Jeremiah Outline

30 Mar 2020 Book of Jeremiah

I. The Call and Commission of Jeremiah (Jer_1:1-19)

A. The Visited Place (Jer_1:1-3)
B. The Visited Prophet (Jer_1:4-6)
C. Nail Your Colors to the Mast (Jer_1:7-10, Jer_1:17-19)
D. Two Visions (Jer_1:11-16)

II. Afflicting the Comfortable (Jer_2:1-37)

A. Judah’s Husband Pleads His Case (Jer_2:1-8)
B. She Stands Accused (Jer_2:9-13)
C. Israel Takes the Witness Stand (Jer_2:14-37)

III. Comforting the Afflicted (Jer. 3:1-4:31)

A. Four Words that Could Change Your Life (Jer_3:1-25)
B. Four Tests for Courageous Preaching (Jer_4:1-31)

IV. When God Was Appalled and the People Were Pleased (Jer. 5:1-6:30)

A. The Prophet (Jer_6:27-30; Jer_5:14)
B. The Problem (Jer_5:1-13; Jer_6:9, Jer_6:15)
C. The Penalty (Jer_5:15-19; Jer_6:1-8, Jer_6:11-12, Jer_6:22-26)
D. The People (Jer_5:20-25; Jer_6:10, Jer_6:16-21)
E. The Predators (Jer_5:26-31; Jer_6:13-14)

V. Jeremiah Becomes a Marked Man (Jer. 7:1-8:3)

A. The Temple of the Lord (Jer_7:1-15)
B. Quit Praying, Jeremiah (Jer_7:16-27)
C. Cut Off Your Hair, Jeremiah (Jer. 7:28-8:3)

VI. Blessed Is He Who Mourns (Jer. 8:4-9:26)

A. Hating the Sin (Jer_8:4-17; Jer_9:3-16)
B. Loving the Sinner (Jer. 8:18-9:2)
C. Mourning Is a Lost Art (Jer_9:17-22)
D. And He Shall Be Comforted (Jer_9:23-26)

VII. Learn Not the Way of the Gentiles (Jer. 10:1-11:17)

A. Idols of Wood (Jer_10:1-10)
B. A God of Wonder (Jer_10:11-18)
C. The Way of Man Is Not in Himself (Jer_10:19-25)
D. The Shattered Covenant (Jer_11:1-17)

VIII. Why Do Good Things Happen to Bad People? (Jer. 11:18-12:17)

A. The Conspiracy (Jer_11:18-23)
B. The Prayer of Puzzlement (Jer_12:1-4)
C. The Answer of Authority (Jer_12:5-17)

IX. Pride Goes Before a Fall (Jer_13:1-27)

A. What the Well-Dressed Prophet Was Wearing (Jer_13:1-11)
B. Dignity Can’t Be Preserved in Alcohol (Jer_13:12-14)
C. Six Features of Pride (Jer_13:15-27)

X. Jerusalem: A Disaster Waiting to Happen (Jer. 14:1-15:21)

A. The Drought (Jer_14:1-6)
B. When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Going (Jer. 14:7-15:9)
C. Two Personal Prayers (Jer_15:10-21)

XI. Sermons Spoken and Sermons Lived (Jer. 16:1-17:27)

A. Forbidden to Marry, Forbidden to Mourn, Forbidden to Mingle (Jer_16:1-13)
B. Facts from the Far Country (Jer_16:14-21; Jer_17:1-11)
C. A Glorious Throne on High (Jer_17:12-18)
D. Remember the Sabbath Day (Jer_17:19-27)

XII. The Sovereign Potter (Jer. 18:1-20:18)

A. The Vessel He Makes (Jer_18:1-11)
B. Hard Lessons for Hard Clay (Jer_18:12-17)
C. Character Assassination (Jer_18:18-23)
D. The Vessel He Breaks (Jer_19:1-15)
E. Poor Pashhur (Jer_20:1-6)
F. Confessions of a Prophet to a Sovereign God (Jer_20:7-18)

XIII. Leaders Who Fleece and Leaders Who Feed (Jer. 21:1-23:40)

A. Out of the Stocks and into the Palace (Jer_21:1-10)
B. A City for Fame or a City for Shame? (Jer. 21:11-22:9)
C. The Kings Who Think They Are God (Jer_22:10-30)
D. The King Who Is God (Jer_23:1-8)
E. A Prophet Looks at His Profession (Jer_23:9-40)

XIV. A Prophet to the Nations (Jer. 24:1-25:38)

A. Which Kind of Basket Case Are You? (Jer_24:1-10)
B. How Are Good Prophets like Pagan Kings? (Jer_25:1-14)
C. Set over the Nations (Jer_25:15-38)

XV. Caution: Preaching Can Be Hazardous (Jer. 26:1-29:32)

A. Do Not Diminish a Word of What I Tell You to Say (Jer_26:1-24)
B. Bring Your Necks under the Yoke or under the Sword (Jer_27:1-22)
C. And May the Best Man Win (Jer_28:1-17)
D. A Letter to the Exiles (Jer_29:1-32)

XVI. The Book of Comfort (Jer. 30:1-33:26)

A. Thy Will Be Done on Earth (Jer_30:1-24)
B. Oh Love That Will Not Let Me Go (Jer_31:1-26)
C. Behold, the Days Are Coming (Jer_31:27-40)
D. Putting Your Money Where Your Mouth Is (Jer_32:1-44)
E. Risktakers, Caretakers, and Undertakers (Jer_33:1-26)

XVII. A Study in Contrasts (Jer. 34:1-36:32)

A. Doing the Right Thing for the Wrong Reason (Jer_34:1-22)
B. Rechabite Faith and Judahite Folly (Jer_35:1-19)
C. The King Who Repents and the King Who Resents (Jer_36:1-32)

XVIII. To Root Out and Destroy (Jer. 37:1-39:18; Jer_52:1-34)

A. The Captain against the Prophet (Jer_37:1-21)
B. The Princes against the Prophet (Jer_38:1-28)
C. A Battering Ram against the Wall (Jer_39:1-18; Jer_52:1-34)

XIX. To Build and to Plant (Jer. 40:1-42:22)

A. To Build with Gedaliah (Jer_40:1-16)
B. Concerning Ishmael (Jer_41:1-18)
C. To Plant with Johanan (Jer_42:1-22)

XX. Episodes in Egypt (Jer. 43:1-45:5)

A. Why Pray When You Can Worry? (Jer_43:1-13)
B. Jeremiah’s Last Words (Jer_44:1-30)
C. Baruch’s Blessed Assurance (Jer_45:1-5)

XXI. Who Is in Charge of the World? (Jer. 46:1-51:64)

A. Oracles to Egypt and Other Nations (Jer. 46:1-49:39)
B. Concerning Babylon (Jer. 50:1-51:64)