Bible Stories for Adults



Welcome and Announcements
    Next Week - Judah is Taken Into Captivity (2 Kings 24-25, Ezekiel, Jeremiah 38-44)
    Bible Words to Remember:
      The Lord delights in those who fear Him, who put their hope inn His unfailing love. Psalm 147:11

Opening Prayer

Hezekiah to Josiah (2 Kings 18-23, 2 Chronicles 33-34)
    How faithful of a king was Hezekiah?
      2 Kings 18:5-6

    How faithful was Hezekiah's son, Manasseh?
      2 Chronicles 33:1-3, 6, 9
    How did God decide to deal with this evil rejection?
      2 Kings 21:12-13
    Why did God allow Manasseh to reign 55 years?
      2 Chronicles 33:11-13

    How faithful was Manasseh's son, Amon?
      2 Chronicles 33:21-22
    Why did Amon reign only 2 years?
      2 Chronicles 33:24-25

    Did God finally give up on these faithless Jews and punish them as He had Samaria?
      Jeremiah 1:1-3
    Was Josiah any more faithful than his father or grandfather?
      2 Chronicles 34:2, 8
    What was found in the temple that showed Judah's faithlessness?
      2 Chronicles 34:14, 30, 32
    Did Josiah's faithfulness lead God to cancel His plans to punish Judah?
      2 Chronicles 34:27-28
    Did Josiah's pride ever get ahold of him as it had faithful kings who had preceded him?
      2 Chronicles 35:20-23

    How long did Josiah's reforms last?
      2 Kings 23:31a, 32

God Calls Jeremiah (Jeremiah 1)
    What had Jeremiah done to be chosen by God to be His prophet?
      Jeremiah 1:4-5
    Who else recognized their call into God's service from birth?
      Galatians 1:15-16
    Who else was chosen before birth and predestined to carry out God's plan?
      Ephesians 1:11

God Equips Jeremiah (Jeremiah 1)
    What was Jeremiah's concern when God called him and how did God respond?
      Jeremiah 1:6-9
    What did God show Jeremiah to build confidence?
      Jeremiah 1:10-12

    What did God show Jeremiah to explain His plans?
      Jeremiah 1:13-16
    How would Jeremiah be able to present this message to the kings & nations?
      Jeremiah 1:10
      Jeremiah 1:17-19

Security in the Temple (Jeremiah 7)
    Where did God send Jeremiah to call the people to return to God?
      Jeremiah 7:2-3
    How did God answer Judah's sense of security from wrath since God's temple was there?
      Jeremiah 7:4

    How were the people using the temple?
      Jeremiah 7:9-11
    Didn't God command sacrifices and worship of His people?
      Jeremiah 7:21-23

    How then could the people return to God's favor?
      Jeremiah 7:5, 7
    How would the people respond to this message?
      Jeremiah 7:27-28
    What would God do as a result?
      Jeremiah 7:20, 33-34

The Potter and the Clay (Jeremiah 18)
    What did God send Jeremiah to see?
      Jeremiah 18:1-4
    What was the message of what Jeremiah saw?
      Jeremiah 18:5-6

    Why should Judah repent if God has already decided to destroy it?
      Jeremiah 18:7-8
    But wasn't Judah protected by God's plans and promises for them?
      Jeremiah 18:9-10
    Would Judah repent if God warned them of His plans?
      Jeremiah 18:11-12, 18

God's Plans for the Old Pot (Jeremiah 19)
    Where did God send Jeremiah to announce the impending disaster?
      Jeremiah 19:1-3
      NOTE: Potsherd Gate overlooked main dump for broken pottery
    What reasons did Jeremiah give for the disaster?
      Jeremiah 19:4-5

    How severe would this disaster be?
      Jeremiah 19:6-9
    Why did God have Jeremiah bring a clay pot?
      Jeremiah 19:10-11

Jeremiah's Reception (Jeremiah 20)
    Where did Jeremiah go after speaking at Topheth?
      Jeremiah 19:14-15
    How did the temple officer react to Jeremiah saying this in the temple?
      Jeremiah 20:1-2
    How did Jeremiah use this to again speak his message?
      Jeremiah 20:3-6

    How did Jeremiah feel about being ridiculed and rejected?
      Jeremiah 20:7-8
    Why didn't Jeremiah just stop prophesying?
      Jeremiah 20:9
    In what did Jeremiah take comfort?
      Jeremiah 20:11

God's New Covenant for the New Pot (Jeremiah 31)
    From the lesson of the potter (18), how did God plan to reform Israel?
      Jeremiah 31:31-32
    Who is the new Israel, the new children of Abraham?
      Galatians 3:7-9
    How will this new covenant be different?
      Jeremiah 31:33-34

    What was required to guarantee God's old covenant with Israel?
      Hebrews 9:16-18, 20
    How is God's new covenant with the new Israel guaranteed?
      Hebrews 9:14-15, 7:22
    How are we reminded regularly of this new covenant?
      Matthew 26:26-28

Hope For The Exiles (Jeremiah 23)
    Would vengeance ever be taken against those who destroy Judah?
      Jeremiah 23:1-2
    Would the exiled Jews ever return?
      Jeremiah 23:3-4

    Would Judah and Israel ever have a righteous king?
      Jeremiah 23:5-6
    How important will this restoration be to the new Israel?
      Jeremiah 23:7-8

Closing Prayer

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