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Jehovah’s Witnesses


Life and Ministry Meeting Workbook  |  April 2017


Be Courageous Like Jeremiah

Be Courageous Like Jeremiah

Jeremiah warned that Jerusalem would become devastated like Shiloh


  • The ark of the covenant, which represented Jehovah’s presence, was once kept in Shiloh

  • Jehovah allowed the Philistines to capture the Ark, and it was never returned to Shiloh

The priests, the prophets, and all the people threatened to kill Jeremiah

26:8, 9, 12, 13

  • The people seized Jeremiah because of his prophesying against Jerusalem and the temple

  • Jeremiah did not give up and run away

Jehovah protected Jeremiah

26:16, 24

  • Jeremiah maintained his courage, and Jehovah did not abandon him

  • God moved courageous Ahikam to protect Jeremiah

With Jehovah’s backing and encouragement, Jeremiah was able to declare an unpopular message for 40 years