Pastor Ron Roddey
"Where Would I Go To Church...?"
Cornerstone Baptist Church
Rock Hill, South Carolina, USA
Sunday Evening, January 15, 2012
Jeremiah Chapter 32 & Acts Chapter 2
32:1 The word that came to Jeremiah from the LORD in the tenth year of
Zedekiah king of Judah, which was the eighteenth year of Nebuchadrezzar.
32:2 For then the king of Babylon's army besieged Jerusalem: and
Jeremiah the prophet was shut up in the court of the prison, which was
in the king of Judah's house.
32:3 For Zedekiah king of Judah had shut him up, saying, Wherefore dost
thou prophesy, and say, Thus saith the LORD, Behold, I will give this
city into the hand of the king of Babylon, and he shall take it;
32:4 And Zedekiah king of Judah shall not escape out of the hand of the
Chaldeans, but shall surely be delivered into the hand of the king of
Babylon, and shall speak with him mouth to mouth, and his eyes shall
behold his eyes;
32:5 And he shall lead Zedekiah to Babylon, and there shall he be until
I visit him, saith the LORD: though ye fight with the Chaldeans, ye
shall not prosper.
32:6 And Jeremiah said, The word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
32:7 Behold, Hanameel the son of Shallum thine uncle shall come unto
thee saying, Buy thee my field that is in Anathoth: for the right of
redemption is thine to buy it.
32:8 So Hanameel mine uncle's son came to me in the court of the prison
according to the word of the LORD, and said unto me, Buy my field, I
pray thee, that is in Anathoth, which is in the country of Benjamin: for
the right of inheritance is thine, and the redemption is thine; buy it
for thyself. Then I knew that this was the word of the LORD.
32:9 And I bought the field of Hanameel my uncle's son, that was in
Anathoth, and weighed him the money, even seventeen shekels of silver.
32:10 And I subscribed the evidence, and sealed it, and took witnesses,
and weighed him the money in the balances.
32:11 So I took the evidence of the purchase, both that which was sealed
according to the law and custom, and that which was open:
32:12 And I gave the evidence of the purchase unto Baruch the son of
Neriah, the son of Maaseiah, in the sight of Hanameel mine uncle's son,
and in the presence of the witnesses that subscribed the book of the
purchase, before all the Jews that sat in the court of the prison.
32:13 And I charged Baruch before them, saying,
32:14 Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Take these
evidences, this evidence of the purchase, both which is sealed, and this
evidence which is open; and put them in an earthen vessel, that they may
continue many days.
32:15 For thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Houses and
fields and vineyards shall be possessed again in this land.
32:16 Now when I had delivered the evidence of the purchase unto Baruch
the son of Neriah, I prayed unto the LORD, saying,
32:17 Ah Lord GOD! behold, thou hast made the heaven and the earth by
thy great power and stretched out arm, and there is nothing too hard for
32:18 Thou shewest lovingkindness unto thousands, and recompensest the
iniquity of the fathers into the bosom of their children after them: the
Great, the Mighty God, the LORD of hosts, is his name,
32:19 Great in counsel, and mighty in work: for thine eyes are open upon
all the ways of the sons of men: to give every one according to his
ways, and according to the fruit of his doings:
32:20 Which hast set signs and wonders in the land of Egypt, even unto
this day, and in Israel, and among other men; and hast made thee a name,
as at this day;
32:21 And hast brought forth thy people Israel out of the land of Egypt
with signs, and with wonders, and with a strong hand, and with a
stretched out arm, and with great terror;
32:22 And hast given them this land, which thou didst swear to their
fathers to give them, a land flowing with milk and honey;
32:23 And they came in, and possessed it; but they obeyed not thy voice,
neither walked in thy law; they have done nothing of all that thou
commandedst them to do: therefore thou hast caused all this evil to come
32:24 Behold the mounts, they are come unto the city to take it; and the
city is given into the hand of the Chaldeans, that fight against it,
because of the sword, and of the famine, and of the pestilence: and what
thou hast spoken is come to pass; and, behold, thou seest it.
32:25 And thou hast said unto me, O Lord GOD, Buy thee the field for
money, and take witnesses; for the city is given into the hand of the
32:26 Then came the word of the LORD unto Jeremiah, saying,
32:27 Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh: is there any thing
too hard for me?
32:28 Therefore thus saith the LORD; Behold, I will give this city into
the hand of the Chaldeans, and into the hand of Nebuchadrezzar king of
Babylon, and he shall take it:
32:29 And the Chaldeans, that fight against this city, shall come and
set fire on this city, and burn it with the houses, upon whose roofs
they have offered incense unto Baal, and poured out drink offerings unto
other gods, to provoke me to anger.
32:30 For the children of Israel and the children of Judah have only
done evil before me from their youth: for the children of Israel have
only provoked me to anger with the work of their hands, saith the LORD.
32:31 For this city hath been to me as a provocation of mine anger and
of my fury from the day that they built it even unto this day; that I
should remove it from before my face,
32:32 Because of all the evil of the children of Israel and of the
children of Judah, which they have done to provoke me to anger, they,
their kings, their princes, their priests, and their prophets, and the
men of Judah, and the inhabitants of Jerusalem.
