Summary: Encouragement to those who going through trying to preach the word of GOD
Why do I keep on Preaching?
Text: Jeremiah 20:7-9 O LORD, thou hast deceived me, and I was deceived; thou art stronger than I, and hast prevailed: I am in derision daily, every one mocketh me. 8For since I spake, I cried out, I cried violence and spoil; because the word of the LORD was made a reproach unto me, and a derision, daily. 9Then I said, I will not make mention of him, nor speak any more in his name. But his word was in mine heart as a burning fire shut up in my bones, and I was weary with forbearing, and I could not stay.
Into: This story began with Jeremiah being release from the stocks that were in the high gate of Benjamin by Pashur. Unfortunately, the reason Jeremiah was imprison for he preached the word of GOD to a disobedient Israel. Jeremiah preached the word of GOD to those who were preaching but not telling the truth. Jeremiah 8:11 for they have healed the hurt of the daughter of my people slightly, saying Peace, peace; when there is no peace. (Explain)
So, why do I keep on preaching when…?
1. I feel abandon by GOD
a. I feel deceived by GOD
b. I feel derision by GOD
2. I am the reproach of people
a. The people are making a mockery of the word of GOD
b. The word of GOD seems to be ineffective
3. I want to give up
a. I feel like it is more beneficial to go back into the world
b. I feel ashamed of His Holy Name. (Romans 10:11 For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.
Conclusion: his word was in mine heart as a burning fire shut up in my bones, and I was weary with forbearing, and I could not stay.
Joshua 1:5 There shall not any man be able to stand before thee all the days of thy life: as I was with Moses, so I will be with thee: I will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.
Joshua 1:8 This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.
Philippians 4:7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
Isaiah 26:3 Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.
Psalm 30:5 For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.
Philippians 4:19 But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
John 1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
John 1:14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.
(take it to the cross)