This September, the Wednesday evening Bible study will be devoted to the subject of “pathetic theology”. No, that doesn’t mean “miserable inadequate theology”; but the name derives from the Greek word “pathos” which means, “to suffer, grief, or experience sorrow”. “To what extend does God suffer with His people?” It is an important consideration, because if God is unsympathetic to the needs of His people, God is but a distant ideal, out of touch with the everyday lives of His people and One only to be feared. Such a God is not easily loved/served. If this is our view, we will most certainly turn to something/someone else for help in times of need; that would be a pity!
I’m grateful to be able to tell you that such is not the case. And the Scriptural evidence for that statement will be the focus of our study this Fall. “For thus says the Lord God, I myself will search for my sheep and will seek them out. As sheperds seek out their flocks when they are among their scattered sheep, so I will seek out my sheep. I will rescue them from all the places to which they have been scattered…I will bring them out from the peoples and gather them from the countries…I will seek the lost and I will bring back the strayed.”
The peculiar character of God is that He is an available agent who is not only able to act, but is available to be acted upon.
If you are a person who feels God has forsaken you; if your prayer life is uneventful; if you are tired of being in a relationship that seems one sided, this study is for you.
We will begin on Wednesday, September 21st at 7:00 p.m.
Hope to see you there!