Following Jesus, fulfilling His mission

Jeremiah the Prophet – an Introduction

A Hope and a Future: Today we’re beginning a new series where we will be introduced to a prophet that was way tougher than McLaren. His name is Jeremiah, twenty-year-old priest from Anathoth in the land of Benjamin.

Right at the outset we are reminded of two key truths that undergird this prophet and the word he would bring.

  1. When we hear from God isn’t always good news; not like listening to HappyFM – it doesn’t always cheer us up or fit into our plans.

Sometimes God’s truth is more than we want to hear and difficult to swallow. It may be in reading His word – “forgive one another as I have forgiven you”; “love one another as I have loved you”; “confess your sin one to another” – “you will have no other God’s before me” – talking about going deeper – more than an hour a week.

It might be in an answer to prayerSTOP when you wanted to go – GO when you wanted to stop – WAIT, when you don’t do wait well.

When we hear from God it isn’t always what we want to hear.

  • Delivering God’s truth isn’t always easy, either – His message of Gospel is incarnational – lived out in His followers/also spoken word.

Reading: Jeremiah 1:1–10 (NLT)