At our ages, we've heard and said many times that "the time is coming." The future of which the expression speaks is in the future, but we may not know exactly when - only that the time is coming.
Jeremiah is a witness to the run-up to the Babylonian invasion, the brutal conquest by the invaders, and the trial of enslavement as many of God's people are carted off to bondage in Babylon. Here in chapter 31, the prophet who had prophesied the national catastrophe, reaches for a hopeful future at the hand of the God who seems to have abandoned them.
The prophet talks about a new covenant that is placed in their minds and written on their hearts. What does this mean exactly? How does this relate to what Jesus says in John 12?
Jesus seems awakened to the events that are swirling around him in Passover season in Jerusalem. The time is coming for him, too. He faces the imminent events with some anxiousness. He realizes that there is more at stake than his own preferences. The practice of faithfulness reveals his openness to the promise of God.
Find out how this works out in both passages in the sermon video below, and note the downloads below the video panel.