This study of the book of Lamentations is intended to look at the concept of pain, and to look at it from two different perspectives: 1) To view pain in a corporate or community setting and 2) To consider what we should do when pain does not resolve quickly.
In other words, where do you go when pain is widespread and when it does not look to end soon? What language do you use? What biblical categories are available to you? How do you pray? What should you think? How can you help someone who is in the middle of a season of lament? These are some of the questions that we will try to address over the course of eight weeks.
|January 1||Psalm 77||Has His Steadfast Love Ceased?|
|January 8||2 Chronicles 36:11-21||Land of Lamentation|
|January 15||Genesis 1:24-31||Devaluing of the Imago Dei|
|January 22||Lamentations 1||The Cause|
|January 29||Lamentations 2||The Pain|
|February 5||Lamentations 3||The Hope|
|February 12||Lamentations 4||The Reality|
|February 19||Lamentations 5||The Prayer|