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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The beginning of Gospel proclamation was not eye-witnesses trying to convince those who had not seen, but one group of eye-witnesses seeking to help other eye-witnesses understand what they all had seen. Even as Gospel proclamation continued on it was grounded in events that had happened and been seen and experienced. From Dale Ralph Davis: …

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A life that knows the power of the resurrection of Jesus will experience growth in character through both joy and pain according to Dale Ralph Davis: You remember what Paul says in Philippians 3 in that marvellous verse, ‘That I may know him and the power of the resurrection’ (v. 10). What does that involve? …

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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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