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Jeremiah Crashes an International Summit

Posted by Pastor Pete Panitzke on

One of the challenges of Jeremiah is that his prophecy is not recorded in chronological order. Jeremiah 24 records a vision that Jeremiah saw about 597 BC after King Jehoiachin was taken into exile. People probably thought that those who remained in Jerusalem were the fortunate ones. Instead...

Fix our Eyes on Jesus

Posted by Pastor Pete Panitzke on

Our Old Testament reading (find Jeremiah 22-23 here) references some of the last kings of Judah. Josiah was the godly king as Jeremiah began his ministry. He was killed in the battle of Megiddo before the time of this reading (609 BC). Three of Josiah’s sons ruled as king after...

Jeremiah's Refrain & Mental Health Links

Posted by Pastor Pete Panitzke on

The refrain in Jeremiahs' prophecy isn't a pleasant one. "Sword, famine and plague." Repeated 15 times! Yet, the LORD had a loving purpose. Watch today's devotion here and then read Jeremiah 19-21 (click here) and Hebrews 11:15-40 (click here) Unexpected Message SeriesThis...

What is "sin with uplifted hand"?

Posted by Pastor Pete Panitzke on

In today's devotion, (watch it here) I share with you one of the most frightening chapters of the Bible: Numbers 15:27-36 (read it here). The LORD gives a command about sin with uplifted hand. That phrase is translated "defiant sin" or "deliberate sin" in English translations...

"Is there no balm in Gilead?"

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There was no healing balm for God's people in our Old Testament reading (find Jeremiah 7-8 here).  They were going through the motions. The temple worship continued, but their hearts were far from the Lord. They cared nothing for the poor and oppressed in the land. Our reading ends...