The Women’s Bible Study group held its final meeting of the 2020-2021 series on Thursday, May 13, from 1:30 – 2:30pm using Zoom via computer & telephone. Rev. Sharyl Dixon led the study of Lesson 8, “God Laments,” and Lesson 9, “The End of Lament.” Pastor Sharyl provided this recorded overview of Lessons 8 & 9 which is also available on KPC’s YouTube channelHERE.
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.