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Season of Creation Worship Series: CREATION AT RISK

When we hear the word “lament,” we often think of the Psalms. Yet this passage from Jeremiah is a clear-cut example of this genre. The preaching notes from this week will emphasize the repentant aspect of this passage, wherein the people of Israel are recognizing their sin and that God has seemingly abandoned them. This notion of recognition that God is more distant than “usual” will be a helpful framing for the response to the Word.



  • Jeremiah 8:18-9:1
  • Psalm 79:1-9, or Psalm 4 (UMH 741)
  • 1 Timothy 2:1-7
  • Luke 16:1-13
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