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Jeremiah 8:18-9:1

Proper 20C

By now your congregation is probably getting tired of sermons on Jeremiah.  Truth be told, you may be as well.  I mean, it’s just one message of darkness after another, sorrow upon sorrow with no hope.  Why keep going when we know the Lectionary has scheduled 4 more in this litany of woe?  (That’s 2…

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Jeremiah 8:18-9:1

Proper 20C

Some Christians have traditionally thought of God as largely having virtually no emotion beyond anger at human sin. Yet such a notion is more Greek than biblical. The living God of the Bible is quite capable of feeling a wide variety of emotions, including great grief. There is great sadness in the Old Testament text…

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