Jeremiah and Lamentations - From Sorrow to Hope (Preaching The Word Series)
Set apart as a prophet before he was born, Jeremiah was called to proclaim God's righteous judgment to a people who had turned against their Creator. The "weeping prophet" was a faithful witness to the God who keeps his covenant...
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Set apart as a prophet before he was born, Jeremiah was called to proclaim God's righteous judgment to a people who had turned against their Creator. The "weeping prophet" was a faithful witness to the God who keeps his covenant promises, tempering a message of judgment with the promise of mercy.
In this commentary, Philip Graham Ryken helps pastors, church leaders, and Bible teachers understand, teach, and apply the prophetic books of Jeremiah and Lamentations, showing their ongoing relevance for the Christian's walk with Christ. Through faithful exposition, Ryken reveals the gospel's promise that even in the midst of God's judgment, mercy and grace will have the final word.
The prophet Jeremiah is a supreme example of how believers can live well in a society that has turned against God. While the book of Jeremiah chronicles the last, desperate days of Jerusalem before it is conquered by an invading army, Lamentations expresses the cries of Jeremiah's heart for the fallen city. Together, the two books reflect on the meaning of human suffering and illustrate the eternal principle that a man will reap what he sows. In this commentary, Philip Graham Ryken helps pastors, church leaders, and Bible teachers understand and teach these spiritually relevant books, inspiring readers to respond to God's personal call to live for him in these troubled times.
Kent Hughes was in pastoral ministry for 41 years, the last 27 as senior pastor of College Church in Wheaton. He earned his BA from Whittier College (history), an MDiv from Talbot Seminary and a DMin from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He and his wife, Barbara, have four children and 21 grandchildren. He retired from his pulpit ministry at College Church and was given the title Senior Pastor Emeritus in December 2006. He continues to be involved in training pastors biblical exposition and preaching.
Philip G Ryken (D.Phil., Oxford) joined the Staff of Tenth Presbyterian Church(PCA) in Philadelphia in 1995 and presently serves as Senior Minister.
He is the author of many books including What Is the Christian Worldview; The Message of Salvation (The Bible Speaks Today Themes;, The Doctrines of Grace: Rediscovering the Evangelical Gospel; Jeremiah, Exodus, and Ecclesiastes (Preaching the Word Series); Luke (2 vols), Galatians and 1 Timothy (Reformed Expository Commentary) and Ryken's Bible Handbook.
He also serves on Wheaton College (IL) Board of Trustees, Westminster Theological Seminary (PA) Board of Trustees, and as an Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals council member.