“Learning to Lament”
The context of this passage.
-The abusing rich James 5:1-6
-The response of the godly James 5:7-11
1) Wait for the Lord
2) Strengthen your hearts
a) Don’t complain James 5:9a
b) Look for the Judge James 5:9b
c) Remember (the Prophets, Job, & God) James 5:10-11
The LAMENT Psalm 137, James 4:9-10
The Biblical Framework for a Lament
1) Pay attention (feel it)
2) Wait on God with it (face it)
3) Let the old birth the new
What is the “new work” God is trying to do in you?
References for going deeper:
-Biblical books: Lamentations (see ch.3 in detail), Jeremiah, Job,
Psalms chapters 137, 77, 10, 22 & 13
-“Dark Clouds, Deep Mercy” by Mark Vroegop
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Life Grp Q’s
“Discovery Bible Study”
What happened last week for which you are thankful?
What challenges do you see in your life? Family? World?
How did you obey, share, and meet the need from your last meeting?
*Read the passage. Re-read, re-tell and consider the details.
• He is…
What do we learn about God?
• We are…
What do we learn about people?
• I will…
What has the Holy Spirit revealed to you in this passage, and how will you obey it in your life this week?
• You can…
Using this scripture, who will you encourage and build up this week?
What is “the good” God is calling us to do in our world?
Based on this passage, what are we going to pray about?