When Jeremiah Said “New” – (Hebrews 8:7-13)

by Terry Wane Benton The moment Jeremiah used the word “new” in speaking of a coming “new covenant,” there was the immediate implication that the Sinai covenant, then in place, was becoming obsolete and ready to vanish away. The idea of “vanishing away” (Hebrews 8:13) is not that you would be unable to read that…

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What does Jeremiah 31:36 mean?

Question: Good evening. I want to know what ordinances are being referred to in Jeremiah 31:36. And what does it mean by Israel will cease from being a nation? Jeremiah 31:36 (NKJV) “If those ordinances depart From before Me, says the LORD, [Then] the seed of Israel shall also cease From being a nation before…

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Propaganda Wars – Truth Can’t Be Cut Off

by Terry Wane Benton We have the book of Jeremiah only because truth wins in the end. But think of the propaganda that seemed to prevail when Jeremiah was trying to preach to the corrupt establishment. God had an important mission for Jeremiah, “to root out and to pull down, to destroy and to throw…

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Why Do They Not Repent?

https://www.lavistachurchofchrist.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Why-Do-They-Not-Repent.mp3 by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: Jeremiah 8:4-22   I.         Israel was in deep trouble because of her sins. Despite repeated warnings, she did not change.             A.        Punishment would come so severely that people would prefer to die – Jeremiah 8:3             B.        But what God asks is: Why don’t the fallen get back up? – Jeremiah 8:4                         1.         After…

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Why is Jeremiah referred to as the weeping prophet? 

Question: Why is Jeremiah referred to as the weeping prophet? Answer: “Oh, that my head were waters, and my eyes a fountain of tears, that I might weep day and night for the slain of the daughter of my people! … I will take up a weeping and wailing for the mountains, and for the…

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Jeremiah’s Belt

https://www.lavistachurchofchrist.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/JeremiahsBelt.mp3 by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: Jeremiah 13:1-7 I.         The Bible is filled with interesting small stories             A.        One time God told Jeremiah to buy a linen belt to wear.             B.        Later he was told to put the linen belt in a rocky crevice near the Euphrates river             C.        Still later he was told to retrieve the belt, but…

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Your translation of Jeremiah is way off

Question: Shalom, I wish more Christians studied scripture in its original language. I googled some information as to why Christians do not keep the laws of the five books of Moses. I came upon your website which quoted a few verses from Jeremiah. I am an orthodox Jew who lived in Israel. I speak, read,…

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Isn’t Jeremiah a poor source to argue about the inappropriateness of speedos?

Question: I came across Preaching Like Jeremiah while researching Jeremiah. There’s a lot of good stuff here, thanks. However, I was amused that you invoked Jeremiah to defend your apparent stance against speedos; considering the dirty underwear incident at the beginning Jeremiah 13. I’m now wondering if there’s a page on your site that invokes David to…

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Preaching Like Jeremiah

by Jerry Fite via Guardian of Truth XXXVI: 3, pp. 70-71, February 6, 1992 Jeremiah began his prophetic work in the thirteenth year of Josiah’s reign. As a youthful Josiah wielded kingly force to tear down idols, young Jeremiah applied moral persuasion to eliminate the idolatrous heart. Despite forty years of exposure to Jeremiah’s preaching, Judah’s…

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Who was the only man in the Bible forbidden to marry?

Question: Who was the only man in the Bible forbidden to marry? Answer: “The word of the LORD also came to me, saying, “You shall not take a wife, nor shall you have sons or daughters in this place.”” (Jeremiah 16:1-2). The reason for this is that Judah was going to face gruesome death and…

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