At MGPC we’re setting out on making our way through Jeremiah on Sunday nights. This follows on from Psalms and John’s Gospel. Graeme Goldsworthy identifies the Gospel in Jeremiah. We should not be put off by Jeremiah’s reputation as the gloomy or “weeping” prophet. He has much encouragement to offer the faithful. To be sure, …

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Jack Lundbom’s magisterial commentary on Jeremiah is living up to its promise. On God’s call and Jeremiah’s response in Chapter 1: Yahweh begins the present dialogue in grand hyperbole. He says he knew Jeremiah before he was formed in the belly of his mother; that a consecration took place before he was born; and at …

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Dale Ralph Davis writes about the novel insistence of Yahweh that his people have no other gods, and what that reveals about Yahweh and the way he relates to his people. Whoever heard of a god who demanded exclusive loyalty? There was no so-called god or goddess in the whole ancient near east who demanded …

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Songs of preparation: O Praise The LORD, Jerusalem, Give Thanks and Amazing Grace. Prayer of adoration and confession: Thankful to God for His work of creation; sorrowful, but profoundly thankful, for that within ourselves that made God’s work of recreation through Christ necessary. Song of assurance, affirmation, doxology: The Family Prayer Song, the Apostles’ Creed, …

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Sola (By Your Word Alone) and How Long Will You Forget Me Lord (Psalm 13) are the songs of preparation. Worship commences with Humble Thyself / Our God Is An Awesome God. Our prayer of adoration and confession will recall the free gift of God, eternal life in Jesus Christ our Lord, and the freedom …

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In a passage of Scripture that has challenged and troubled generations of Christians, the author of the letter to the Hebrews points out the end result of rejecting God’s final Word. That there’s nothing else to say, and no way to come back. Three songs focussed on the all-surpassing greatness of Jesus begin worship: Blessing …

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