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Life and Ministry of Jeremiah. Training of God’s servant in the end days . Life and Ministry of Jeremiah. 1. The Setting of Jeremiah 2. The Person of Jeremiah 3. The Ministry of Jeremiah . Remember!!. We might not all be called to be a prophet But we are all called to serve.

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life and ministry of jeremiah
Life and Ministry of Jeremiah

Training of God’s servant in the end days

life and ministry of jeremiah1
Life and Ministry of Jeremiah

1. The Setting of Jeremiah

2. The Person of Jeremiah

3. The Ministry of Jeremiah

remember
Remember!!

We might not all be called to be a prophet

But we are all called to serve

true s piritual condition
True Spiritual Condition
  • Much outward form, but little inward reality

2 Timothy 3:5 holding to a form of godliness, although they have denied its power;

  • Characteristic of God’s people in end days

Don’t know their true condition

  • God in His great love calls Jeremiah
jeremiah the person
Jeremiah the Person

Jeremiah 1

  • I formed, prepared, comforted, equipped, and empowered you
  • I have made you a fortified city, a pillar of

iron, & as walls of bronze

NOW!! Gird up your loins, arise & speak

lord s process in service
Lord’s Process in Service

God’s Side

Reveals & releases His provision

Man’s Side

Receive & respond to His provision

the ministry of j eremiah
The Ministry of Jeremiah

The Characterof his ministry

The Causeof his ministry

The Comfortof his ministry

the character of his m inistry
The Character of His Ministry

Jeremiah 1:10

  • To root up/ pluck up
  • To break down/pull down
  • To destroy
  • To overthrow/throw down
  • To build
  • To plant
consider our lord s ministry
Consider Our Lord’s Ministry

Our Lord’s death at Calvary

To root up, breakdown, destroy & overthrow

Our Lord's resurrection

To build and to plant

the cause of his m inistry
The Cause of His Ministry

Jeremiah 1:16

Two main issues with Judah

  • Forsaken Me for other gods
  • Worshipped the works of their own hands

Jeremiah address’s these over & over again

forsaken me
Forsaken Me

Jeremiah 2:10-13

  • Israel has changed their god
    • No other nation has done this
  • My people have committed two evils:
    • Forsaken the fountain of living water
    • Hewn their own cisterns
cry of love to return
Cry of Love to Return

2:20-21 Reminds them of His provision

2:29 Why do you contend with me?

2:30 In vain I have disciplined you (Heb 12:6)

2:31 Heed My word

Why say “we are free to roam”

what is t rue freedom
What is True Freedom?
  • Many believers declare: we are free
  • What are we set free from?
    • Sin, world, corruption, self
  • Why are we free? To do His will
    • To be His bondslaves, slaves of righteousness
  • Today many misunderstand this freedom
  • Abuse it for self: interest & pleasure
cry of love
Cry of Love

In judgment God remembers mercy

3:12-14 Return, repent, be restored

3:22 Return & I will heal

Jeremiah’s heart for the people

4:19 My soul, my heart is in anguish

God’s burden is his burden

Message & the Messenger are one

condition of the people
Condition of the People

5:1 God is looking for a vessel

5:4-5 Neither poor nor great know the Way

5:7 Again, forsaken Me (also vs. 19)

5:31 My people love this condition

6:16-17 We will not walk nor listen

Picture of God’s people in the last days

jeremiah s sorrow
Jeremiah’s Sorrow

Jeremiah 8:18-9:1

  • Lord’s burden had become his burden
  • Embodiment of sorrow of God’s love
  • True power of a man of God
    • Not a mere channel/pipeline
    • But one who has the heart/desire of His Master
  • Difficulties/trials train servants of Lord
    • Paul/Joseph: prison John: Isle of Patmos
jeremiah s persecution
Jeremiah’s Persecution

Jeremiah now trained through persecution

11:1Faithful messenger of Lord

11:18 Persecution from home town

Lord defends him and brings it to light

Not rare to be persecuted by close ones

David: Psalm 55: 12-14

Jesus: Came to His own; own received Him not

jeremiah s response
Jeremiah’s Response

12:1 He cries out to the Lord & Lord responds

12:5 If you have run with footmen and they have tired you out, Then how can you compete with horses? If you fall down in a land of peace, How will you do in the thicket of the Jordan?

deeper training
Deeper Training
  • Jer 15:17 Loneliness
    • Is the Lord enough for us?
  • Jer 16:2 No wife or children
    • Denying self of God ordained blessing
    • Luke 2: Anna's fasting for God’s interest
jeremiah faithful servant
Jeremiah: Faithful Servant
  • Jeremiah was faithful in spite of:
    • An unpopular message
    • A rejected message
    • An unfulfilled message
      • Saw captivity but not return

Can we stay faithful when rejected and

do not see much fruit?

longsuffering love of god
Longsuffering Love of God

In Jeremiah we see longsuffering love

9 times one phrase used

7:13 And now, because you have done all these things, declares the LORD, and I spoke to you, rising up early and speaking, but you did not hear, and I called you but you did not answer

(7:25; 11:7; 25:3-4; 26:5; 29:19; 32:33; 35;14-15; 44:4)

the comfort of his m inistry
The Comfort of His Ministry

Jeremiah 30-31

  • God is a God of Hope
  • Yes, He will tear down but He will recover
  • Key phrase: “I Will”
  • What a glorious hope Israel was given
  • Sadly only few responded

How will we respond in this hour?

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