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WEEK 5: I See You! – Lamentations 2

7th Oct 2019 . by Hanlie Krös

In this chapter, the reporter/narrator moves closer to Lady Zion; so close, in fact, that he can look into her eyes and see her trauma. His perspective has changed; now he is deeply moved. On a material level, the LORD did not ravage Jerusalem; the Babylonians did! So why does God take all the blame…

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WEEK 4: Devastated, and Without a Comforter – Lamentations 1

30th Sep 2019 . by Hanlie Krös

Lamentations 1 divides neatly into two halves: verses 1–11 and 12–22. In verses 1–11, the main voice is that of a reporter or narrator – traditionally believed to be the prophet Jeremiah. The reporter describes the horrific fate and humanitarian crisis that has befallen Jerusalem, which is personified as a woman (Lady Zion). In these…

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WEEK 3: Pain, Protest and Prayer (Part 2)

23rd Sep 2019 . by Hanlie Krös

An overview of the structure of Lamentations Lamentations is not the recording of an emotional outburst. Lamentations is a work of art that has been carefully and purposefully formulated, structured and gifted to us by God Himself. The first four poems are acrostic – that is, they follow an alphabetic pattern, with each verse starting…

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WEEK 2: Pain, Protest and Prayer (Part 1)

16th Sep 2019 . by Hanlie Krös

An introduction to Lamentations Her strength gone, her food reserves exhausted, Jerusalem fell to Babylonian forces in 586 BC. For the Judeans, years of servitude and terror had culminated in conquest, occupation, siege, famine, bloodshed and exile. Their king, Zedekiah, had fled with his army towards Arabia, only to be overtaken by Babylonian forces near…

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WEEK 1: Tell It Like It Is

9th Sep 2019 . by Hanlie Krös

When did you last read Lamentations? What did you gain from it? Does the book of Lamentations have anything to offer the 21st century Christian? Lamentations provides us with eyewitness accounts and personal testimonies of survivors struggling to endure and make sense of military invasion, occupation, siege, massacre, famine and violent persecution. While Lamentations presents…

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WEEK 11: Surrender

30th Aug 2019 . by Hanlie Krös

Surrender is a foreign concept to most Christians – especially in the 21st century. Everybody likes to hear that they have “victory in Christ”, that they have “won the war” and that they are “on the winning team”. What most Christians fail to realise is that we are actually prisoners of war. Yes, it is…

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WEEK 10: Trust Fall

23rd Aug 2019 . by Hanlie Krös

“When Jesus looked up and saw a great crowd coming toward Him, He said to Philip, ‘Where shall we buy bread for these people to eat?’ He asked this only to test him, for He already had in mind what He was going to do.” John 6:5-6, NLT)   On a recent trip to the…

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