- Jeremiah 31:31-34 Commentary by Margaret Odell
10/25/2015 - Reformation Day
Early Christians recognized God’s utterly new and transformative work in Jesus Christ in Jeremiah’s description of the “new covenant.”
- Jeremiah 31:31-34 Commentary by Terence E. Fretheim
03/22/2015 - Fifth Sunday in Lent
The images used in Jeremiah 31 are predominantly familial rather than political or military.
- Jeremiah 31:31-34 Commentary by Anathea Portier-Young
10/26/2014 - Reformation Day
Reformation Sunday draws our attention to God’s ongoing work of renewal in the church, to the unmerited gift of divine grace that cannot be bought or sold, and to a history of courageous response to that free gift, embodied in reformers who have been willing to challenge abuses within the body of Christ.
- Jeremiah 31:31-34 Commentary by Richard W. Nysse
10/27/2013 - Reformation Day
Jeremiah 31:31-34 is an arresting set of verses.
- Jeremiah 31:31-34 Commentary by Amy Erickson
10/28/2012 - Reformation Day
The new covenant God makes with "the house of Israel and the house of Judah" (31:31) is both strange and familiar, rooted in and ripped from tradition.
- Jeremiah 31:31-34 Commentary by Mark S. Gignilliat
03/25/2012 - Fifth Sunday in Lent
Hope for a renewed future is an apropos theme on this fifth Sunday of Lent.
- Jeremiah 31:31-34 Commentary by Kathryn M. Schifferdecker
10/30/2011 - Reformation Day
On this Reformation Sunday, we hear words of promise from the prophet Jeremiah, words about a new covenant and a renewed relationship between God and God's people.
- Jeremiah 31:31-34 Commentary by Fred Gaiser
10/31/2010 - Reformation Day
The end of the church year brings several special occasions or festivals (Reformation, All Saints, Christ the King), which, like all such days, inevitably cause the preacher to ponder whether to preach on the event or on the text.
- Jeremiah 31:31-34 Commentary by Dennis Olson
10/25/2009 - Reformation Day
The book of Jeremiah is dominated by doom and gloom, condemning the people of Judah for their great sin and announcing the imminent destruction of the nation and the exile to Babylon that would come in 587 BCE.
- Jeremiah 31:31-34 Commentary by Charles L. Aaron, Jr.
03/29/2009 - Fifth Sunday in Lent
In the first chapter of this book six verbs define the ministry of Jeremiah: pluck up, pull down, destroy, overthrow, build and plant (1:10).