Shaped by Suffering

February 24th, 2017 | Sermon Topic
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Overview

Before one can truly celebrate the resurrection of Jesus at Easter, one must take the long 40-day lenten journey to the foot of the cross of Jesus. In our next series, we are studying the Psalms of Lament as a window into the soul of suffering. The Book of Psalms captures some of the most profound cries of anguish, lament, and loneliness in human existence. In a modern culture that medicates, avoids and minimizes pain and suffering, we need to see how the suffering that Jesus endured and that he allows in our life can actually shape us into his character.  We will examine how to grieve and how to walk alongside those in grief; how to cry out and how to intercede for those who are too weak to cry out themselves; we will wrestle with our common experience of loneliness, injustice and death and in so doing find a common way forward that leads to a deeper life in Christ.

40-Day Lenten Reading Plan
Psalms of Lament

 

A digital version of the reading plan is available on the App

 

Mar 1 – Psalm 3 Mar 24 – Psalm 69
Mar 2 – Psalm 4 Mar 25 – Psalm 70
Mar 3 – Psalm 6 Mar 26 – No Reading
Mar 4 – Psalm 10 Mar 27 – Psalm 71
Mar 5 – No Reading Mar 28 – Psalm 74
Mar 6 – Psalm 13 Mar 29- Psalm 77
Mar 7 – Psalm 16 Mar 30 – Psalm 79
Mar 8 – Psalm 22 Mar 31 – Psalm 80
Mar 9 – Psalm 25 Apr 1 – Psalm 82
Mar 10 – Psalm 38 Apr 2 – No Reading
Mar 11 – Psalm 42 Apr 3 – Psalm 85
Mar 12 – No Reading Apr 4 – Psalm 86
Mar 13 – Psalm 43 Apr 5 – Psalm 88
Mar 14 – Psalm 44 Apr 6 – Psalm 90
Mar 15 – Psalm 51 Apr 7 – Psalm 94
Mar 16 – Psalm 54 Apr 8 – Psalm 102
Mar 17 – Psalm 55 Apr 9 – No Reading
Mar 18 – Psalm 56 Apr 10 – Psalm 108
Mar 19 – No Reading Apr 11 – Psalm 109
Mar 20 – Psalm 57 Apr 12 – Psalm 130
Mar 21 – Psalm 58 Apr 13 – Psalm 139
Mar 22 – Psalm 60 Apr 14 – Psalm 141
Mar 23 – Psalm 61 Apr 15 – Psalm 143

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