God called Jeremiah to be a prophet to Judah. Judah was deep in idol worship and other sins. God’s judgment was coming. Jeremiah’s job was to warn them. God gave Jeremiah two visions. The first—a branch of an almond tree—was a sign that God would keep His promise to send judgment, and He would do it soon. The second vision—a boiling pot—meant that God’s judgment was coming from the north. God would bring the Babylonians from the north as judgment on His people. Then God sent Jeremiah out to announce God’s declaration.
(3 minutes) READ Jeremiah 1
God had a plan for Jeremiah before Jeremiah was born. God called Jeremiah to share God’s message about sin. In a similar way, God had planned all along to send His Son, Jesus, to show them what God is like and to rescue them from sin.
Help your kids see God’s love even in the midst of His discipline and help them connect Jeremiah’s ministry to the ministry of Jesus. God called Jeremiah to warn the people of the judgment for their sin. Jesus also came to tell people to turn from their sin. He didn’t just tell them about the punishment, He took the punishment on Himself.
(1 minute) REVIEW one of these doctrine memory questions, or the month’s memory verse by having your kids repeat it after you.
Gospel Project Big Picture Question: Why should we obey God? We obey God because He loves us.
Northstar Catechism: Why do we give? We can give because everything we have is a good gift from God
Memory Verse: See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! 1 John 3:1a
(1 minute) PRAY and thank God for sending His Son to die for our sins.
Additional resources can be found in the Gospel Project for Kids app under Unit 15 - Session 1.