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||CleanGod Awaits Our Repentance||RG AUDIO 081718 Matthew 23:29-39 After much suffering, the people of Judah eventually were released from captivity to rebuild the city of Jerusalem. By the time Jesus was born, it was once again a grand city with a beautiful new Temple. The priests||8/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOur Sins Affect Others||RG AUDIO 081618 Lamentations 1:18—2:4 No Temple. No markets. No commerce. No infrastructure. Jerusalem was a shell. It is easy for us to overlook that those left to fend for themselves in Jerusalem did so for many years. Those who could survive the||8/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeek God||RG AUDIO 081518 Lamentations 1:18—2:4 In humility Jeremiah took the sins of the people upon himself. He expressed before God what the people of Judah no longer could. It is a desperate cry. Jeremiah is “distressed, ” “in torment,” and “di||8/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanConsequences to Sin||RG AUDIO 081418 Lamentations 1:10-17 Who is weeping? Jeremiah, the author of Lamentations is the obvious answer perhaps. However, I cannot help but think that Jeremiah is echoing the sorrow of God himself. Though he was told at the beginning of his||8/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSin Is a Dirty Business||RG AUDIO 081318 Lamentations 1:1-9 It is hard to overestimate the significance of Jerusalem’s destruction. The city was a bustling hub of activity and the center of Jewish worship. In fact, God’s presence was in the Temple. There was no other pla||8/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Wisdom of God||RG AUDIO 081218 Galatians 2:1-16 One of my favorite passages of scripture is 1 Corinthians 1:27-28, “But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. God chose the lowly th||8/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEcclesia: The Called-Out Ones||RG AUDIO 081118 Acts 12:25—13:12 There are many lessons that could be unpacked in Acts12. However, as I read these verses, two words jumped off the page: “for me.” Pastor Andy is a friend of mine who was also a church planter. As he followed Go||8/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat’s Your Legacy?||RG AUDIO 081018 Jeremiah 43:24—45:5 What is life? The world’s view is get all you can, look out for number one, whoever dies with the most toys wins, winners never lose and losers never win. I once heard a story about a man who was lying on his b||8/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Struggle of Obedience||RG AUDIO 080918 Jeremiah 43:1-13 Obedience to God should come with blessing, right? I’ve had conversation with friends who wondered why life isn’t any easier because of their obedience. I am reminded of the time when Jesus sent his disciples acro||8/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWho Can Be Against Us?||RG AUDIO 080818 Jeremiah 36:20-32 Jesus warned that those who follow him will be despised by those who do not (Matt. 10:22). In our passage today, we read that the Word of God was presented to people who found it highly offensive. As a result, they||8/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|