Lesson 104 – Jeremiah 1–15 The Call of Jeremiah. Jeremiah in Context What is happening...
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Lesson 104 Jeremiah 115
Lesson 104 Jeremiah 115The Call of Jeremiah
Jeremiah in ContextWhat is happening historically?Who are Jeremiahs contemporaries?Jeremiah 1:5What is the principle here?The word knew is translated from the Hebrew word yada, which connotes a very personal, intimate relationship.Do you think the Lord knows us as well as He did Jeremiah? What does that mean for us?How can you find out what you may have been foreordained to?Patriarchal BlessingsPrayer, fastingWords of the ProphetsWhat is the difference between Predestination and Foreordination?
ForeordinationEvery man who has a calling to minister to the inhabitants of the world was ordained to that very purpose in the Grand Council of heaven before this world was. I suppose I was ordained to this very office in that Grand Council (Joseph Smith, Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, sel. Joseph Fielding Smith , 365). Joseph Smith Jr.Jeremiah 1:110
4What is Jeremiahs reaction?Jeremiah 1:6Who had a similar reaction in the scriptures?Have you ever had a similar response?v7-10 - What is the Lords answer to Jeremiah?I am with thee to deliver theeI have put my words in thy mouthI have this day set thee over the nations.. to pull down and to plant. Plant what?Is that the same answer to us?
What was Jeremiahs call?The Kingdom of Judah had gone downhill.Jeremiah 2:5-8Jeremiah 6:10-11Jeremiah 9:1-3He was trying to save a fallen people. They had been completely corrupted and beyond hope, yet Jeremiah still hoped to bring them back.
True Prophets and False ProphetsThe Lord has warned us to beware of false prophets.
The teachings of Jeremiah provide examples of how to distinguish between true prophets and false prophets. 8True Prophets and False ProphetsJeremiah 1:59Jeremiah 14:14, 23:16Characteristics of True ProphetsThey are called by the Lord.They are not sent by the Lord.Characteristics of False ProphetsRead these scriptures to identify characteristics of true prophets and false prophets.9True Prophets and False ProphetsCharacteristics of True ProphetsThey teach repentance and righteousness as the only true security.They prophesy lies and say what the people want to hear.Jeremiah 18:1, 710Jeremiah 23:17, 2527, 32Characteristics of False ProphetsRead these scriptures to identify characteristics of true prophets and false prophets.10True Prophets and False ProphetsCharacteristics of True ProphetsThey prophesy the truth, even when it is painful.They offer false promises.Jeremiah 24:910Jeremiah 14:13Characteristics of False ProphetsRead these scriptures to identify characteristics of true prophets and false prophets.11True Prophets and False ProphetsCharacteristics of True ProphetsThey condemn false prophets and preach against sin.They do not preach against sin.Characteristics of False ProphetsJeremiah 23:12, 1112Lamentations 2:14Read these scriptures to identify characteristics of true prophets and false prophets.12True Prophets and False ProphetsCharacteristics of True ProphetsThey identify, reprove, and warn false prophets.They try to destroy true prophets.Characteristics of False ProphetsJeremiah 28:1517Jeremiah 26:89, 11Read these scriptures to identify characteristics of true prophets and false prophets.13True Prophets and False ProphetsCharacteristics of True ProphetsTheir prophecies are fulfilled.Their prophecies do not come to pass.Characteristics of False ProphetsJeremiah 29:810;2 Chronicles 36:1923Jeremiah 28:14, 1011; 52:130Read these scriptures to identify characteristics of true prophets and false prophets.14
True Prophets and False ProphetsWhat can we do to guard ourselves from false prophets today?15So what is our call?Jeremiah 16:16 Who are the hunters and fishers?
Fishers and HuntersWhat are the tools needed to fish and hunt?What is the difference?How does this relate to our missionary work?We have been foreordained for this work. We may feel inadequate as Jeremiah did, but He will be with us when we are doing His work.Notebook IdeasWhat are some things you feel foreordained to do/be in this life? What can you do to make sure you fulfill these opportunities?How can you overcome feelings of inadequacy or doubt in order to rise to the calling?