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Sermon, Sunday September 11, 2016

The Call of Jeremiah

Jeremiah 1:5-10

“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.”

“Alas, Sovereign Lord,” I said, “I do not know how to speak; I am too young.”

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. Do not be afraid of them, for I am with youand will rescue you,” declares the Lord.

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

  1. Who was Jeremiah and where was he from? What do you know about the times in which he lived?
  2. Who are you and where did you come? How would you describe the times in which you live?
  3. How do you understand God’s claim that “before I formed you in the womb, I knew you.”
  4. Why does God have to tear down and uproot before He can build and plant?
  5. 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.


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