Chapter 17 of The Story – The Kingdom’s Fall – 2 Kings 21-25; 2 Chronicles 34, 36; Jeremiah; Lamentations; Ezekiel
- The Southern Kingdom’s Spiritual Sin
- God’s Continued Grace & Patience
- God’s Young Guns of Righteousness – A. Jeremiah the Bull Frog … B. Josiah, A Righteous Young Dude
- Jeremiah’s Eye-Witness Account of God’s Judgment on Judah
- Ezekiel’s Prophetic Visions – God as a Wheel … The Valley of Dry Bones … God’s Promised Return
Questions to Stir Discussion:
How old were you when you personally started seeking God? How was this different than before?
Josiah became King of Judah when he was 8 years old. Then, on his own at age 16 Josiah chose to pursue God in a country and time when people weren’t seeking God … how different and
unusual would that have been?
Jeremiah was given an impossible assignment – he was to speak God’s heart to a nation that didn’t and wouldn’t listen to him with a steel resolve … are we charged with the task in
today’s world … Why or why not?
Despite impending judgment to Judah, Jeremiah shares Gods’ larger desire and purpose in Jeremiah 29:11, “For I have plans for you, plans to give you hope and a future.” How were those words life-giving to Judah back then, and still life-affirming to us today?