How Great Is Our God (12 of 13) by Steve Wagers

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How Great Is Our God (12 of 13)
Series: A Closer Look at the Book: Jeremiah
Pastor Steve N. Wagers
Jeremiah 30-33
November 25. 2007

Sermon Outline
1. God's Commitment to His People!
A) To Deliver Them
B) To Defend Them
2. God's Covenant with His People!
A) A Beautiful Covenant
B) A Better Covenant
1) Man's Responsibility
2) God's Reliability
a) His Promises
b) His Person
c) His Power
3. God's Counsel for His People!
A) A Personal Invitation
B) A Powerful Revelation
1) Progressively
2) Eternally

I love this quote of Charles E. Jefferson, "A small man can see when it is growing dark, but he cannot see beyond the darkness. A great man pierces the darkness and sees the glory of a hidden dawn." [1]

Jeremiah 30-33 is a section referred to by many Bible scholars as "The Book of Consolation." In them, the Lord amplified His wonderful purpose, plan and promise to the Babylonians exiles.

You will remember in 29: 11 God declared to them, "For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end." This section begins to uncover the "thoughts" of God "toward" His people.

It not only uncovers the glory of a new day for the exiles of Babylon, but for the Jewish people in the latter days before Messiah comes to the earth again.

Remember, God was the Sovereign mastermind behind the Babylonian invasion. Because of Judah's persistent sin of disobedience, God had raised up the "nations of the north" to invade the land, destroy the land, and carry away captive natives of the land.

The Babylonian exiles would be held for a period of 70 years. Yet, God had promised them that He would provide a way for them to endure those 70 years, and He would one day deliver them as well.
Thus, Jeremiah 30-33 is a description of that future day of deliverance, and serves to remind Judah, as well as us, how great is our God. The greatness of God is seen in:

1. God's ...

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