Text: Jeremiah 21:1-14 Jeremiah had prophesied of the destruction of Jerusalem (vv. 1-14). The people did not take him seriously. However, in the heat of war against Babylon, King Zedekiah sought help from God, without acknowledging and repenting of his sins (v.2). In unexpected response, Jeremiah told him of serious impending defeat and destruction by[…]

Text: Jeremiah 20:7-18 Jeremiah called and commissioned by God; his ministry was not popular. He cried out in anguish and sometimes with praise (vv7-18). He got moments of depression especially at times when he was clamped in painful stocks and wished to curse the day he was born (v.14). At some point he questioned the[…]

Text: Jeremiah 19: 1-15 God through Prophet Jeremiah continues to warn people of impending catastrophe because of their rebellion. Jeremiah called and gathered both elders and chiefs from the church and state to witness the symbolism of the coming danger (v.1). He took these leaders to a place called Ben Hinnom or Tophet. This is[…]

Text: Jeremiah 20:1-6 Pashhur whose name means either “lease” or “deliverance” was the Chief Governor, meaning he was chief official in charge of the Temple Police; but not high priest. Because of his evil acts, God changed his name from Pashhur to “Magor Missabib” meaning “Terror on every side” (v.3). He terrorised Prophet Jeremiah by[…]

Text: Jeremiah 18:18-23 The people are planning to persecute Prophet Jeremiah because he had challenged the social and moral behavior of everyone, including the King, Officials of the State, the Prophets, the Priests, the Wise and the Teachers (4:9, 8:8, 9). Instead of obeying him, the people chose to silence him. Their false prophets told[…]

Text: Jeremiah 17: 14-27. Jeremiah prays to God for his deliverance (v.14), despite being surrounded by the ungodly people (vv. 1-6, 11, 13) Jeremiah proves that he is a godly person. God was his praise (v.14); he had a shepherds’ heart that followed God (v.16); he was a man of prayer and whose heart was[…]

Text: Jeremiah 17:1-13 The story of reasons for God’s punishment on Israel is continued from Chapter 16 into this Chapter 17. The reasons listed in Chapter 17 are: idolatry (vv.1-4), relying on the flesh (v.5) and dishonesty in gaining wealth (v.11). These are the very sins that are hurting us in Uganda and the world[…]

Text: Luke 3:1-20 John the Baptist went from place to place on both sides of River Jordan preaching to people to repent, receive forgiveness from God and be baptised (v. 3). However, he rebuked some people calling them “Blood of vipers” because they just wanted to be baptised only to escape eternal punishment but not[…]

Text: Luke 2:34-52 It is not implied that by Jesus Christ growing or increasing in wisdom and stature, He, at no one time ceased to be God or separated Himself from the divine attributes so as to become man. The truth is that He took on human nature, as an addition, and not subtraction and[…]

Text: Luke 2:21-33 When Simeon held baby Jesus in his old arms he said; “…this child is destined for the fall and rising of many in Israel…” v.34 (NKJV). The truth is that with Jesus Christ you cannot find a neutral ground; you either reject Him and He becomes a stumbling block or receive Him[…]