Sunday, September 9

Misquoted: You Are Surrounded

Misquoted: The Verses We Violate

About this sermon:

Speaking hard truth was one of the essential functions of the prophets of ancient Israel. Jeremiah in particular had to name harsh realities to the Israelites, who were worshiping false gods and listening to false prophets – who were only telling them what they wanted to hear. Out of this contentious time came possibly the most well known – and most misinterpreted – verse in all of Scripture: “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” This promise from God is real and reliable – but not in the way we might think.

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