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How do we deal with the reality of suffering? Pro skateboarder and evangelist Brian Sumner sheds some light on the often neglected subject of Lament.
"Sacrifice: to be made sacred, holy," Sermon for the 24th Sunday after Pentecost, Proper 27, Year B
The story of the Widow of Zaraphath and Elijah and the story of Jesus and the widow in the Gospel of Mark have in common the strength and the faithfulness of the people who live on the margins. We are often quick to dismiss those that we consider "less than."
There are four beliefs that come with the mourners who will receive comfort: 1. The first mourn over their own sin, 2. The mourn over the sins of others, 3. God loves others more than we do, and 4. They mourn over the physical separation between themselves and Jesus. Join us as we explore the second beatitude, "Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted."
When everything's a mess, who can you cry out to?
Final Part to FUEL HSM's Series on Doubt & Certainty looking at the most difficult question of why does God Allow Evil and Suffering.
1. Lament as the Body of Christ: weeping & rejoicing with one another (1Co 12:26; Ro 12:15f) 2. Lament thru Humility & Repentance: to walk in God’s grace & in victory over the evil one (Jm 4:4-10) 3. Lament with Scripture & Songs: to be a God-glorifying, Christ-centered, & Spirit-filled church (Col 3:16f; Eph 5:15ff)
1. Cry out to the Lord: as disciples of Christ who deal honestly & thoroughly with our feelings (vs1-2) 2. Call on the Lord: for His divine favor & deliverance (vs3-4) 3. Praise the Lord: trusting in His steadfast love & rejoicing in His salvation (vs5-6)