July 12, 2013 – August 23, 2013
Words of Comfort
It can be very challenging and sometimes intimidating to come up with the right words to say that do not feel trivial when we live through experiences of fear, tragedy, and death. So, what do we say when the worst happens? Where is God when it hurts, and is there any true comfort to be found when bad things happen? In this Groundwork series we study the Biblical passages to which we can turn first when we desire to hear or share words of comfort rooted in our faith.
Episodes in this Series
July 19 , 2013
When facing our future or the unknown, it is easy to worry about the bad things that could happen to us. Most of them never do, but we still worry anyway. Let's discuss some words that can bring us encouragement and comfort when worry and fear threaten to overtake us.
August 2 , 2013
Funerals and visitations are sad, sometimes difficult events. It's not uncommon to feel at a loss for words. But the Bible offers words of comfort and hope that are especially meaningful upon the loss of a loved one.
August 9 , 2013
In the wake of large scale disasters and crisis, words of comfort are sorely needed - both for those immediately affected and for those watching events unfold. When reality is shaken, why do so many pastors turn to Psalm 46? Why does this particular Psalm bring comfort in times like these?
August 23 , 2013
Is there anything meaningful to say when life draws to a close? Or when people are persecuted perhaps for being Christians and when their lives are made a complete misery by the cruelty of this world, is there anything to say that won't sound trite? The Apostle Paul thought so.