Lent 2018

The Journey To Resurrection

Pastor Dave Romoser • April 1, 2018

The resurrection of Jesus, which is central to the Christian faith, was understood and experienced within a specific context and story by the 1st century followers of Jesus. What can we learn about those lenses to better understand the implications of the resurrection some 2000 years later?

The Rest of the Story

Pastor Dave Romoser • Lamentations 5

The book of Lamentations with the tension, doubt, despair and wondering that is the natural course of grieving and mourning. But is there more to the story than what appears on the surface?

On The Other Side

Pastor Dave Romoser • March 18, 2018 • Lamentations 4

In this series of poems, there is an arc, a sense of movement... these poems are taking us somewhere. What happens when you have no energy left to rant? To shake your fists at God? When what's happened has happened and there's no going back? What can these 2500 yr old poems still teach us about the art and necessity of lament?

On Being Shalom

Pastor Dave Romoser • March 11, 2018 • Lamentations 3

Lamentations 3 presents the heart of the struggle of being caught in the throws of lament, suffering, hope and despair all at once along with helpful insight into the theme of God's anger that reverberates throughout the book

I'm Still Breathing

Pastor Dave Romoser • March 4, 2018 • Lamentations 3

Throughout the book of Lamentations, in the midst of the great tragedy and loss of the people of Israel, not once does God speak into their pain or make an appearance to offer hope. In chapter 3, a new character finally offers words that point in that direction with timely wisdom for all of us

Waking Up To The Pain

Pastor Dave Romoser • February 25, 2018 • Lamentations 2

The journey of lament is a process. It's a narrative with an arc. It begins with loss and leads us towards healing and hope as we choose to journey through our anger and pain with eyes and hearts wide open

The Need For Lament

Pastor Dave Romoser • February 18, 2018

As we begin the journey into Lent, looking towards the celebration of the resurrection of Jesus and the new life it promises, we delve into the poetry of Lamentations and discover there is much we have to learn about pain and grief before we’ll be ready to fully receive the full gift of life Jesus offers