Sunday Service 3rd October
Duncan’s sermon was the first of a short series on the book of Job, a folk tale or parable from the Old Testament which wrestles with the question of human suffering, and ‘why bad things happen to good people’. Duncan pointed out that what we find in Job is not the only the take on suffering in the Bible, but said that reflecting on it may lead us to new questions, and different ways of seeing things.
As we face suffering in our own lives and in the world, Duncan encouraged us to hold on in faith to God – an attitude illustrated more profoundly than anywhere else by Jesus as he died in his words ‘my God, my God why have you forsaken me?’ In that sentence faith remains (‘My God’) in at the heart of Jesus’ anguish and abandonment. Do listen to Duncan’s very helpful sermon.
The readings for Sunday were:
The photo below of some of the flowers at this morning’s service was taken by Duncan.