1st Free Will Baptist Church
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  • 1st Free Will Baptist Church
    300 Emerson St, Park Hills, MO 63601, USA
    星期日 10:30 上午
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Why? : Week 2 of "For The Gospel : The Book Of Philippians"

Sunday Morning, June 24th, 2018 Presented by Pastor Joshua Kennon
Strive For Christian Indifference!
Challenge #1... Nurture Your Relationship With Christ NOW!
Challenge #2... (a) Know That God Will Get Glory From Your Situation (b) Take Your Frustrations To God
Challenge #3... When Ministering To Someone In A WHY Moment, Just Comfort & Love Them (don't give advice or fake a reason).
“Some people are gifted with words of wisdom. But not all are gifted in that way. Some blurted out strange, inept things. That’s OK too. Your words don’t have to be wise. The heart that speaks is heard more than the words spoken. And if you can’t think of anything at all to say, just say, “I can’t think of anything to say. But I want you to know that we are with you in your grief.” Or even, just embrace. Not even the best of words can take away the pain. What words can do is testify that there is more than pain in our journey on earth to a new day. Of those things that are more, the greatest is love. Express your love. How appallingly grim must be the death of a child in the absence of love.
But please: Don’t say it’s not really so bad. Because it is. Death is awful, demonic. If you think your task as comforter is to tell me that really, all things considered, it’s not so bad, you do not sit with me in my grief but place yourself off in the distance away from me. Over there, you are of no help. What I need to hear from you is that you recognize how painful it is. I need to hear from you that you are with me in my desperation. To comfort me, you have to come close. Come sit beside me on my mourning bench.”

~ Nicholas Wolterstorff, Lament For A Son