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Not Me, Them

June 28th, 2015 · No Comments

Jeremiah 10:24-25 (New Living Translation) 24 So correct me, Lord, but please be gentle. Do not correct me in anger, for I would die. 25 Pour out your wrath on the nations that refuse to acknowledge you— on the peoples that do not call upon your name. For they have devoured your people Israel[c]; they have […]

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Our Lives are Not Our Own

December 13th, 2014 · No Comments

Jeremiah 10:23-24 (New Living Translation) 23 I know, Lord, that our lives are not our own. We are not able to plan our own course. 24 So correct me, Lord, but please be gentle. Do not correct me in anger, for I would die. This is a prayer of Jeremiah. This should be my prayer […]

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Actions, not Real Estate

November 10th, 2013 · No Comments

Jeremiah 7:4-5 (New Living Translation) 4 But don’t be fooled by those who promise you safety simply because the Lord’s Temple is here. They chant, “The Lord’s Temple is here! The Lord’s Temple is here!” 5 But I will be merciful only if you stop your evil thoughts and deeds and start treating each other […]

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Do Right

August 18th, 2012 · No Comments

Jeremiah 22:1-3 (New Living Translation) This is what the Lord said to me: “Go over and speak directly to the king of Judah. Say to him,2 ‘Listen to this message from the Lord, you king of Judah, sitting on David’s throne. Let your attendants and your people listen, too. 3 This is what the Lord says: Be fair-minded and just. Do […]

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Nothing is Too Hard

September 3rd, 2011 · No Comments

Jeremiah 32:17 (New English Translation) Oh LORD God, you did indeed make heaven and earth by your mighty power and great strength. Nothing is too hard for you! The key word from the above proclamation is nothing. Indeed, nothing is too hard for the LORD. There, I wrote it. That is a simple statement, not […]

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Terrified by Signs in the Heavens

August 6th, 2011 · No Comments

Jeremiah 10:1-2 (New International Version 2011) 1 Hear what the LORD says to you, people of Israel. 2 This is what the LORD says: “Do not learn the ways of the nations or be terrified by signs in the heavens, though the nations are terrified by them. Now and then, the LORD sent a message […]

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For Prosperity

October 3rd, 2010 · No Comments

Jeremiah 29:7 (New International Version) Also, seek the peace and prosperity of the city to which I have carried you into exile. Pray to the LORD for it, because if it prospers, you too will prosper.” The prophet Jeremiah is writing to the Jews who are exiled in Babylon. This is an awful condition. They […]

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Friends? Brothers?

September 26th, 2010 · No Comments

Jeremiah 9:4-6 (New International Version) 4 “Beware of your friends; do not trust your brothers. For every brother is a deceiver, and every friend a slanderer. 5 Friend deceives friend, and no one speaks the truth. They have taught their tongues to lie; they weary themselves with sinning. 6 You live in the midst of […]

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What is Just and Right

September 18th, 2010 · No Comments

Jeremiah 22:3 (New International Version) This is what the LORD says: Do what is just and right. Rescue from the hand of his oppressor the one who has been robbed. Do no wrong or violence to the alien, the fatherless or the widow, and do not shed innocent blood in this place. The prophet Jeremiah […]

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Beyond Embarrassment

September 12th, 2010 · No Comments

Jeremiah 6:15 (New International Version) Are they ashamed of their loathsome conduct? No, they have no shame at all; they do not even know how to blush. So they will fall among the fallen; they will be brought down when I punish them,” says the LORD. I remember my dad discussing this verse in a […]

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