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September 28 Lesson 4
FUTURE PEACE AND JOY
DEVOTIONAL READING: Jeremiah 9:17–24 BACKGROUND SCRIPTURE: Jeremiah 33

JEREMIAH 33:1–11
1 Moreover the word of the LORD came unto Jeremiah the second time, while he was yet shut up in the court of the prison, saying,
2 Thus saith the LORD the maker thereof, the LORD that formed it, to establish it; the LORD is his name;
3 Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.
4 For thus saith the LORD, the God of Israel, concerning the houses of this city, and concerning the houses of the kings of Judah, which are thrown down by the mounts, and by the sword;
5 They come to fight with the Chaldeans, but it is to fill them with the dead bodies of men, whom I have slain in mine anger and in my fury, and for all whose wickedness I have hid my face from this city.
6 Behold, I will bring it health and cure, and I will cure them, and will reveal unto them the abundance of peace and truth.
7 And I will cause the capt…

The International Sunday School Lesson

Lesson forSeptember 28, 2014Future Peace and JoyJeremiah 33This treatment of the International Sunday School Lesson is written by Sam E. Stone, former editor of CHRISTIAN STANDARD. It is published in the September 21 issue of The Lookout magazine, and is also available online at www.lookoutmag.com. ______ By Sam E. Stone  In last Sunday’slesson Jeremiah was being held in a courtyard prison by King Zedekiah (Jeremiah 32), and he is still there in today’s text. Jeremiah repeated with fuller explanation his prophecy of the one great king called “the Branch,” who would one day come and fulfill the promise of an eternal throne. Jeremiah had been prophesying in Jerusalem for some 40 years at this time. He was respected by his hearers, despite the serious warnings he had given them.
Present DistressJeremiah 33:1-5
The word of the Lordcame again to Jeremiah. The prophet made it clear that the Lord being spoken of is the one who created the world. This is the divine name of God, revealed to Moses …

Connect the Testaments: A Daily Devotional

September 28
Turning the TablesZechariah 12:1–14:21; Acts 26:1–32; Job 31:1–8
When Paul presents the gospel before King Agrippa, we expect him to be defensive. But Paul is ready to shift the spotlight. He offers a surprisingly simple explanation of recent events and a testimony of his faith, and then he describes how the resurrection of Jesus changes everything. He deftly turns the tables and gives the king the opportunity to believe.

Paul describes the gospel as something that was intended all along—it is nothing new: “Therefore I have experienced help from God until this day, and I stand here testifying to both small and great saying nothing except what both the prophets and Moses have said were going to happen, that the Christ was to sufferand that as thefirst of the resurrection from the dead, he was going to proclaim light both to the people and to the Gentiles” (Acts 26:23).

Paul respectfully tells Agrippa that his testimony should come as no great surprise. Agrippa knows of the …