Big IdeaA new heart is a single heart with one way and one path to live. The way to a happy life is a long obedience in the same direction.

"I will give them one heart and one way (singleness of heart and action), that they may fear me foreverfor their own good and the good of their children after them" (Jer 32:39).

The heart of the matter is a matter of the heart. "Above all else guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it" (Prov 4:23).

Big Idea: Only God can create a new person out of the old one. (After 29 chapters focusing on judgment, we finally come to four chapters (30-33) that focus on hope, salvation and restoration.)

Jeremiah 30-33 presents God's great promise of redemption, deliverance, and restoration of his shattered people. It is called the "Book of Consolation." It may be better called the "Book of Restoration." Recent sermons:

I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with unfailing kindness” (Jer 31:3).

“Is not Ephraim the child in whom I delight? Though I often speak against him, I still remember him. Therefore my heart yearns for himI have great compassion for him,” declares the Lord (Jer 31:20).

Big Idea: When your heart is aching and longing for something, you need to know God’s plans of peace for you. [God's Plans of Peace for His People.]

“’For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you (give you shalom) and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. 12 Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. 13 You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart’” (Jer 29:11-13).