Jeremiah 7

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True religion isn't about church buildings nor organized religion; it's about how we live

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  • Jeremiah 7

    1. 1. A Sermon to Die For Jeremiah 7
    2. 2. The Temple Sermon • When the people first heard this sermon, they wanted to kill Jeremiah (Jeremiah 26:6-11) • The sermon itself is found in Jeremiah 7
    3. 3. The Temple Sermon • Main points: • The people thought that having the temple was enough • They didn’t bother to live righteous lives • God promised to send them into exile and destroy the temple
    4. 4. Deceptive words, 605 B.C. • “We have the temple of the LORD… ”
    5. 5. Deceptive words, 2005 • “We are the church of the LORD… ”
    6. 6. Deceptive words, 605 B.C. • “God doesn’t care what you do as long as you come to the temple and make your sacrifices ”
    7. 7. Deceptive words, 2005 • “God doesn’t care what you do, as long as you come to church on Sunday and take the Lord’s Supper”
    8. 8. God’s words, Jer. 7 • I will thrust you from my presence, just as I did all your brothers, the people of Ephraim
    9. 9. God’s words, Rev. 2 • Repent and do the things you did at first. If you do not repent, I will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place.
    10. 10. Jeremiah’s warning • It’s not enough to be a member of the right church • It’s not enough to “do all the right things” at church • It’s not just religion; it’s life
    11. 11. God’s words, Jer. 7 • Obey me, and I will be your God and you will be my people.
    12. 12. God’s words, II Cor. 6 • I will live with them and walk among them, and I will be their God, and they will be my people.
    13. 13. God doesn’t just want your Sundays and Wednesdays. He wants your whole life.

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