27 September, 2023

June 11 | Discovery

by | 5 June, 2023 | 0 comments

By Michael C. Mack

1. Has God recently called you to serve him in a way that could be risky, dangerous, and/or difficult? How have you responded to him? 

2. What is something on which people spend lots of money, time, or energy which is ultimately worthless? (Why do you think they do that?) 

Ask two people to read aloud Jeremiah 2:1-13, 26-28; 4:1-2 one after the other, preferably from different Bible versions. Then ask a third person to briefly summarize the passage.  

3. Throughout this passage, in what different ways did people treat God?  

  • How did God respond?  

4. Like the church in Ephesus, the Israelites had forsaken the love they had at first (Revelation 2:1-4). What causes people to stray so far from a loving and glorious God?   

5. Look again at the charges God brought against Israel (2:9-13). What charges would God bring against his people today?

  • In light of those charges, how should we respond? (See 4:1-2; Revelation 2:5.) 
  • How will God respond if we do return to him?  

6. What do you learn about God’s nature from this passage? (See especially 2:7 and 4:1-2; cf. Luke 15:11-24.)  

7. What do you learn about yourself? 

8. How can you use this passage to share God’s truth and grace with someone who has strayed from God?  

9. Based on our study and discussion, complete the sentence: “I will . . .” 

10. In what area of life are you currently asking, “Where is the Lord?”  

For Next Week: Read and reflect on Jeremiah 7:1-15, 21-23. You can also read next week’s supplemental texts as well as the Study and Application sections as part of your personal study. 


Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Latest News

Shawn McMullen Named Editor of Christian Standard

Shawn McMullen has been named the 13th editor of Christian Standard, succeeding Michael C. Mack, who died unexpectedly Aug. 24. McMullen has served previously as editor of The Lookout. “When I think about Christian Standard’s 157-year history, its impact on our churches, and its legacy of godly editors, I view this as a sacred trust,” McMullen said . . .

Hunting Ministry Teaching Kids about Faith, God, Prayer

Jake Ratliff and Josh Hawkins met at Tollesboro (Ky.) Christian Church and bonded over their love of the outdoors and hunting. After noticing many young people lacked dads or father figures, they developed Hunt for the Gospel to help teach young people about hunting, God, and living with Christlike character. . . .

Ozark Reaches $5.9 Million Goal (Plus News Briefs)

Supporters have helped Ozark Christian College meet the $5.9 million goal for its Ready To Go campaign which targets three initiatives. . . . Plus briefs about SpireConference (Sept. 26-28), the Midwest Ministers’ Retreat (Oct. 23-24), a tragedy in Kansas, and more.

‘One Body’ Marks 40 Years of Promoting Christian Unity

“One Body,” edited by Victor Knowles, has promoted the unity of all Christians for the sake of world evangelism (as Jesus prayed for in John 17:21) for 40 years, but its focus has been on unity within the Restoration Movement . . .

‘I Can’ Movie to Premiere Nationwide on Friday

“I Can,” a movie about Katelyn Pavey, a one-armed athlete who became an All-American softball player at Kentucky Christian University, will premiere in theaters nationwide on Friday. Katelyn’s home church, First Capital Christian Church in Corydon, Ind., produced the film. . . .

Follow Us