Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Leadership Prayers: Jeremiah – Affliction, Hopelessness, Hope; Lamentations 3:1-33

1. What did Jeremiah accuse the Lord of doing to him that had caused him pain?

2. Do you believe that God had done these things to Jeremiah or was Jeremiah expressing his extreme pain and frustration to God?

3. What circumstances in your life have happened or could happen that might prompt you to express your pain, frustration, and disappointment to God?

4. How can remembering affliction, roaming, wormwood (bitterness), and gall (poison) bring hope (Lamentations 3:19-21)?

5. What does Lamentations 3:27 mean?

6. How many times does Jeremiah use the word hope in Lamentations 3:19-33 and what brings him hope?

7. What brings you hope?

8. Express you hope or hopelessness to God and thank Him for His mercies, compassion, faithfulness, and goodness.

For a full class outline (5 pages) Session 6

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