Jeremiah: Shattered Expectations

July 9, 2017

 

THE SERMON

 

Dr. Mark Scott, one of our Preaching Team members, emphasizes the importance of looking to God, our champion, when our expectations get shattered.

 

THE QUESTIONS

Use these questions to further explore the topic of the message:

Pray—Do you pray on Sunday morning that your worship of God will be acceptable? We can certainly compromise our worship of God by doing anything profane. That’s what Jeremiah’s people did (Jeremiah 19:4). Pray that your obedience will be complete and that your worship will have motives as high as the heavens.

Speak—Jeremiah was bold to speak in public (Jeremiah 20:1-6). But he fell apart like a little child when alone with God (Jeremiah 20:7-11). Maybe the key to bold speech is to be humble before God. Do you humbly pray for boldness (Acts 4:29)?

Grow—No doubt a significant mark of Christian maturity is an ability to rejoice when everything in you wants to sing doom and gloom. At one of Jeremiah’s lowest moments, he cried out to God in praise and joy (Jeremiah 20:13). What hinders you from being able to get to this point in your Christian maturity?

Love—Loving God is made easier by knowing more about him. The solid foundation for Jeremiah in the midst of his despair was that he knew God to be his “champion” (Jeremiah 20:11). How would loving God more help us manage our enemies?


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New Resource for Early Childhood Parents! 

Starting July 16, we encourage early childhood parents to check out our Early Childhood webpage each week for access to our NEW and IMPROVED Parent Page, which will list what the children learned on Sunday and ideas to reinforce those lessons at home, as well as announcements and information in upcoming events. We want to share resources and creative teaching tools with you as you raise your children to be disciples of Jesus. Don’t miss out on this valuable resource, which will soon be at your fingertips! No more crumpled up papers on the floor of your car! (Paper copies of our Parent Page will be available for guests or families without internet.) Questions? Contact Ann Wolfe, Early Childhood Minister, at awolfe@chjoplin.org or 624.6915 x130.

 
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