Saint Paul's Free Methodist Church home about us events ministries resources

Oct

14

“Why Have You Forsaken Me?” – Kent Dunnington

Job 23:1-9, 16-17        Psalm 22:1-15        Hebrews 4:12-16        Mark 10:17-31

Have you ever felt the distance that suffering brings, the chasm between the worlds of those who suffer and those for whom all is well?  W.H. Auden’s poem “Surgical Ward” gives voice to the distance between these two worlds.  Describing hospital patients in their beds, Auden [...]

Oct

07

“Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child” – Teresa Holden

Job 1:1, 2:1-10; Psalm 26; Hebrews 1:1-4, 2:5-12; Mark 10:2-16
Today’s Old Testament Scripture causes us to reflect on the theme of suffering.   We are considering an individual, Job, who experienced great suffering and not because he deserved to suffer.  While suffering is not something any of us wants, the book of Job serves as a [...]