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Life Lesson 3-B: Make No Excuses- God Equips


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Life Lesson 3-B: Make No Excuses- God Equips

  1. 1. Make No Excuses Rhema Bible Study Life Lesson 3-1 Jeremiah 1:4-14, 17-19
  2. 2. Lesson Purpose • To understand what do I believe about my faith? • To answer how do I know the will of God? 2
  3. 3. Lesson Impact • This lesson can help you give up your excuses for not serving God and respond obediently to His call.
  4. 4. Introduction Make No Excuses 1. Are we willing to be used by God? 1. How can we fulfill the purpose for which He made us?
  5. 5. Make No Excuses Lesson Titles 1. God Equips 2. God Equips 3. God Affirms
  6. 6. Topic 1 God Equips Jeremiah 1:9-10
  7. 7. Topic 1 God Equips Lesson Scripture: Jeremiah 1:9-10
  8. 8. Jeremiah 1:9 9 Then the Lord put forth his hand, and touched my mouth. And the Lord said unto me, Behold, I have put my words in thy mouth
  9. 9. Jeremiah 1:10 10 See, I have this day set thee over the nations and over the kingdoms, to root out, and to pull down, and to destroy, and to throw down, to build, and to plant
  10. 10. Topic 1 God Equips Lesson Scripture: Jeremiah 1:9-10 •What does it say?
  11. 11. Topic 1 God Equips • 1 Sam. 3:11 • 1 Kings 17:1-2 • Isa. 7:3 • first verses of Ezek.; Hos.; Joel; Jonah; Mic.; Zeph.; Hag.; Zech.; Mal.).
  12. 12. 1 Samuel 3:11 11 And the Lord said to Samuel, Behold, I will do a thing in Israel, at which both the ears of every one that heareth it shall tingle
  13. 13. 1 Kings 17:1-2 1 And Elijah the Tishbite, who was of the inhabitants of Gilead, said unto Ahab, As the Lord God of Israel liveth, before whom I stand, there shall not be dew nor rain these years, but according to my word. 2 And the word of the Lord came unto him, saying
  14. 14. Isaiah 7:3 3 Then said the Lord unto Isaiah, Go forth now to meet Ahaz, thou, and Shearjashub thy son, at the end of the conduit of the upper pool in the highway of the fuller's field
  15. 15. Topic 1 God Equips 1. What did God do to equip Jeremiah for his job? 2. Why was the Lord ready to uproot and tear down Judah and the surrounding nations?   3. In what ways would Jeremiah’s message convey both judgment and hope?
  16. 16. Topic 1 God Equips 4. How is the gospel of Jesus is a message of both judgment and hope? 5. How does the Lord equip us today to communicate His message?  
  17. 17. Topic 1 God Equips 6. What happens if a congregation would rather have a preacher who brings a pleasing message than one who speaks the words of the Lord?
  18. 18. Topic 1 God Equips 7. What does it take to be a bold witness in a culture that has lost respect for God? 8.  What might we be called to uproot and tear down today?
  19. 19. Topic 1 Discussion
  20. 20. Topic 1 Discussion • Summary of Jeremiah • Chapter 1: Jeremiah’s reluctant call • 1:2-45: Jeremiah’s life and prophetic messages to his own people during the reigns of Judah’s last 5 kings • 2:46-51: Jeremiah’s prophecies against other nations • The fall of Jerusalem and the Temple to Babylon
  21. 21. Topic 1 Application
  22. 22. Topic 1 Application • God calls people to serve Him based on His ability, not ours. • He equips and empowers for the task.
  23. 23. Topic 1 Application • What excuses or objections are you currently using to avoid God’s call? • How will you overcome those excuses and fulfill the role God has planned for you?
  24. 24. QUESTIONS?