Last week, we looked at the truth that lament is part of the gospel. Because of Jesus Christ and his work on the cross, we can have hope even in the middle of our greatest sins. But there is more than just our justification and sanctification going on in the gospel. This week, we'll continue to look at lament through the lens of lamenting our sins, but we'll see that there is so much more at stake - including God's reputation!
The first part of our series of lament has focused on the things that happen to us for no particular reason. But, as we know, sometimes in life our own actions can cause us suffering as well. Does lament offer us a path from pain to hope even if we are the reason for the pain? Absolutely! This Sunday, we'll look at Psalm 38 and see how.
Last week we started a journey to learn the language of lament. I made the comment that I didn't expect everyone to suddenly move from pain to hope as lament is designed to do. Pain is too real and the process takes time. Our aim in this series isn't to suddenly have all our problems go away but instead to create that tunnel from our pain and suffering to a place where our hope is in God. This week, we continue that journey as we continue to look at the process of lament with a study of Psalm 10. What can it teach us about that process? Join us this Sunday to find out!
Everyone has dealt with disappointment and discouragement in this life. Some are major like the death of a loved one, the dissolving of a marriage, or the loss of a job. Some are less so but still very painful. We know the Bible teaches us that Jesus died for our sins and then gives us a new way to live, but in that new way to live, do we have a way to deal with the brokenness of this world? The Scriptures say yes. This week, we start a seven week look at a topic I don't know if I've ever heard preached on in church before. This Sunday at 10 am we start a new series "Learning to Lament" and start to learn a new language to deal with all the brokenness of this fallen world.