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Jeremiah & Lamentations

Study Guide / Outline


  • Description: The introduction sets the stage for the study by introducing the theme of the text and its author, Jeremiah.
  • Main Points:
    • Jeremiah, known as the weeping prophet, laments over the fall of Jerusalem and the captivity of Zion.
    • The book of Lamentations expresses deep sorrow and serves as a funeral dirge for the city’s destruction.
  • Scriptures: No specific scriptures mentioned in this section.

Jeremiah’s Role and Message

  • Description: This section discusses Jeremiah’s role as a prophet and the message he delivered to the people of Israel and Judah.
  • Main Points:
    • Jeremiah was a prophet chosen by God to deliver messages of warning and hope to the people.
    • He confronted false prophets and predicted the consequences of disobedience.
  • Scriptures: No specific scriptures mentioned in this section.

The New Covenant

  • Description: This section explores the concept of the new covenant prophesied by Jeremiah.
  • Main Points:
    • Jeremiah prophesied about a new covenant with Israel and Judah, where God’s law would be written on their hearts.
    • This new covenant represents a spiritual transformation and joyful obedience through the work of Jesus Christ.
  • Scriptures: Jeremiah 31:31-34 mentioned as a reference to the new covenant.

The Fall of Jerusalem

  • Description: This section delves into the historical account of the fall of Jerusalem and its significance.
  • Main Points:
    • The fall of Jerusalem in 586 BC was a result of the people’s disobedience and false beliefs.
    • The people believed their outward religious acts could protect them, but God’s judgment prevailed.
  • Scriptures: No specific scriptures mentioned in this section.

Prophecies Against the Nations

  • Description: This section discusses prophecies against Babylon and the consequences they faced.
  • Main Points:
    • Babylon, used as an instrument of God’s judgment, would also face severe punishment.
    • God’s justice prevails, and even nations that carry out His judgment are not exempt from accountability.
  • Scriptures: No specific scriptures mentioned in this section.

Conclusion and Plea for God’s Mercy

  • Description: This section concludes the study with a plea for God’s mercy and a call to repentance.
  • Main Points:
    • The book of Lamentations serves as a reminder of the consequences of disobedience.
    • The author pleads for God’s mercy and asks for a return to the Lord.
  • Scriptures: Various verses from Lamentations used to express the author’s plea and hope for God’s compassion.