We are now in the thick of the warnings and woes of the prophetic call. I used to think that these guys said the same things over and over to the same people. It seemed kind of redundant and way over the top. What I found out was that they were on a preaching tour around the country and that these words were shared with different groups of folks. So what may sound familiar was that the prophet was repeating himself as he moved around. He would just find a different way to say the same thing over and over. Hence the appearance to us that it is so monotonous. There are very few markers that tell us that it is a new group or a new town.
Some stuff about Jeremiah:
Just a little reminder- Daylight savings time change this Saturday night. Unfortunately, an hour loss of beauty sleep as we move our clocks ahead an hour.
This Sunday- Refugestarts. Yes. We will be commissioning Pastor Caleb a.k.a. Pastor K-lub, Pastor Chone, or PK. If you have families in your sphere of influence who have 6-8th graders, not fully planted in a local church community, give them a shout, invite them to church, meet them on Sunday morning, introduce them to PK, have a great time, and head to Castle Cafe afterwards for some awesome Chicken Fried Chicken and cracklin’ gravy. We are so looking forward to this. Folks have been praying.
Matthew- Just when we thought we were getting away from the Old Testament when we saw the New Testament starting…. wrong-O. We started the book of Matthew with all sorts of names from the Old Testament, references to the Exile, and major references to men like David and Solomon. And that is all just in the first half of the first chapter.
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Who says there isn’t anything good in the last twelve books of the Old Testament? It is packed full of many verses we see on calendars, daily scripture flip charts, and encouraging verses of the day. Yah sure there is some of the difficult stuff we don’t understand because of culture and when it happened, but who doesn’t like “The LORD is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in him,” (Nahum 1:7)? That is hopeful material!
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