Course Integration Paper Jeremiah 29

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A Paper
Presented to
Dr. Ken Hanna
Dallas Theological Seminary
In Partial Fulfillment
Of the Requirements for the Course
BE101 Bible Study Methods and Hermeneutics

Pamela Frazier December 2013

Course Integration Assignment: Jeremiah 29:11

I. Five Timeless Universal Principles

II. Theme

III. Outline for Sermon or Lesson

IV. Interpretation in Original Context

V. Application

I. Truth Statements (Universal Principles)

1. God thinks about us.

2. God has a plan and a
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They urged the captives to maintain a posture of non-cooperation with the Babylonians. Jeremiah warned that the prophets and diviners were prophesying falsely. God’s disavowal of these men in verses (8,9,21,23,and 31) repeats a constant theme of the book: “They are speaking šeqer, “falsehood, lies,” in his name, and he has not sent them.”7 Contrary to the lies of the false prophets, the exile will continue for seventy years, but there is a gracious promise from the Lord. “After this time frame is “completed” God will visit his people; then God will “fulfill” (qwm) his “good word” (dābār ṭôb) to them, that is, his promise to restore them to “this place” (i.e., Judah and Jerusalem.”8 (Jer. 29:8–10).

In the Old Testament Survey Series by James E. Smith, it notes, “God’s plans for the captives were positive but not immediate. He was planning for their “welfare, future and hope.” 9
The emphatic first-person pronoun ( “for I myself know”), in verse 11 puts the focus and real emphasis on the subject of the sentence, God. God is the one who knows the plans and the Lord gives strong assurance of his intentions toward his people. When he focuses on [“knows”] his own thoughts and plans, it is good news for them. Whereas in the past Yahweh was planning disaster (rāʿâ) against them (the phrase ḥāšab maḥšabôt, “planning plans,” occurs in 18:11 in the context

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