Living with Loss

The Struggle is Real

Week # 1 website .pdf

The Power of Lament

Week # 2 website .pdf

When Grief shakes our Faith

Week # 3 online notes.docx

Finding Comfort

Week # 4 online notes.pdf

Grieving with Hope

Week #5 online notes .pdf

Examples of lament in the Bible

The Psalms record wonderful examples of lament for us to learn from. Look to these Psalms for guidance:

10, 13, 22, 39, 44, 51, 56, 60, 74, 79, 80, 85, 90, 92.

Books that Pastor Peter has mentioned during his teaching

"So strong and powerful are the emotions of grief that you may even begin to wonder if something is wrong with you."

“….for the greater the love the greater the grief and the stronger the faith the more savagely will Satan storm its fortress. “

“Jesus understood that lament was the only true response of faith to the brokenness and fallenness of the world.”

“The fact that Jesus came to earth where he suffered and died does not remove pain from our lives. But it does show that God did not sit idly by and watch us suffer in isolation.”

“Faith means believing in advance what will only make sense in reverse.”

"Lament is what happens when people ask, “Why?” and don’t get an answer. It’s where we get to when we move beyond our self-centered worry about our sins and failings and look more broadly at the suffering of the world." N.T. Wright in Time Magazine

In this thought provoking article entitled "Christianity Offers No Answers About the Coronavirus. It's Not Supposed To" Wright suggests that Christians need to stop spending so much time trying to answer the question of why and start spending more time lamenting. Read the entire article here.