At-Home Bible Study

This page contains an interactive Bible study that you can do at home.  These Bible studies are changed each week, and they coordinate with the Bible lessons taught in Morningside's Sunday School each Sunday.

The At-Home Bible Study is easy to use.  Simply print this page, get your Bible and a pen or pencil, and begin learning.  If your Bible isn’t handy, click on the verse references to read the Bible verses on your computer screen.  The studies are interactive, so you will be asked to read specific scripture verses and answer questions.  You'll be amazed how much you will learn from God's Word, the Bible.

Bookmark this page and come back each week to study the Bible in your own home.  To further your Bible learning, come to Sunday School at Morningside Baptist Church each Sunday at 8:45 a.m.

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February 26, 2017

Jeremiah 50 - 52; Ezra 1

God Will Not Forget

 (586, 561, & 535 b.c.)

 

 

 

Have you ever forgotten something?  Perhaps you forgot a class or an appointment.  Have you ever forgotten a promise you made to someone?  Perhaps you promised to do some activity with your child, but something pressing came up and you completely forgot.  Forgetting things makes us feel flustered and ashamed.

Has anyone ever forgotten a promise they made to you?  “I’ll be there at 4:00,” or “I’ll call you right back.”  Being forgotten can make you feel like you’re not very important.

Here is some good news: God never forgets His promises!  He repeatedly promised to destroy Judah and drive the Jews out of their land.  He kept that promise; but God had made another promise to the Jews – He promised to bring them back to their land.  In this lesson you’ll see that God never forgets.

God Promised to Destroy Babylon for their Treatment of the Jews (50:1-8; 51:1-10)

Jeremiah 50:1

Who was this prophecy directed toward?

 

Jeremiah 50:2

Jeremiah was to say: “Babylon is _______, _____ is confounded, __________ is broken in pieces; her _______ are confounded, her images are ________ in pieces.”  These were two of Babylon’s chief gods.

 

Jeremiah 50:3

What will happen to Babylon?

 

Jeremiah 50:4-5

How will the children of Israel relate to God?

 

Jeremiah 50:8

What were they to do (see also Rev. 18:4)?

 

These prophecies point to the overthrow of Babylon by the Medes and Persians, which precipitated the Jews’ release from captivity (they also foreshadow the ultimate destruction of future Babylon described in Rev. 16:1918:24).

Jeremiah 51:1-4

What did God promise to do to Babylon?

 

Jeremiah 51:5

Even though the Jews had sinned, “__________ hath not been ____________, nor _________ of his God, of the Lord of hosts.”

 

Jeremiah 51:6

Why should they flee from Babylon?

 

Jeremiah 51:7-10

The Lord used Babylon for His purposes, but He will suddenly destroy it (Rev. 18:10, 17, 19).

 

Encouragement for the Jews (51:45-58)

Jeremiah 51:45

What did the Lord tell the Jews?

 

Jeremiah 51:46-48

God’s judgment of Babylon will come right on time.

 

Jeremiah 51:49

Why will many die at Babylon?

 

Jeremiah 51:50

What should the Jews remember?

 

Jeremiah 51:52

What will God do to Babylon’s false gods?

 

Jeremiah 51:57

What will Babylon’s leaders do?

 

Who promised this?

 

Jeremiah 51:58

What will happen to Babylon’s great walls?

 

Jehoiachin Released (561 b.c. – 52:31-34)

The last verses of Jeremiah jump ahead 25 years, to 561 b.c., when Nebuchadnezzar’s son Evil-Merodach became king of Babylon. 

Jeremiah 52:31

What did he do for Jehoiachin?

 

Jeremiah 52:32-34

Describe how Jehoiachin was treated?

 

Jehoiachin was taken captive in 597 b.c. (2 Kings 24:8-12).  In the 37th year of his captivity he was released, treated kindly, and given provisions the rest of his life.  This first sign of kindness to the Jews foreshadowed their national release 26 years later.  In the book of Ezra, you will find “The rest of the story.”

Ezra 1:1

Cyrus was king of Persia.  He conquered Babylon in 538 b.c.  Why did he make a proclamation?

 

Ezra 1:2

What did Cyrus say?

 

Ezra 1:3

What did he tell the Jews to do?

 

Ezra 1:4

Cyrus even financed the rebuilding of the Temple!

 

Concluding Thoughts: God never forgets His promises.  Seventy years after the first Jews went into captivity (604 b.c.), some of them left Babylon and returned to Jerusalem (535 b.c.).  More returned in the ensuing years to rebuild the Temple and city walls.  You can read about all of that in the books of Ezra and Nehemiah.

God is keeping score.  He remembers those who hate and harm His people, and He will punish them.  The Lord never forgets His promises, and He will do what He promised! 

God has promised us His presence (Heb. 13:5), help (Isa. 41:10), and an eternal home in heaven (John 14:2-3).  He will keep those promises.  He also promises to save those who come to Him by faith (Rom. 10:13).  Read the verses printed on the back of this book.

Thank God right now that He remembers and keeps His promises.

 

 

Project: Thank God daily that He does not forget.  Be sure to pick up a Sunday School Member Quarterly for the new quarter and begin the Daily Bible Readings on Monday.

 

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