What did you want to be when you grew up? What future plans did your parents encourage?
2. Read Jeremiah 1:4-5. In what way can you see that God has formed
you to be who you are and do what you do?
3. Read Jeremiah 1:6-10. How has the Lord communicated with you? Are
his plans always clear? What hesitations did Jeremiah have about his
assignment? What hesitations have you had about God’s assignments
for you? What assurances did God give Jeremiah? Has God given you
any personal assurances about your assignments?
4. Review some of the obstacles that Jeremiah faced during his long
ministry of 40 years. For help in reviewing, read Jeremiah 9:1; 16:2,
20:1-2; 37:15; 38:6. At what point would you have thought about
quitting? Why didn’t he quit?
5. Read Jeremiah 20, one of the messiest prayers in all the Bible. How do
you explain such a messy prayer? In 20:7, what does he accuse God of?
Do you think it is ok to pray like this?
6. Read Lamentations 3:13-33. How would you sum up Jeremiah’s words
in your own words? What hope do his words give you?