Monthly Archives: September 2016

Stuff Jeremiah Bought

Jeremiah 32:1-15 Jerusalem is under attack, and God asks Jeremiah to buy a field. Which makes no sense.  Why would you buy land when that land is about to be taken? — This isn’t the first time that God told Jeremiah to buy something.  In Jeremiah 13 the prophet is instructed to buy a loin […]

Paper vs. Clay

Jeremiah 18:1-12 “So I went to the potter’s house, and sure enough, the potter was there, working away at his wheel. Whenever the pot the potter was working on turned out badly, as sometimes happens when you are working with clay, the potter would simply start over and use the same clay to make another […]

Two Things You Shouldn’t Do

Jeremiah 2:4-13 It’s gloom and doom.  It’s like Eeyore wrote a book of the Bible.  It’s a big, fat bummer. Jeremiah, that is. We’re reading through the book of Jeremiah this month at Andrews UMC, so each day I’m putting two or three chapters of this important book of the Bible under my belt.  And […]

Small but Big

Jeremiah 1:4-10 In 1977 the galaxy as we know it was forever changed when the first Star Wars movie hit the theaters. If you’re a nerd like me, you might have raised an eyebrow at the previous statement.  It’s not wrong, but there’s a sense in which it is kind of wrong.  The Star Wars […]