June 25, 2017
More Than Prosperity
Although this is one of the most quoted (and cross-stitched!) verses in the Bible, most of us miss the true meaning and value of Jeremiah 29:11. Understanding more of the context will change the meaning and actually make it even more practical and profound. Don’t take it down from your wall- just change how you understand the role it plays in your life! It’s not about immediate gratification; it’s about trusting that the Lord will deliver on His promises.
Questions for discussion:
· What do you think was the main point of Matt’s message?
· Read Jeremiah 29:11-14: What promise was God sharing with Israel through Jeremiah? How does this promise pertain to us?
· What do you think this message of shalom/peace meant to the Israelites in captivity?
· What does the word “hope” mean to you?
· In what ways does this “hope” change the way you live?
Do something about it:
Is there someone you know who needs to hear a message of shalom or hope? Seek out that person and Look for ways to make God’s promises a reality in their lives.
Jeremiah 29:4-7,11-14; Isaiah 40:31; Proverbs 11:23,25; 13:12; 16:20; 19:8; Romans 5:3-5; Hebrews 11:1; 1 Peter 3:1519:8