Mayer Life Group Lessons

Explore the Bible – Jeremiah and Lamentations

(The Weeping Prophet)

Bible study and exploration – Summer 2023  (13 weeks)

 Notes:  Jeremiah was a seventh-century prophet tasked with proclaiming God’s message to the people of Judah. His words were a warning—they were to turn from their sinful ways and toward God. God had seen their idolatry and willingness to turn to other gods, and as a result He would bring judgment. We get a glimpse of that judgment in the books of Jeremiah and Lamentations. Still, Jeremiah’s message offered a word of hope. God would one day bring restoration to His people. The One who restores brokenness would faithfully do so. Jeremiah’s words for the people of Judah contain a message for us today and call us to act upon it. God desires our whole-hearted devotion. Our sin should be not ignored or downplayed. Instead, we can turn to Him knowing He will deliver on all of His promises.


Lesson TitleCore PassagesLesson DateTeacher
1.PreparesJeremiah 1:4-196-04-23Jim
2.JudgesJeremiah 2:1-136-11-23Jim
3.PersonalJeremiah 7:1-156-18-23Jim
4.ExclusiveJeremiah 12:1-136-25-23Jim
5.ShapesJeremiah 18:1-127-02-23Mark
6.RulesJeremiah 23:1-127-09-23Mark
7.PresentJeremiah 29:4-147-16-23Bob
8.RedeemsJeremiah 31:23-347-23-23Bob
9.WorthyJeremiah 35:5-197-30-23Mark
10.SpeaksJeremiah 36:19-318-06-23Mark
11.TrustworthyJeremiah 42:7-228-13-23
12.JustJeremiah 50:11-20; 33-348-20-23
13.GoodLamentations 3:19-338-27-23

      God doesn’t just want us to read His Word, He wants us to know it and live its truth. That’s why Explore the Bible: Adults takes groups book by book through Scripture, framing every passage in its appropriate biblical and cultural context. This summer, we’ll see that the book of Jeremiah reveals God’s heart toward a people intent on rejecting Him, while Lamentations underscores the pain caused by disobedience. Both were warning signs to the ancient world, and they continue to serve as God’s Word to us today.