A Reluctant Prophet and a Persistent God

November 23, 2014


I debated preaching this sermon from the doorway, just as Jeremiah preached his temple sermon in the gate of the temple. What difference does it make where one stands to speak? Does it sound different if spoken in the doorway, rather than from the pulpit? It’s an interesting welcoming strategy as well, to speak this message from the doorway into the church.

Jeremiah is like the street preacher who stands on the street corner and preaches his message to everyone who walks by. We typically experience street preachers as odd, or fanatical; people who are out of touch with the “real world”, who don’t care that no one listens to them. We find them intrusive and annoying.

Bible References

  • Jeremiah 1:4 - 10
  • Jeremiah 7:1 - 11