Incongruence

SERMON NOTES
Run with the Horses
Rev. Dr. Jim Toole
Jeremiah 7

“Incongruence”

 

We all long to live at our best with purpose and meaning. Jeremiah gives us a window into what it means to risk, trust and pursue wholeness and significance in the hectic day to day of life. God is saying to you and me I have plans for you. I have a purpose for you. It will be tough but no matter what you face I will be with you. My hope is we can all run with the horses.

God is warning Judah through the lips of Jeremiah the danger of hypocrisy, idol worship and disobedience. I believe the warning for all of us is taking God for granted in our lives can be dangerous.

The more we take our eyes off God, the more we convince ourselves that we are in control of our lives, until one day we wake up and realize we are lost. 

· Jeremiah is warning against hypocrisy.

· Jeremiah is warning against idol worship.

· Jeremiah is warning against disobedience.

The more we surrender to follow Jesus with a sense of priority in our life and circumstances, the more we become a Jesus follower as a way of life, the more we will experience the presence of God dwelling with us.