FREE RESOURCE: YouTube You Can Use

Each week I produce a free resource called, YouTube You Can Use. The concept is simple. I take a viral video from YouTube and write a small discussion starter and/or devotional based on the content. Currently, more than 1100 people around the world receive it each Monday. They use in their youth groups, in small…… Continue reading FREE RESOURCE: YouTube You Can Use

Lamentations 1:7

Lamentations 1:7 What is it about? Technically, this is talking about the fact that no one helped Judah when she was attacked. When the attack came, no nations rallied to defend her. In fact, when she fell everyone just kind of laughed. What did it mean to the original readers? You can sense the nationalism…… Continue reading Lamentations 1:7

Lamentations 1:6

Lamentations 1:6 What is it about? It’s about the strongest people in Jerusalem, the men of Judah, leaving the city. They fled their enemies into the wilderness… they ended up slaves. The people are described as the “splendor” of the city. What did it mean to the original readers? You can imagine being a common…… Continue reading Lamentations 1:6

Lamentations 1:5

Lamentations 1:5 What is it about? Jeremiah continues his poetic remembrance of the demise of Jerusalem. In each verse he reminds readers that the people of Jerusalem are in exile. This takes it to a more personal level by talking about the nation’s children in exile. What did it mean to the original readers? I’m…… Continue reading Lamentations 1:5

Lamentations 1:4

Lamentations 1:4 What’s it about? It goes without saying that it’s about lamenting over the loss of Jerusalem. This passage talks about the roads into the city groaning because they are unused. It mentions why people came to the city, appointed feasts. It mentions the temple workers, not working. What did it mean to the…… Continue reading Lamentations 1:4

Lamentations 1:3

Lamentations 1:3 What’s it about? Jeremiah continues to paint the picture of the destruction and desolation of Jerusalem. The word “after” is a clue that things weren’t so hunky dory in Judah before the exile. After harsh labor and affliction… we went into exile. What did it mean to the original readers? This talks of…… Continue reading Lamentations 1:3

Lamentations 1:2

Lamentations 1:2 What’s it about? In the poetic language of thi, Jeremiah is referring to the city of Jerusalem. It’s interesting how he is relating to the city as if it were a friend. And a female friend at that. The structure of this is facinating because it’s a male talking intimately about a female…… Continue reading Lamentations 1:2