"mercy" Tagged Sermons
When we dust off our cute little nativity scenes each year we think little about the world that Jesus was born into. We know the famous story of Joseph, Mary and the manger but we know very little of the kind of society that these events took place in. As we start our Christmas series for 2015 we will look at what this society was like and how the coming of Jesus dramatically changed it.
Running through the prophecies of Jeremiah has been a savage critique of the society that the now idolatrous nation of Judah was building. The poor, the widow, the orphan, and the refugee were being overlooked and left vulnerable. Here in this chapter Jeremiah brings this theme to the fore and reveals something shocking about the heart that was behind these social abuses.