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JR. Forasteros - September 25, 2022

No Fast, No Feast

No Fast, No Feast

You know that "This is Fine" Dog? It's a pretty good representation of God's people in Jeremiah's day - and maybe in ours too. That's why God told Jeremiah not to attend funerals or weddings. God refused to go along with business as usual in the face of the people's unfaithfulness. What does 'no fast, no feast' look like for God's faithful people today?

From Series: "Black Sheep"

More and more, those of us who follow Jesus feel like we don't fit it. Not just with the world around us, but from others who claim to worship God. Why is it that those who claim Jesus' name are racist, misogynistic, xenophobic and more? How do we find the strength to be faithful when our faith makes us weirdoes even among people of faith? We're going to listen to Jeremiah, the prophet who knows exactly what faith among the faithless looks like!

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