Sermon Introduction –
In Mark 5, a chronic illness and a tragic death remind us there is immense suffering in this world; but the gospel also reminds us God in Christ is still working to heal, forgive, to mend broken hearts, and to make all things new. This week Pastor Craig reminds us of these things in his sermon, “Great is Thy Faithfulness” based on Mark 5: 21-43 and Lamentations 3:22-33.
This program will guide you through our worship service
Introduction to our readings –
The book of Lamentations is one of our most important sources of information about the fall of Jerusalem to the Babylonians in 587 B.C Though the people admit that God’s judgment was just, today’s reading declares a fervent trust that God will not leave them forever.
Jairus, a respected leader, begs Jesus to heal his daughter. A woman with a hemorrhage is ritually unclean, treated as an outcast in Jewish society. Both Jairus and the unnamed woman come to Jesus in faith, believing in his power to heal and bring life out of death.