Persistence

SERMON NOTES  
Run with the Horses
Rev. Dr. Jim Toole
Jeremiah 25:3-4/ Lamentations 3:22-23

“Persistence”

 We have learned from Jeremiah…

· That God has set us aside for purpose and meaning.

· That we should not take God for granted.

· That we should persevere.

· Last week we explored Jeremiah’s prayer life.

 Jeremiah 25:3-4.
3For twenty-three years, from the thirteenth year of King Josiah son of Amon of Judah, to this day, the word of the Lord has come to me, and I have spoken persistently to you, but you have not listened. 4And though the Lord persistently sent you all his servants the prophets, you have neither listened nor inclined your ears to hear.
(NRSV)

Eugene Peterson asks the question, "Where did Jeremiah learn his persistence? What kept him going for God for so long? Where did he get his stamina?” Peterson exclaims, “Jeremiah learned it from God. Jeremiah learned to live persistently toward God because God lived persistently toward him." (Running with the Horses)

Lamentations 3:22-23
22The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, his mercies never come to an end; 23they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.
(NRSV)

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How have you seen God’s persistence in your life?

How have you seen God’s faithfulness?