Kingston Presbyterian Church, Kingston, New Jersey
4565 Route 27
PO Box 148
Kingston, NJ 08528

Women’s Bible Study ~ 5/13/2021 ~ Pastor Sharyl will lead the final session of the 2020-2021 Horizon Women’s Bible Study with Lessons 8 & 9.

2020–2021 Women’s Bible Study

Into the Light:

Finding Hope through Prayers of Lament

The Women’s Bible Study group will hold its final meeting of the 2020-2021 series on Thursday, May 13, from 1:30 – 2:30pm using Zoom via computer or telephone.  Rev. Sharyl Dixon will lead the study of Lesson 8, “God Laments,” and Lesson 9, “The End of Lament.” Pastor Sharyl will send out the link for the Zoom meeting and she will also record an overview of Lessons 8 & 9 which will be available on KPC’s YouTube channel.

Lesson 8, God Laments: In Hosea 11:1-9, the image of God as humanity’s parent is used to communicate God’s love and care for God’s people, even as they move farther away from God as children often do from their parents.  God laments, God weeps, as parents do when their children go astray.  But God’s willingness to lament gives each person permission to lament because they are made in God’s image.

Lesson 9, The End of Lament: “Hope is an essential part of lament.  Hope is both the motivation for lament and its result.”  When no earthly comfort exists, God’s people have one last hope.  They can cry out their laments to God, calling on God to act, and trusting that God hears them.

Watch this summer’s newsletters for information about next year’s study, check this website, or call the church office at 609-921-8895 for information. Videos of all WBS Overviews are available in this website’s Sermon Archives.