Hi everyone 🙂
Thanks to those who have submitted some of their questions about God, the Bible or life. You can still do that here. I hope to get the first Q&A video made by next week.
For a lot of you, life has been a bit of a rollercoaster of late, with exams on then off, school on then off, everything on then off! Sometimes it’s pretty easy to get down, feel like you’re all alone, and worry about what the future holds. But we’re never alone, and there is always hope … because of the LORD. That’s what Jeremiah remembered in the most hopeless days of his life:
“But this I call to mind, and therefore I have hope: the steadfast love of the LORD never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.” (Lamentations 3:21-23, ESV)
When the LORD – the Almighty God – is your shepherd, that makes all the difference in difficult days.
Prep for next class
Last week, we introduced the prophet Jeremiah and thought mainly about his words – he kept speaking God’s truth even when it was unpopular and dangerous. Now, we are going to think about his heart, which is revealed to us in the book of Lamentations. But first …
Read: Luke 13:34, Luke 19:41-44
Think: Can you think of examples of how we could say the right thing in the wrong way? In the two passages in Luke, what words and actions make it clear that Christ loved the people to whom he was speaking?
This week, we’re looking at the subject of prayer.
Think: If God knows our thoughts, then why do we pray? Does prayer change God’s mind? How might prayer benefit us spiritually? Is it ok to tell God what do specifically? Or should our prayers be intentionally vague and non-specific? Try to think of Bible verses to justify your answers!