barrenness, hurt, dry ground - Rich Braaksma

November 29, 2015

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Media @ New Hope CalgaryIn this message Pastor Rich begins Advent reflecting on our lack and places of suffering where we long to see Christ come – Christ who identifies with our suffering and gives us hope in the midst of hurt.

“…when my heart is overwhelmed, lead me to the rock that is higher than I.”
Psalm 61:2

“Sing, barren woman, you who never bore a child; burst into song, shout for joy, you who were never in labor; because more are the children of the desolate woman than of her who has a husband,” says the LORD.”
Isaiah 54:1, NIV

“You have taken from me friend and neighbor. Darkness is my closest friend.”
Psalm 88:18

“If one member suffers, all suffer together with it; if one member is honored, all rejoice together with it. Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it.”
1 Corinthians 12:26-27

“Rejoice in hope, be patient in suffering, persevere in prayer. Contribute to the needs of the saints; extend hospitality to strangers.”
Romans 12:12-13

For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things, and I regard them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ and be found in him… I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection and the sharing of his sufferings by becoming like him in his death, if somehow I may attain the resurrection from the dead.
Philippians 3:8-11

Songs for this service, click to listen/watch.


How Many Kings

O Come O Come Emmanuel


Dry Bones

Who Am I

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(2015) Rich Braaksma


Psalm 61:1,advent,christmas

Length: 24:28     Rating: GA