Words of Hope from a Weeping Prophet

Did you know that Jeremiah was known as the Weeping Prophet? I didn’t until we started our September 2019 Sermon Series. I am behind in my blogging as you can see since this posting is on November 4, 2019 and I’m talking about our September Sermon Series. Life gets pretty busy at times and I just don’t want to login to my computer. 
Our September 1st sermon was focused around Jeremiah 2:4-13 and titled “From Emptiness to Meaning”. I was serving in Children’s Church so was not present for the message. By the title, I am guessing that our lives are empty until God calls us and fills us up and gives us meaning.
Our September 8th sermon was focused around Jeremiah 18:1-11 and titled “The Potter’s Hand”.  I helped with Children’s Church this Sunday so missed the message. The Potter’s Hand makes me think about how our lives are the lump of clay then God starts spinning the pottery wheel and shaping the clay. He takes our life and shapes, smooths, and paints it until we have something of beauty. 
On September 15th, the focus was Jeremiah 4:11-12, 22-28. The title is “Restoration”.  This sermon talks about the divided kingdom where there have been multiple kings through the years. God’s people are beat up by self and their circumstances. Jeremiah is hurting for the people. He is weeping for the people and has survivor’s guilt. When other’s are hurting, we need to have empathy and compassion and hurt right along side with them so they know we care.
September 22nd sermon was “From Weeping to Healing” from Jeremiah 8:18-9:1. Pastor Ronnie high on the fact that as a prophet Jeremiah had to tell uncomfortable truths to the people. It is easy for us to speak challenging words for those we are not close to and don’t relate to. For Jeremiah, he knew and loved the people so it was very challenging. My takeaway from this sermon was that we need to meet people where they are at and we need to look at things through the eyes of others to gain a better insight. How can we be one with our community? God loves me and you. He calls us and wants us to answer his calling.

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