The Call of Jeremiah
5 “Before I formed you in the womb I knew[a] you,
before you were born I set you apart;
I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.”
6 “Alas, Sovereign Lord,” I said, “I do not know how to speak; I am too young.”
7 But the Lord said to me, “Do not say, ‘I am too young.’ You must go to everyone I send you to and say whatever I command you. 8 Do not be afraid of them, for I am with youand will rescue you,” declares the Lord.
9 Then the Lord reached out his hand and touched my mouth and said to me, “I have put my words in your mouth. 10 See, today I appoint you over nations and kingdoms to uproot and tear down, to destroy and overthrow, to build and to plant.”
By: Ben Kennedy & Becky MacDonald
Sermon Study Questions: Jeremiah 1:1-10
- Who was Jeremiah and where was he from? What do you know about the times in which he lived?
- Who are you and where did you come? How would you describe the times in which you live?
- How do you understand God’s claim that “before I formed you in the womb, I knew you.”
- Why does God have to tear down and uproot before He can build and plant?
- Recall a time when you had to be ‘torn down’ or stripped bare before God could do His thing in your life. Identify building and planting going on in your life now.