WELCOME TO WEEK 26!
Welcome to week 26! As a reminder – if you have questions, feel free to reach out by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or messaging a pastor on Facebook.
THE PLACE IN THE STORY
We continue reading through the prophet Jeremiah this week and then we move into Lamentations. Here is some info on Lamentations:
The book of Lamentations is made up of five poems, each an expression of grief over the fall of Jerusalem. Like a eulogy at a funeral, these laments are intended to mourn a loss—in this case, the loss of a nation, Israel. The latter half of chapter 3 implies that the purpose behind the book’s graphic depictions of sorrow and suffering was to produce hope in the God whose compassion is “new every morning” (v. 23) and whose faithfulness is great even to a people who have been condemned for their own unfaithfulness. The author, while not identified in the book itself, may have been the prophet Jeremiah, who was said to have “uttered a lament for Josiah” (2 Chron. 35:25). Lamentations was probably written shortly after Jerusalem’s fall in 586 b.c. (Borrowed from The Holy Bible: English Standard Version (Wheaton: Standard Bible Society, 2016), La.)
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THIS WEEK’S READING
- June 25: Jeremiah 33-36, Psalm 21
- June 26: Jeremiah 37-39, Psalm 22
- June 27: Jeremiah 40-44, Psalm 23
- June 28: Jeremiah 45-48, Psalm 24
- June 29: Jeremiah 49-50, Psalm 25
- June 30: Jeremiah 51-52, Psalm 26
- July 1: Lamentations 1-2, Psalm 27
- July 2: Lamentations 3, Psalm 28
- July 3: Lamentations 4-5, Psalm 29