Lent 2, 2016
"You've been warned"
Jeremiah 26:4-6, 8-15, Philippians 3:17-4:1, Luke 13:31-35
Grace, mercy, and peace be to you from God our Father and from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.
The people were mad with Jeremiah. Who did this guy think he was? What gave him the right to call all the people to repentance? His words made the people so angry that they proclaimed "You shall die!" (Jeremiah 26:8 ESV) Jeremiah was neither the first nor the last prophet that the people threatened to stone to death. Even Christ our Lord recalls of these people: "O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to it!" (Luke 13:34)
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