Burning Scrolls

Burning Scrolls

God told Jeremiah to record His words on a scroll and deliver them to the king, but the king cut up and burned the scroll and then went after Jeremiah and his scribe for treason. While we may not take scissors to the pages of the Bible today, we often cut out the parts we don’t like by ignoring them. We may not engage in book burnings, but our refusal to acknowledge God’s Word is no less dangerous. Join us for part 6 of Jeremiah: A Prophet for the City as Pastor Gary Webber explores what Jeremiah has to teach us about the nature of God’s Word. 

In the fourth year of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah, king of Judah, this word came to Jeremiah from the Lord: “Take a scroll and write on it all the words that I have spoken to you against Israel and Judah and all the nations, from the day I spoke to you, from the days of Josiah until today. 

It may be that the house of Judah will hear all the disaster that I intend to do to them, so that every one may turn from his evil way, and that I may forgive their iniquity and their sin.”

Jeremiah 36

Principles (KNOW THEM):

God’s Word is profitable.

God’s Word will prevail.

God’s Word is alive.

Practices (DO THEM):

Commit to a daily Bible reading plan. Ask yourself these four questions for each passage: 

  1. What does this passage teach me about God? 
  1. What does this passage teach me about people? 
  1. What does this passage teach me about how I should relate to God and people? 
  1. What questions or thoughts will I share with others from this passage? 

Daily Readings:

Day 1: Jeremiah 34 
Day 2: Jeremiah 35 
Day 3: Jeremiah 36 
Day 4: Jeremiah 37 
Day 5: Psalm 119 
Day 6: Hebrews 4 
Day 7: 2 Timothy 3 

Suggested Resources:

Books:

Run with the Horses, by Eugene Peterson
Eat This Book, by Eugene Peterson

RightNow Media (visit the Family Resources page):

Precepts for Life: Jeremiah part 1 and 2by Kay Arthur 
Worldview: Thinking and Living Biblicallyby Greg Laurie & others 
Intro to the Major Prophetsby J. B. Nicholson 

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