The Prophet Jeremiah
The prophet Jeremiah lived in one of the most chaotic and tragic periods in the history of Israel and the Middle East. During his lifetime the Assyrian Empire collapsed and the region came under the control of the Babylonians. This was also a period of great religious conflict and strife in the Kingdom of Judah. Jeremiah was a contemporary and vocal supporter of King Josiah who was attempting to bring a restoration of the ancient religion of Israel.
Jeremiah lived through the destruction of Jerusalem by the Babylonian army and the subsequent deportation of a large segment of the population, including the Jehoiachin, the king.
This fall the Wednesday Morning Bible Study group will be reading and discussing portions of the Book of Jeremiah. You are invited to join us as we meet at 10:30 each Wednesday morning in the parish library.
September 8 Session One Jeremiah 1: 1-19
“Do not say I am only a child, for you must go to all to whom I send you.”
September 14 Session Two Jeremiah 11: 15 – 12: 3
“Let us destroy the tree in its strength, let us cut him off from the land of the living!
September 21 Session Three Jeremiah 7: 1 – 15
“Do not trust in these deceptive words: “This is the Temple of the Lord, the Temple of the Lord!”
September 28 Session Four Jeremiah 52: 1 – 34
“Jerusalem and Judah so angered the Lord that he expelled them from his presence.”
October 6 Session Five Jeremiah 29: 1 – 23
“For surely I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for your welfare and not for harm, to give you a future with hope.”