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The Dovetailing of Sermon Series

February 28, 2007

For those of you who preach Sunday morning and evening (ie. two series simultenously) it can be a wonderful experience to witness the dovetailing God can produce.

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I was just thinking about this in the context of Jeremiah (1-29) and Luke’s gospel, the books that we are studying morning and evening. Sometimes there are similar emphases, at other times, contrasting. Needless to say, if people attend twice they will get a more balanced diet, and sometimes a reemphasis of the message! So, for example:

Political, social and spiritual crisis (Jer)
Political, social and spiritual crisis (Luk)

Primarily a message of judgement (Jer)
Primarily a message of grace (Luk – “the year of the Lord’s favour”)

A hint of mercy (Jer)
A hint of judgement (Luk)

Emphasis on the justice of God (Jer)
Emphasis on the grace of God (Luk)

The weeping prophet (Jer)
The disciples who “eat and drink” (Luk)

The coming downfall of Jerusalem (Jer)
The coming downfall of Jerusalem (Luk)

Judgement on the pagan nations (Jer)
Welcome to the Gentiles (Luk)

The scribes who handle the law falsely (Jer)
The hypocritical Pharisees who misuse the law (Luk)

Punishment laid on the people (Jer)
Punishment laid on the Christ (Luk)

The rejection of Jeremiah (Jer)
The rejection of Jesus (Luk)

Have any of you pastors enjoyed a similar comparison?

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One comment

  1. I can’t say that I have, but I like the ones you’ve found.



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