Jeremiah 1 Sermon notes

Jeremiah 1:1-10 Comfort for the Fearful Preacher

  • Topic
    • Ex: Cat and the bear… the bear should not be afraid… thought again
    • >>>Bigger but not bolder
    • Topic: Fear of preaching
    • >>>Not bold because we are afraid…
    • Text
      • Outline: Jeremiah’s Call to the ministry
        • 1-3 Description of Calling….
        • 4-10 Drama of Calling
  • Key: Call defined “The Word of the Lord Came…” 2, 3, 4, 9
  • Ex: Martyn Lloyd Jones, “You can do nothing else but preach”
  • >>>Weeping prophet…
  • >>>Being a prophet brings trouble… opposition… unbelief…
    • Matthew 23:34-39… recognizable pattern…
    • Point
      • FCF: Resistance to God’s truth makes us fear… v.8, “Afraid
        • Self preservation… want to be liked, accepted… the word won’t tickle ears
        • Excuses… 6, “I am a youth”  God calls it “Afraid” v.8
  • Ex: Like a Bear fearing a cat… we have no confidence…boldness
  • Main Q: Why do you fear?
    • A: >>B/c you don’t believe in the Word!
  • Thesis: v. 9… God’s Word comforts the fearful preacher …
  • Point: Recover the Word Ministry …
  • Define
    • Need: ***The Word is not Popular today
      • Why? B/c unbelief in its effectiveness…
      • Ex: Felt needs… Gimmicks… “Ride the Elephant”
      • Ex: Jn 6, Jesus shews away- Peter, “Words of Life!
      • ***We don’t believe in the Word — like Jeremiah didn’t –
      • ***timid and fearful…
  • >>>>So lacking was Jer’s faith that he feared men more than God! 17
    • Imagine: Standing before the throne… Still afraid of man…
  • Point: Believe in the word….. Which means
  • 1. God Calls you to it…
    • v. 5, “known” “consecrated” “appointed”
    • **Every Christian called to bear witness (1 Pet 3:15)
    • ***Some are “Set Apart for the Gospel” (Rom 1:1)
      • 10a, “appointed” ntn, “to take and appoint”… set apart
      • ***We only fear man when we forget God is with us…!
  • 1. The Word is God’s
    • 6, Jeremiah excuses “I don’t know how”
    • 7. God Says, “Yes, but you do know what to speak!”
    • 8. “Do not be afraid of them”… v 17.. “Be afraid”
    • 9b. “I put my words in your mouth…” not “Your words”
    • >>>The Content itself gives confidence!
    • ***The Truth!!!
    • Ex: David Robertson… wins debates b/c “How amazing the Gospel is… ”
  • 2. The Word is Powerful (Accomplishes God’s will)
    • v. 10. “To” purpose word…
    • ***Lost Doctrine… The Word is Powerful!
    • Ex: Christ Salvation History… Applied in Word & Spirit Now!
  • Obj– You may say, “People don’t stand for preaching these days…”
    • >>They never did stand for it!
    • >>They Only stand for it if you say it!
    • B/C the message is the power…
    • Rom 1:16, “Power of God unto Salvation”
    • Heb 4:12, “Living and Active and sharper”
    • 1Thess 1:5, “Our preaching in demonstration of H.S. & Power”
    • 1 Thess 2:13, “Does its work in your who believe”
    • 1Cor 1:17, man’s wisdom nullifies the word work!
    • 1Cor 1:18, “To those being save,  it is the Power of God”
    • APP
      • Ex: Bear who shrinks back from the cat
      • ***Don’t go it alone… On your own courage… the courage is from Christ and his word!
      • ***If you wish to serve Christ’s church effectively…You must have an unflinching faith in the word!
      • ***You must have firm conviction that the Word of God is truly God’s True Word, Powerful to save sinners, and Accomplishes God’s Eternal plan in present History
Advertisements