated.

Jokes about assuming someone’s gender or about gender stereotypes aren’t funny and we choose to not make them. 

We use an indiviudal’s preferred pronouns. This doesn’t communicate acceptance, it communicates love.  

We can choose to be stubborn, to say things are a part of some “liberal agenda,” say you don’t want to be politically correct, or say who cares when people get offended, or whatever else it is that your parents and grandparents say that many of you just believe blindly because they say so. OR WE CAN CHOOSE TO LOVE.