The prophet Jeremiah speaks of the incurable wound of his suffering, yet finds in God’s words the delight of his heart. When Peter doesn’t grasp Jesus’ words about suffering, Jesus tells the disciples they will find their lives in losing them. Such sacrificial love is described by Paul when he urges us to associate with the lowly and not repay evil with evil. In worship we gather as a community that we might offer ourselves for the sake of our suffering world.


Listen HERE to the  ‘Praise Sunday’ Service for September 3, 2017. Music from the Bethesda Praise Choir, readings and sermon. Preaching God’s love today is Valerie Benton with a sermon on “A Stranger in Paradise”.