The Church In Babylon

Babylon, Idolatry And You

Date Sun, Oct 6, 2013

What is the context of Jeremiah’s remarkable prophecy to an idolatrous nation? 

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When Darkness Is Called Light, And Light Darkness

Date Sun, Oct 13, 2013

This was a time of widespread and willful self-deception, when lies are gladly believed.

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Recognizing False Prophets

Date Sun, Oct 20, 2013

These are the characteristics of false prophets/teachers:

   1.  They diminish the holiness of God

   2.  They exaggerate the goodness of man

   3.  Their teachings come from a variety of sources

   4.  They hide their true motives   

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Israel, Clay In The Potter’S Hands

Date Sun, Nov 3, 2013

Jeremiah now illustrates both what God thinks of Israel and what He intends to do with the nation  in the future.

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When God Judges A Nation

Date Sun, Nov 10, 2013

God predicted that the judgment of Judah was inevitable.

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Mourning The Loss Of A Great City (The Book Of Lamentations)

Date Sun, Nov 24, 2013

Well might Jeremiah weep, and well might we weep with him as we read five elegies that describe his sorrow over the destruction of Jerusalem.

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Life In A Pagan City

Date Sun, May 18, 2014

The context: the Jews must now live in a pagan city where they are not the dominant culture or religion. God gives them some unexpected instructions.

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Conflicts Of Conscience

Date Sun, May 25, 2014

How do we respond to conflicts of conscience?  We can (1) reject the culture, (2) assimilate with the culture, or (3) witness within the culture.  Daniel and his friends faced a dilemma when they were in a program of forced assimilation.   

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When The State Becomes God

Date Sun, Jun 1, 2014

What do we do when the state takes on the role of deity? Three God-followers refused to bow to the pagan image.

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The Handwriting On The Wall

Date Sun, Jun 29, 2014

A day that began with great pomp ended in great disaster. The story of the fall of Babylon is relevant to us today.

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