Earlier sermons on God’s mishpat/justice explained that God’s justice includes his restoration of the whole created order. In Romans 8:22-27, Paul explains that all of creation, particularly we believers who have the first fruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly, as we eagerly await the fulfillment of God’s promises. So also the Holy Spirit, who dwells within us, groans! What is this groaning? In large part, it is an outflow of the fact that so much in this world, and in our lives, is not “as it should be,” nor as it will be when God brings the full redemption has promised. As we live in between the times, when the kingdom is here, but not fully here, God graciously gives us the language of lament to express our faith in him, and the coming of his kingdom (Rev. 21:4-5) in its fullness.
In the following video, Pastor Dave continues to introduce the topic of our upcoming sermons on Lament as an Expression of Faith.
Each week we will fill in the links below as we have the posts, so that if you want to listen to all of the sermons together you are able. We hope that you are blessed and that your faith is strengthened!
Lament as an Expression of Faith Sermons:
4/19/20 Psalm 13 – Wrestling With God When we Feel Forgotten
At Home Liturgy Link: AHL 4/19
Sermon Link: Sermon 4/19