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Contributed on Oct 18, 2021
This outline summarizes each of Jeremiah's three unusual purchases. The outline could be used for a single message or Bible study on various topics.
Introduction: Jeremiah delivered some of the last messages God ever gave to the nation of Judah, the southern kingdom. God also told him to make at least three unusual purchases which also gave object lessons to the nation. The first was a linen waistband, the second was a jar of clay, and the ...read more
Contributed on Oct 15, 2021
Jerusalem was surrounded with the army of Babylon laying siege to the city. During that time, Jeremiah's cousin came to visit Jeremiah and offer Jeremiah one of the strangest real estate deals in history!
Introduction: Jeremiah had been instructed by the LORD to make at least two unusual purchases. First, the LORD told him to buy a linen waistband (“girdle”, KJV) the wear it, and then bury the thing many miles away in a place where it was practically guaranteed to be ruined (see Jer.13:1-11for ...read more
Contributed on Oct 13, 2021
A simple jar of clay was bought and then broken. God used something as simple as this for an object lesson.
Introduction: clay jars, or “earthen vessels (KJV)” have been in use for thousands of years. These jars came and still come in various sizes, colors, and so on. Even when these jars were broken (they’re just clay, after all) the pieces could be and were used for notes, receipts, and the like ...read more
Contributed on Oct 11, 2021
It was just a linen "girdle" or waistband which Jeremiah purchased new, at the Lord's command. What happened to that waistband after Jeremiah bought it?
Introduction: Jeremiah was a prophet as well as a priest. During his ministry, God told him to make at least three unusual purchases. The first such purchase was a linen waistband (“girdle” in the KJV) and it served as an object lesson. 1 The command to purchase the waistband (girdle) Text: ...read more
Contributed on Oct 5, 2021
Everyone has times when they think "it can't get any better than this" and "it can't get any worse". Several examples of good things and bad things are examined, plus there's a word of encouragement at the end.
Edited from a sermon preached at First Baptist Church, Chamois, MO Not an exact transcription. Introduction: How many of us can remember a time when we thought, “It doesn’t get any better than this?” I can think of a couple. One such instance happened back in the early 90’s when I was in the ...read more
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Contributed on Oct 22, 2021
Text, Acts 9:23-25, KJV: 23 And after that many days were fulfilled, the Jews took counsel to kill him: 24 But their laying await was known of Saul. And they watched the gates day and night to kill him. 25 Then the disciples took him by night, and let him down by the wall in a basket. Thoughts: ...read more
Contributed on Oct 5, 2021
Introduction: Phurah, Gideon’s servant, is only mentioned twice in the entire Bible—here in this passage—but what he did certainly speaks volumes. Text, Judges 7:9-11, KJV: 9 And it came to pass the same night, that the LORD said unto him, Arise, get thee down unto the host; for I have delivered ...read more
Contributed on Sep 30, 2021
Introduction: sometimes we forget, or take for granted, the easy availability of God’s Word. Retail stores (not just Christian bookstores) sometimes have copies of the whole Bible for a dollar per copy! Secondhand or thrift stores occasionally have donated Bibles and other portions for a very ...read more
Contributed on Sep 22, 2021
Introduction: several men were named Obadiah in the Old Testament. This man, in this story, lived during the days of Ahab and Elijah. He was known for a few things, even though he is only mentioned in one passage of Scripture. Text, 1 Kings 18:1-5, KJV: 1 And it came to pass after many days, that ...read more
Contributed on Sep 9, 2021
Introduction: The Old Testament prophets sometimes faced severe persecution. Jeremiah certainly had his share of troubles and in this instance, he had preached God’s message but was thrown into a cistern! Most likely he was going to be left there to die, but an unsung hero helped rescue Jeremiah. ...read more