Sept. 29 Sermon: Betting on Resurrection

Jeremiah was in jail for telling the truth. He had said to his fellow Israelites, “God’s patience has limits. If you keep on oppressing the poor and worshipping idols made out of silver and gold, God will bring disaster upon this land.” No one listened, so Jeremiah’s warnings became more specific, more pointed, more alarming. “Look!” he cried. “The Babylonian army is on the march! They will take this city, plunder its treasures, depose our king, and march us off into exile. Babylon is God’s wrath on our sins. Submit to them, because resistance is futile.” To the king and his court, Jeremiah’s truth was treason; they suspected the prophet was a spy. Now given “what we used to do to spies in t

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