Jeremiah Crashes an International Summit

by Pastor Pete Panitzke on October 25, 2020

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, the LORD promises to bless those already taken into exile. In the last chapter of 2 Kings we learn that Jehoiachin was eventually released from prison and sat at the table of the Babylonian king. 
  • Jeremiah 25 takes place about 605 BC. Jeremiah foretells the 70 year Babylonian Exile. In the second half of the chapter, Jeremiah crashed an international summit, probably gathered to oppose the Babylonian threat. All the envoys are told to drink from the cup of the LORD's wrath. 
  • Jeremiah 26 takes place about 608 BC. I find this chapter significant because Micah's prophecy from 100 years earlier is quoted. It is evidence that the Old Testament church was preserving the inspired writings of the prophets. 

Worship with the Angels!

Our New Testament reading (find Hebrews 12:18-13:6 here) compares the frightening scene at Mount Sinai (Exodus 20)  with what we experience as we approach our God in worship. We join with the angels in worshipping our Savior. What a privilege!

We will conclude our Unexpected message series this weekend. The text is the Parable of the Wedding Garment (read Matthew 22:1-14 here). Find all our online services by clicking here.

We continue our regular schedule of in-person services. This weekend we have communion in all our traditional services and communion 30 minutes before the Bridge service. Click here for times. There is room in all our services for more people to attend and still maintain social distance. If you would like a service that provides maximum social distance, I would recommend the Sunday 10:45 am and the Wednesday 7 pm services because these have the lowest attendance.  

The worship folder with St. Paul's News and the Kids Club Family Lesson are attached.

God bless your worship -- in-person or online!

Pastor Pete


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