Lesson 1 of5
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Jeremiah 29:11 – The Plans I Have for You

Background Scripture:

Jeremiah 29:11
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.

Podcast Sections:

00:00   Introduction to series
01:08    Context is key to understanding scripture
01:34     A narcissistic approach to scripture
06:30    Some people don’t know how to make a Godly decision
08:50    God doesn’t always answer prayers as we wish
12:05     The real context of Jeremiah 29:11
18:25     The takeaway from this passage
20:32    Can we claim this verse?
22:16     Applying Jeremiah 29:11 to a job search
23:40    Contrasting Jeremiah 29:11 with Hebrews 1
24:55    We’ve gotten too settled
27:35     Limitations of a prosperity gospel
28:28    Paul’s view of life
30:17     The reason for the program

  • Question 01
    Jesus prayed three times in the garden and God didn’t deliver him (Matthew 26:39-45). How should this passage influence our expectations of God’s response to prayer?
  • Question 02

    II Corinthians 12:7-9
    7 So to keep me from becoming conceited because of the surpassing greatness of the revelations, a thorn was given me in the flesh, a messenger of Satan to harass me, to keep me from becoming conceited. 8 Three times I pleaded with the Lord about this, that it should leave me. 9 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore, I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

    Read about Paul’s thorn in the flesh in 2 Corinthians 12:7-9. How should this passage influence our expectations of God’s response to prayer?
  • Question 03
    How does the meaning of Jeremiah 29:11 shift when read alongside Jeremiah 29:1-10 (Hint: discussed in video starting at 12:05)?
  • Question 04
    How should we understand Jeremiah 29:11 in light of Hebrews 11:1-2; 13 (consider reading the whole chapter)?
  • Question 05
    Based on this program, how should we apply scriptures to ourselves appropriately?