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Encounters with God Encountering God Behind the Scenes Jeremiah 36:1-10; 45:1-5
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SandraGreat Britain DavidMexico Saurabh Bangladesh, Angola, Namibia RuthIndia, Israel, Australia, New Zealand Keith & Ruth Switzerland SarahSwaziland WayneAfrica Storytelling catches fire as new discipleship and evangelism strategy What started out as training around a new discipleship method turned into a revival. More than 100 national leaders and lay people from across Papua New Guinea met earlier this year to train on how to tell Bible stories orally. They were so convicted by the lessons they were gleaning from the stories that they began to confess their sins, repenting one after another. Some apologized to others, and those offered forgiveness for the offenses. Soon, everyone had fallen to their knees, crying and praying together.
Jeremiah 36(NIV) In the fourth year of Jehoiakim son of Josiah king of Judah, this word came to Jeremiah from the L ORD : 2 “Take a scroll and write on it all the words I have spoken to you concerning Israel, Judah and all the other nations from the time I began speaking to you in the reign of Josiah till now. 3 Perhaps when the people of Judah hear about every disaster I plan to inflict on them, they will each turn from their wicked ways; then I will forgive their wickedness and their sin.” 4 So Jeremiah called Baruch son of Neriah, and while Jeremiah dictated all the words theL ORD had spoken to him, Baruch wrote them on the scroll. 4 So Jeremiah called Baruch son of Neriah, and while Jeremiah dictated all the words theL ORD had spoken to him, Baruch wrote them on the scroll.
God’s Urgent Message How did Baruch get his assignment? How did Baruch get his assignment? Are Jeremiah’s times similar to our times? How so? Are Jeremiah’s times similar to our times? How so? As Christians what responsibilities do we have to our leaders? As Christians what responsibilities do we have to our leaders?
Jeremiah 36(NIV) 5 Then Jeremiah told Baruch, “I am restricted; I am not allowed to go to the L ORD ’s temple. 6 So you go to the house of the L ORD on a day of fasting and read to the people from the scroll the words of theL ORD that you wrote as I dictated. Read them to all the people of Judah who come in from their towns. 7 Perhaps they will bring their petition before the L ORD and will each turn from their wicked ways, for the anger and wrath pronounced against this people by the L ORD are great.”
Jeremiah 36(NIV) 8 Baruch son of Neriah did everything Jeremiah the prophet told him to do; at the L ORD ’s temple he read the words of the L ORD from the scroll. 9 In the ninth month of the fifth year of Jehoiakim son of Josiah king of Judah, a time of fasting before the L ORD was proclaimed for all the people in Jerusalem and those who had come from the towns of Judah. 10 From the room of Gemariah son of Shaphan the secretary, which was in the upper courtyard at the entrance of the New Gate of the temple, Baruch read to all the people at the L ORD ’s temple the words of Jeremiah from the scroll.
God’s Reliable Messenger Why was Jeremiah not allowed in the temple? How did he respond to being restricted from the temple? How do you think Baruch felt about Jeremiah’s plan?
Jeremiah 45(NIV) When Baruch son of Neriah wrote on a scroll the words Jeremiah the prophet dictated in the fourth year of Jehoiakim son of Josiah king of Judah, Jeremiah said this to Baruch: 2 “This is what the L ORD, the God of Israel, says to you, Baruch: 3 You said, ‘Woe to me! The L ORD has added sorrow to my pain; I am worn out with groaning and find no rest.’ 4 But the L ORD has told me to say to you, ‘This is what the L ORD says: I will overthrow what I have built and uproot what I have planted, throughout the earth. 5 Should you then seek great things for yourself? Do not seek them. For I will bring disaster on all people, declares the L ORD, but wherever you go I will let you escape with your life.’”.
God’s Message to a Reliable Messenger How did Baruch’s work affect him personally? How did Baruch’s work affect him personally? How was God’s message to Baruch a comfort to him? How was God’s message to Baruch a comfort to him? How did it bring him discomfort? How did it bring him discomfort? What did he do about it. What did he do about it.
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