Big Idea: What a way to end one's story. What can we learn from such an unspeakable tragedy?
By God's grace, this concludes our sermon series of 15 sermons on the 52 chapters of the book of Jeremiah--A Fire in My Bones (Jer 20:9). The last two weeks was about little known people in the Bible who were indispensable: Ebed-Melek and Baruch. From these "unknown" people who seem inconsequential, Ebed-Melek demonstrates that we can trust God and be saved, while Baruch--Jeremiah's assistant--was magnificent. Without them there would be no Jeremiah!
This is a very difficult sermon to prepare for, since it just goes downhill from judgment to more judgment. The various titles I came up with were: "Many Reasons for Judgment, Only One Reason for Salvation." Next, was "Why Judgment, How Salvation." Then it was "A Sad Tragic End." Finally, from speaking with a friend, I settled on this just before the worship service began: "When Bad Things Happen to Bad People."