Each week we’ll post a short snippet from Ashley’s sermon from that Sunday. Here are a few lines from what he said this week as we continued our series in Jeremiah. The focus of this sermon was on Christian hope as buying into what we believe.
What does it mean to be a people of hope?
Now there might be a temptation to answer this question in a way that simply discards the present broken world, and jumps straight into the future world that God has promised.
But then we read a passage like this one in Jeremiah, or we read words like those of Jesus who said he had come to bring us life in all its fullness, and we are forced to think again. For whatever Christian hope is, it is more than pie in the sky when you die!
Or to put that another way, Christian hope has something to do with here and now, even if it is rooted in what is still to come. That’s why Jeremiah bought a field.
Jeremiah didn’t just believe in God’s promised future, he literally bought into it as well.
[Reflecting on Jeremiah 32]