We look for peace every day but what kind of peace are we seeking? Lately, it is the peace to live without fear. Peace to live what we believe and not be told we are wrong. Peace to go where we want and not be threatened by someone because we don't look, talk, or act the … Continue reading Peace
There are several different types of migrating birds, from the Canadian Geese that fly in a V formation to the dread Grackle that ascends onto the town like a scene out of a horror movie. Then there are the Swallows that return to the mission at San Juan Capistrano in California, every year. The celebration of the … Continue reading Returning To What You Know
We see this week without the Lord there is no life or joy. Monday -- The leaders, priest, and prophets who went against God and turned to idol worship causing the people to follow after them, God had an unusual punishment for them. Why did God punish them in such a way? Tuesday -- God doesn't have … Continue reading Jeremiah 8 Study Guide
Many of us sat stunned yesterday afternoon and throughout the evening as details of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. We are all hurting for the students who the meaning of Valentine's Day has changed forever. We are praying for those that are injured physically and the rest who are injured … Continue reading Broken Valentine
Both in Jeremiah 7 and in John 2, we see there was corruption going on in the leadership part of the church. The priest had turned a blind eye and a deaf ear to the things that they should have put stop to. At times they were even involved in it by leading the people away … Continue reading What is Going On Inside the Church?
The one thing that stands out is God's patience. In the very first part of the chapter, He lays out what Judah would have to do to stop Him from pouring out His wrath on them. It isn't His desire and He extends grace to them. But do they choose to receive it or reject … Continue reading Jeremiah 7 Study Guide
As Jeremiah warns the people of God's judgment that is coming, the priests are telling them that God wouldn't do that. In verse 24, we see the anguish that the people suffer is likened to birth pains. Jesus was asked in Matthew 24 about the signs of the end of time, in which He talks about … Continue reading Jeremiah 6 Applied
In Jeremiah 6, we start off with God telling the tribe of Benjamin to flee the land of Judah for safety and those of the tribe of Judah to sound the warning for those around them are preparing for war so they need to be ready. We are told in Ephesians 6, about the war we … Continue reading Are You Prepared For War?
God did find a small group of faithful people, the tribe of Benjamin, and warned them to flee for safety. The coming destruction of Jerusalem is due to the following other gods. He had given them plenty of opportunities to repent but they were stubborn and refused. Monday -- In Jeremiah 6:4, God tells them … Continue reading Jeremiah 6 Study Guide
We see God looks to spare the righteous people that follow His commands. All throughout history He has shown His mercy and grace to those who love Him. When we let Him lead life is easy for His yoke is easy. However, when we break the bonds of the yoke with Him life becomes hard. … Continue reading Jeremiah 5 Applied