In the early 6th Century BCE the Kingdom of Judah was conquered by the Babylonian army. Jerusalem, it’s capitol, was destroyed. The intelligentsia and skilled craftsmen of this city were deported to Babylon. In the years leading up to this calamity, a charismatic prophet appeared in Judah. His name was Jeremiah.
In his proclamations, Jeremiah reminded the people of Judah of their covenant heritage. He urged them to recall the covenant relationship their ancestors had entered into many centuries before.
This spring, the Wednesday morning study group will be discussing the opening chapters of the book of the prophet Jeremiah. In these poetic passages, we will discover how Jeremiah interpreted the experience of these who had been led by Moses out of Egypt into the Sinai desert. We will encounter an amazing set of poetic images as we read of God’s dreams for his chosen people and the pathos of his broken heart. As always, we will be discussing the implications of these Biblical passages for our lives in contemporary America society. Plan to join us as we gather on Wednesday mornings at 10:30.
- Jeremiah, Chapter 3 Called to Renewed Relationship
- Jeremiah, Chapter 4 The Approaching Disaster
- Jeremiah, Chapter 5 Invitation Declined
- Jeremiah, Chapter 6 There is No Peace
- Jeremiah, Chapter 7 The Temple Sermon