32:33 And they have turned unto me the back, and not the face: though I
taught them, rising up early and teaching them, yet they have not
hearkened to receive instruction.
32:34 But they set their abominations in the house, which is called by
my name, to defile it.
32:35 And they built the high places of Baal, which are in the valley of
the son of Hinnom, to cause their sons and their daughters to pass
through the fire unto Molech; which I commanded them not, neither came
it into my mind, that they should do this abomination, to cause Judah to
32:36 And now therefore thus saith the LORD, the God of Israel,
concerning this city, whereof ye say, It shall be delivered into the
hand of the king of Babylon by the sword, and by the famine, and by the
32:37 Behold, I will gather them out of all countries, whither I have
driven them in mine anger, and in my fury, and in great wrath; and I
will bring them again unto this place, and I will cause them to dwell
32:38 And they shall be my people, and I will be their God:
32:39 And I will give them one heart, and one way, that they may fear me
for ever, for the good of them, and of their children after them:
32:40 And I will make an everlasting covenant with them, that I will not
turn away from them, to do them good; but I will put my fear in their
hearts, that they shall not depart from me.
32:41 Yea, I will rejoice over them to do them good, and I will plant
them in this land assuredly with my whole heart and with my whole soul.
32:42 For thus saith the LORD; Like as I have brought all this great
evil upon this people, so will I bring upon them all the good that I
have promised them.
32:43 And fields shall be bought in this land, whereof ye say, It is
desolate without man or beast; it is given into the hand of the
32:44 Men shall buy fields for money, and subscribe evidences, and seal
them, and take witnesses in the land of Benjamin, and in the places
about Jerusalem, and in the cities of Judah, and in the cities of the
mountains, and in the cities of the valley, and in the cities of the
south: for I will cause their captivity to return, saith the LORD.
2:1 And when the day of Pentecost was fully
come, they were all with one accord in one place.
2:2 And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty
wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.
2:3 And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it
sat upon each of them.
2:4 And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak
with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.
2:5 And there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, devout men, out of every
nation under heaven.
2:6 Now when this was noised abroad, the multitude came together, and
were confounded, because that every man heard them speak in his own
2:7 And they were all amazed and marvelled, saying one to another,
Behold, are not all these which speak Galilaeans?
2:8 And how hear we every man in our own tongue, wherein we were born?
2:9 Parthians, and Medes, and Elamites, and the dwellers in Mesopotamia,
and in Judaea, and Cappadocia, in Pontus, and Asia,
2:10 Phrygia, and Pamphylia, in Egypt, and in the parts of Libya about
Cyrene, and strangers of Rome, Jews and proselytes,
2:11 Cretes and Arabians, we do hear them speak in our tongues the
wonderful works of God.
2:12 And they were all amazed, and were in doubt, saying one to another,
What meaneth this?
2:13 Others mocking said, These men are full of new wine.
2:14 But Peter, standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice, and
said unto them, Ye men of Judaea, and all ye that dwell at Jerusalem, be
this known unto you, and hearken to my words:
2:15 For these are not drunken, as ye suppose, seeing it is but the
third hour of the day.
2:16 But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel;
2:17 And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour
out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall
prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall
2:18 And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those
days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy:
2:19 And I will shew wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth
beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke:
2:20 The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood,
before the great and notable day of the Lord come:
2:21 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of
the Lord shall be saved.
2:22 Ye men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man
approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God
did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know:
2:23 Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge
of God, ye have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain:
2:24 Whom God hath raised up, having loosed the pains of death: because
it was not possible that he should be holden of it.
2:25 For David speaketh concerning him, I foresaw the Lord always before
my face, for he is on my right hand, that I should not be moved:
2:26 Therefore did my heart rejoice, and my tongue was glad; moreover
also my flesh shall rest in hope:
2:27 Because thou wilt not leave my soul in hell, neither wilt thou
suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.
2:28 Thou hast made known to me the ways of life; thou shalt make me
full of joy with thy countenance.
2:29 Men and brethren, let me freely speak unto you of the patriarch
David, that he is both dead and buried, and his sepulchre is with us
unto this day.
2:30 Therefore being a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an
oath to him, that of the fruit of his loins, according to the flesh, he
would raise up Christ to sit on his throne;
2:31 He seeing this before spake of the resurrection of Christ, that his
soul was not left in hell, neither his flesh did see corruption.
2:32 This Jesus hath God raised up, whereof we all are witnesses.
2:33 Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having
received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, he hath shed forth
this, which ye now see and hear.
2:34 For David is not ascended into the heavens: but he saith himself,
The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand,
2:35 Until I make thy foes thy footstool.
2:36 Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath
made the same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ.
2:37 Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and
said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what
shall we do?
2:38 Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you
in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall
receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
2:39 For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that
are afar off, even as many as the LORD our God shall call.
2:40 And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying, Save
yourselves from this untoward generation.
2:41 Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same
day there were added unto them about three thousand souls.
2:42 And they continued stedfastly in the apostles' doctrine and
fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.
2:43 And fear came upon every soul: and many wonders and signs were done
by the apostles.
2:44 And all that believed were together, and had all things common;
2:45 And sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all men,
as every man had need.
2:46 And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and
breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and
singleness of heart,
2:47 Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord
added to the church daily such as should be saved.