July/August 2013

Aspects Of Jeremiah

Judah’s warnings, judgment, and future restoration


Jeremiah warned the people of Judea they would suffer the same fate as the northern kingdom of Israel if they refused to repent of their idolatry and return to God. This issue explores Jeremiah’s warnings, the Babylonian captivity, and Jeremiah’s prophecies concerning the Jewish people’s future restoration in their land.

Features

Life From the Inside Out

As I sat in the pew at church a few Sundays ago, the speaker read a verse from 1 Samuel that struck me as the explanation for why we in America find ourselves in the condition...

Introduction to Jeremiah

The prophet Jeremiah ministered from 627 to about 585 B.C., more than 100 years after the trauma of Assyria’s destruction of the northern kingdom of Israel in 722 B.C. Yet the consequences...

God’s Everlasting Love Jeremiah 30—31

Parenting is not easy. Over the years we may excuse some infractions, but we must punish our children’s blatant disobedience. So it was in the days of the prophet Jeremiah. The Israelites...

Israel’s Great Assurances Jeremiah 32

The prophet Jeremiah served the Lord prior to and during the Babylonian Captivity, warning the Israelites to avoid idolatry or expect judgment. Chapters 32—33 follow the specific...

Judah’s Fatal Decision Jeremiah 40—43

In 586 B.C. the Babylonians captured Judah, destroyed Jerusalem, and deported the Jewish people to Babylon. Only a remnant of poor Judeans were left in the land to...


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Israel’s Restoration Jeremiah 33

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Shall Not Come to Mind Anymore

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The Consequences of Defying God Jeremiah44—46

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Comfort and Promise

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Why Two Kingdoms?

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