Jeremiah 15-17 - Jeremiah Part 5
April 3, 2022
Jeremiah has to deliver some sad news to his fellow countrymen/women. They have all behaved badly and judgement is coming. But God promises to protect and keep Jeremiah from death.
We too, have an advocate that can keep us from spiritual death, Jesus Christ. He died and rose again to save us. Put your faith in Him, the Author and finisher of our faith.
We continue to pray that you will invite Jesus into your life and make Him Lord of your life, if you haven't already.
And if you need to take care of this please call Pastor Harvey at 323-316-7131 and he will be glad to pray with you.
Here is a reminder of our church building Sunday schedule..
9 am - Highland Park Christian Church adult and children's Sunday School
10 am - Highland Park Christian Church main worship service
12 noon - Iglesia Evangélica Génesis main worship service
2:30 pm - Iglesia De Dios Pentecostal M.I. main worship service
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This weekend we have prepared a worship page for you that includes...
Great YouTube versions of the Christian Hymns and contemporary songs that we sang today...
Pastor Harvey continued our sermon series Portraits of Bible Characters with a message about Jeremiah- Jeremiah Part 5.
We hope this continues to bless YOU and draws you closer to God.
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For Him and His Kingdom,
Pastors Harvey & Denise
Pastor Denise is still meeting LIVE with the children - come join her in Sunday school every Sunday at 9:00 am. Sing, Pray and learn about God.
Also we are meeting LIVE for Adult Sunday School every Sunday at 9:00 am
right now we are studying the writings of John. Please join us!
And Now It's Time to Worship Christ
Prayer Requests from Sunday, April 3, 2022
Albert - Pray for an unspoken request.
Bryan - Pray for his father.
Pray for an unspoken request.
Harvey/Denise - Pray for Harvey's parents, Harvey Sr. and Barbara.
Pray for his friends who have cancer that they will come out victorious.
Margarito - Pray for his friend, Larry, who is moving to Kansas City.
Dorothy - Pray for a special unspoken request.
Prayer for Francisca and her family.
Marlene - Pray for Pam, Debbie and Tammy for health issues.
Cindy - Pray for the salvation of our families.
Michelle - Pray for a new job venture.
Al - Pray for Sandra and Dave as they deal with her cancer continues to take a toll on Sandra's health.
And Now It's Time to Worship Christ
Nothing But the Blood
artist: David Wesley Virtual Choir
After singing a few songs, then as a congregation we read together aloud the following scripture...
Jeremiah 16:14-21 NASB
14 "Therefore behold, days are coming," declares the LORD, "when it will no longer be said, 'As the LORD lives, who brought up the sons of Israel out of the land of Egypt,'
15 but, 'As the LORD lives, who brought up the sons of Israel from the land of the north and from all the countries where He had banished them.' For I will restore them to their own land which I gave to their fathers.
16 "Behold, I am going to send for many fishermen," declares the LORD, "and they will fish for them; and afterwards I will send for many hunters, and they will hunt them from every mountain and every hill and from the clefts of the rocks.
17 For My eyes are on all their ways; they are not hidden from My face, nor is their iniquity concealed from My eyes.
18 I will first doubly repay their iniquity and their sin, because they have polluted My land; they have filled My inheritance with the carcasses of their detestable idols and with their abominations."
19 O LORD, my strength and my stronghold, And my refuge in the day of distress, To You the nations will come From the ends of the earth and say, "Our fathers have inherited nothing but falsehood, Futility and things of no profit."
20 Can man make gods for himself? Yet they are not gods!
21 "Therefore behold, I am going to make them know- This time I will make them know My power and My might; And they shall know that My name is the LORD."
Bringing in the Sheaves
Artist: Shiloh Worship Music
Jeremiah Part 5 - Jeremiah 15-17
Artist: The Newsboys
Here is the text from the sermon.
Jeremiah Part 5
Jeremiah 15:1-4 NASB
 Then the LORD said to me, "Even though Moses and Samuel were to stand before Me, My heart would not be with this people; send them away from My presence and let them go!
 And it shall be that when they say to you, 'Where should we go?' then you are to tell them, 'Thus says the LORD: "Those destined for death, to death; And those destined for the sword, to the sword; And those destined for famine, to famine; And those destined for captivity, to captivity."'
 I will appoint over them four kinds of doom," declares the LORD: "the sword to slay, the dogs to drag off, and the birds of the sky and the beasts of the earth to devour and destroy.
 I will make them an object of horror among all the kingdoms of the earth because of Manasseh, the son of Hezekiah, the king of Judah, for what he did in Jerusalem.
Jeremiah 15:15-21 NASB
 You who know, O LORD, Remember me, take notice of me, And take vengeance for me on my persecutors. Do not, in view of Your patience, take me away; Know that for Your sake I endure reproach.
 Your words were found and I ate them, And Your words became for me a joy and the delight of my heart; For I have been called by Your name, O LORD God of hosts.
 I did not sit in the circle of merrymakers, Nor did I exult. Because of Your hand upon me I sat alone, For You filled me with indignation.
