Some people hold in their emotions and others don’t. These rocks may be made useful Rock is valuable in many ways: it girds the seacoast and stops the encroachment of the waters; it is the best foundation for the friendly lighthouse; it gives us the most solid and the most beautiful of buildings. The days are coming! In His days Judah will be saved, and Israel will dwell securely. And we could use some of that ’round here, couldn’t we? Boycott The National Day of Prayer It Is Bringing In The World Church !! Lord, thank you for your loving care of us. Like sheep without a shepherd, they now have to fend for themselves in a pasture that is not their own, that is filled with thistles and thorns and not the familiar, lush green grass to which they are accustomed, to be shepherded by those who do not have their best interests at heart. We no longer look forward to that toward which they looked forward. 5 Responses to “Where’s Your Glory?” (Jeremiah 9:23-24 sermon) Nawaikui Mataika says: 2019/02/15 at 7:49 pm. But this passage we read this morning is like a small patch of blue in the middle of a dark and stormy sky. LCMS Sermons - Pastor Robin Fish Sermon on Jeremiah 23:5-6. But after the mighty and terrible agency of the law, MAY WE HOPE THAT THE GOSPEL CALL OF LOVE WILL BE EQUALLY EFFECTUAL? And surely thus doth the Gospel of our redemption. “Thank you, Dick for the work that you do. We don’t dwell secure as to our bodies, or as to our life in this world. Find Top Church Sermons, Illustrations, and Preaching Slides on Jeremiah 23:23-29. It may be a month short of our calendar year, but the church celebrates its advent, its beginning, by anticipating Christ’s coming. Shawn Thomas says: 2019/02/20 at 6:38 pm. There have been old systems of iniquity that have been hoary with age, but when, at last, they have been attacked by the Church of God, with the sword of the Spirit, and the Gospel of Christ, they have been utterly destroyed. “It is you who have scattered my flock,” says the Lord, “and have driven them away, and you have not attended to them… I will raise up shepherds over them who will shepherd them…”. 1. He lived through war, conquest, starvation, torture, and seeing the people of Jerusalem reduced to cannibalism before the city and the temple … Oh, they are lost all right. It will be a community where conditions allow them to “be fruitful and multiply.”. There is no “if” about the payment. It is in an unimpressionable condition. We celebrate them for devotional purposes and, as Luther said, for good order, not because we must. The Word is the instrument which we may now turn to account, that we may be saved; but hereafter, if rejected, it will be a witness against us, and a testimony to the justice of the perdition of ungodly men. Do you speak of Jesus, invite your neighbors and your friends to come to Church, or is that too personal to talk about? There is the strong arm in its application. Like the luxuriant growth of the prairies, they must be burned down to the root before the soil can be cultivated. The age of miraculous manifestations is past, and there is no reason to suppose that God will ever employ miracles to convert men from sin. If you saw a rock out in the sea, at a distance from an iron-bound coast, lashed unceasingly by the restless waves of the ocean, you would see that it ever bids defiance to the utmost rage of the tempest, unaffected and unchanged by the ceaseless flow of the briny waters. They supposed that the world was ruled by one supreme Being, but that under Him there were inferior deities, who presided over departments of creation, to whom were given the names of the Word, the Life, and the Light, and of whom Christ was one. Whew! There is a concentration of power. (3) It is a purifying fire, it consumes all that is noxious and vile,(4) It is an unquenchable fire, it cannot be put out; the billows, from the great ocean of worldliness, infidelity and superstition, have been dashing against it for centuries; but it burns as strongly and brightly as ever. That is what Advent is all about. This Gospel reading begins with an account of the disciples’ return after they had been previously sent out by Jesus in Mark 6:6-13, and follows the unpleasantness of John’s beheading described in Mark 6:14-29.