Aim: To faithfully bear Christ's word everywhere we go.
Doctrine: God's word accompanies His peopleâ€”even when they are being chastised. The Lord goes with His covenant community and delivers (through them) messages of redemption and damnation.
Exegesis: The bases on which the church conveys the word of God: through prophetic (and apostolic) authority (vv. 59-60); through divine inspiration (and sovereignty) (vv. 61-62); through Christ's sure (and total) victory (vv. 63-64).
Further application: The difference God's word is to make in us: we are to be encouraged by itâ€”even in dark times; and we are to faithfully preach Christâ€”even when opposed.
Key verse: v. 61 ''And Jeremiah said to Seraiah, 'When you arrive in Babylon and see it, and read all these words...'''
Rev. Mark Henninger received his Masters of Divinity from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois, and he has been Pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Peoria, Illinois for more than 25 years.