Jeremiah refused to compromise the Lord’s message or forget his calling as God’s prophet. Jeremiah serves as an excellent model for us of persevering faith when the Lord’s enemies attack us with false accusations and persecute us when we speak God’s truth to them. This presentation is the second in the series concerning the perseverance of Jeremiah in his obedience to God
Slide 9Inductive StudyVerse 4What does the word “princes” mean in this verse?Who is speaking? And to whom are they speaking?What is meant by “speaking such words to them” or “speaking to them this way”?What “harm” is bing referenced at the end of the verse?
Slide 10Inductive StudyVerse 51. Who is speaking and o who are the speaking to?
Slide 12Inductive StudyVerse 6 Who are the “they”?Where was the dungeon that Jeremiah was placed?What are other names for “dungeon” in other Bible translations?What is “mire”?
Slide 12Inductive Study
Lesson 3-4B: Persevere When Others Waver
Rhema Bible Study
Life Lesson 3-4
Jeremiah 37:11-17; 38:4-6, 14-18
• To understand what do I believe
about my faith?
• To answer how do I know the will
These lessons can lead you to
persevere in serving God
regardless of the cost and
Persevere in Obedience
1. Persevere When Attacked
1. Persevere When Others Waver
2. Persevere Through Obedience
to God’s Word
Persevere When Attacked
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4 Therefore the princes said to the king, “Please, let
this man be put to death, for thus he weakens the
hands of the men of war who remain in this city, and
the hands of all the people, by speaking such words
to them. For this man does not seek the welfare of this
people, but their harm.”
5 Then Zedekiah the king said, “Look, he is in your
hand. For the king can do nothing against you.”
6 So they took Jeremiah and cast him into the
dungeon of Malchiah the king 's son, which was
in the court of the prison, and they let Jeremiah
down with ropes. And in the dungeon there was
no water, but mire. So Jeremiah sank in the mire.
Inductive Study: What to Look For
1. What does the word “princes” mean in this verse?
1. Who is speaking? And to whom are they speaking?
2. What is meant by “speaking such words to them” or “speaking to them this way”?
1. Who is speaking and o who are the speaking to?
1. Who are the “they”?
2. Where was the dungeon that Jeremiah was placed?
3. What are other names for “dungeon” in other Bible translations?
4. What is “mire”?
1. Why did the officials of Judah tell the
king that Jeremiah deserved to die?
2. Was his message really undermining
the moral of the warriors and people
of the city (vv. 2-3)?
3. Why didn’t the officials respect
Jeremiah as God’s messenger, even
though many of his prophecies had
already come to pass?
4. Did Jeremiah have the right to expect
protection and justice from the king?
5. Why did the king give in to the
officials’ demands and hand Jeremiah
over to them?
6. Is “don’t waver” the same as “never
7. Can we (or should we) expect our
government to back us up and
support our religious rights and
8. Is our cause lost if our political
leaders fail to do this? Why or why
9. Why is it particularly discouraging
when people who should stand firm
buckle under pressure?
1. Believers must persevere in obedience to
God even if it places them in dangerous
1. Commitment to speak the full truth about
God and the gospel to the people around
you who need to hear.
1. What promises would sustain us should we
suffer persecution or even imprisonment?
Persevere Through Obedience
to God’s Word