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1. Who was the author of the book of Jeremiah? ________________________________________________________________________________ 2. State the purpose for the book of Jeremiah. _________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________ 3. To whom was the book of Jeremiah written? ________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________ 4. State the Life and Ministry Principle of the book of Jeremiah. _________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________ 5. Write the Key Verses of Jeremiah. _________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________ (Answers to tests are provided at the conclusion of the final chapter in this manual.)
152 FOR FURTHER STUDY1. Several object lessons are used by Jeremiah. An object lesson is when a visible object is used to illustrate a spiritual truth. Study these object lessons in the book of Jeremiah in the chapters indicated: -An almond rod: l -Boiling caldron: l -Marred girdle: 13 -Full bottle: 13 -Drought: 14 -Potter's vessel: 18 -Broken bottle: 19 -Two baskets of figs: 24 -Bonds and bars: 27 -Buying a field: 32 -Hidden stones: 43 -A book sunk in the river: 51 2. Jeremiah was the only Biblical prophet who was forbidden to pray for his nation: 7:16; 11:14; 14:11; 16:5 3. The sufferings of Jeremiah were similar to the sufferings of Jesus: -Both were mistreated by their families: Jeremiah 12:6, John 7:5 -Both were plotted against by citizens of their own home towns: Jeremiah 11:21, Luke 4:28-30 -Both were hated by the religious world: Jeremiah 26:7-8, John 11:47-53 -Both were denounced by synagogue leaders: Jeremiah 20:1, John 18:13,24 -Both were aided by a king: Jeremiah 38:16, Luke 23:4 -Both were described similarly: Jeremiah 11:19, Isaiah 53:7 -Both wept over Jerusalem: Jeremiah 9:1, Luke 19:41 -Both predicted the destruction of the Temple: Jeremiah 7:11-15, Matthew 24:1-2
153 CHAPTER TWENTY-SIX LAMENTATIONS OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of this chapter you will be able to: • Name the author of the book of Lamentations. • Identify to whom the book of Lamentations was written. • State the purpose for the book of Lamentations. • Write the Key Verses of the book of Lamentations from memory. • State the Life and Ministry Principle for the book of Lamentations. INTRODUCTIONAUTHOR: Jeremiah TO WHOM: Jews who were captive in Babylon PURPOSE: To produce repentance necessary for spiritual restoration. KEY VERSES: Lamentations 3:22-23 LIFE AND MINISTRY PRINCIPLE: God is faithful in both judgment and mercy. MAIN CHARACTER: Jeremiah OUTLINEI. The condition of Jerusalem: 1:1-22 Note the following verses of indictment: 1:1,3,8,9,17 II. Punishment from God: The results described: 2:1-22 A. God had destroyed every home in Judah: 2:1-2 B. Every fortress and wall was broken: 2:2 C. His bow of judgment was bent across the land: 2:4 D. The Temple had fallen: 2:6 E. Judah's enemies were given freedom to destroy: 2:15-16
154 F. Bodies of the people lined the streets of Jerusalem: 2:21-22 III. The prophet of God: 3:1-66 A. The affliction of the prophet: 3:1-19 B. The assurance of the prophet: 3:21-27, 31-33 C. The advice of the prophet: 3:40-66 IV. Description of conditions continued: 4:1-22 A. Children are thirsty: 4:4 B. Youth treated badly: 5:13 C. Rich were in the streets begging: 4:5 D. Formerly mighty princes were now thin with blackened faces: 4:7,8 E. Women had cooked and eaten their own children: 4:10 F. False prophets and priests were blindly staggering through the streets: 4:14 G.