 Why has my pain been perpetual And my wound incurable, refusing to be healed? Will You indeed be to me like a deceptive stream With water that is unreliable
 Therefore, thus says the LORD, "If you return, then I will restore you- Before Me you will stand; And if you extract the precious from the worthless, You will become My spokesman. They for their part may turn to you, But as for you, you must not turn to them.
 "Then I will make you to this people A fortified wall of bronze; And though they fight against you, They will not prevail over you; For I am with you to save you And deliver you," declares the LORD.
 "So I will deliver you from the hand of the wicked, And I will redeem you from the grasp of the violent."
Jeremiah 16:1-4 NASB
 The word of the LORD also came to me saying,
 "You shall not take a wife for yourself nor have sons or daughters in this place."
 For thus says the LORD concerning the sons and daughters born in this place, and concerning their mothers who bear them, and their fathers who beget them in this land:
 "They will die of deadly diseases, they will not be lamented or buried; they will be as dung on the surface of the ground and come to an end by sword and famine, and their carcasses will become food for the birds of the sky and for the beasts of the earth."
Jeremiah 16:5-13 NASB
 For thus says the LORD, "Do not enter a house of mourning, or go to lament or to console them; for I have withdrawn My peace from this people," declares the LORD, "My lovingkindness and compassion.
 Both great men and small will die in this land; they will not be buried, they will not be lamented, nor will anyone gash himself or shave his head for them.
 Men will not break bread in mourning for them, to comfort anyone for the dead, nor give them a cup of consolation to drink for anyone's father or mother.
 Moreover you shall not go into a house of feasting to sit with them to eat and drink."
 For thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel: "Behold, I am going to eliminate from this place, before your eyes and in your time, the voice of rejoicing and the voice of gladness, the voice of the groom and the voice of the bride.
 "Now when you tell this people all these words, they will say to you, 'For what reason has the LORD declared all this great calamity against us? And what is our iniquity, or what is our sin which we have committed against the LORD our God?'
 Then you are to say to them, 'It is because your forefathers have forsaken Me,' declares the LORD, 'and have followed other gods and served them and bowed down to them; but Me they have forsaken and have not kept My law.
 You too have done evil, even more than your forefathers; for behold, you are each one walking according to the stubbornness of his own evil heart, without listening to Me.
 So I will hurl you out of this land into the land which you have not known, neither you nor your fathers; and there you will serve other gods day and night, for I will grant you no favor.'
Jeremiah 16:14-21 NASB
 "Therefore behold, days are coming," declares the LORD, "when it will no longer be said, 'As the LORD lives, who brought up the sons of Israel out of the land of Egypt,'
 but, 'As the LORD lives, who brought up the sons of Israel from the land of the north and from all the countries where He had banished them.' For I will restore them to their own land which I gave to their fathers.
 "Behold, I am going to send for many fishermen," declares the LORD, "and they will fish for them; and afterwards I will send for many hunters, and they will hunt them from every mountain and every hill and from the clefts of the rocks.
 For My eyes are on all their ways; they are not hidden from My face, nor is their iniquity concealed from My eyes.
 I will first doubly repay their iniquity and their sin, because they have polluted My land; they have filled My inheritance with the carcasses of their detestable idols and with their abominations."
 O LORD, my strength and my stronghold, And my refuge in the day of distress, To You the nations will come From the ends of the earth and say, "Our fathers have inherited nothing but falsehood, Futility and things of no profit."
 Can man make gods for himself? Yet they are not gods!
 "Therefore behold, I am going to make them know- This time I will make them know My power and My might; And they shall know that My name is the LORD."
Jeremiah 17:5-8 NASB
 Thus says the LORD, "Cursed is the man who trusts in mankind And makes flesh his strength, And whose heart turns away from the LORD.
 "For he will be like a bush in the desert And will not see when prosperity comes, But will live in stony wastes in the wilderness, A land of salt without inhabitant.
 "Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD And whose trust is the LORD.
 "For he will be like a tree planted by the water, That extends its roots by a stream And will not fear when the heat comes; But its leaves will be green, And it will not be anxious in a year of drought Nor cease to yield fruit.
Jeremiah 17:12-17 NASB
 A glorious throne on high from the beginning Is the place of our sanctuary.
 O LORD, the hope of Israel, All who forsake You will be put to shame. Those who turn away on earth will be written down, Because they have forsaken the fountain of living water, even the LORD.
 Heal me, O LORD, and I will be healed; Save me and I will be saved, For You are my praise.
 Look, they keep saying to me, "Where is the word of the LORD? Let it come now!
 But as for me, I have not hurried away from being a shepherd after You, Nor have I longed for the woeful day; You Yourself know that the utterance of my lips Was in Your presence.
 Do not be a terror to me; You are my refuge in the day of disaster.
Hebrews 10:19-22 NASB
 Therefore, brethren, since we have confidence to enter the holy place by the blood of Jesus,
 by a new and living way which He inaugurated for us through the veil, that is, His flesh,
 and since we have a great priest over the house of God,
 let us draw near with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.
J. Vernon McGee
"It is impossible for an unsaved person to do good. All of the do–gooders are not really pleasing God. Until a man does his work in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and for His glory and honor, he is simply doing the work for himself for selfish reasons. No genuine goodness can come out of an evil heart."
Again, Denise and I are available for prayer.