Jerusalem Has Fallen
Passage: Lamentations 1:1–1:22
1. What’s one thing that stood out to you in this week’s message?
2. Lamentations is an inspired book of the Bible that asks us to stop and mourn, to pause and grieve. Why is this so hard for us?
3. Why does all this destruction and devastation happen? read vs.1:8 &18. How does knowing this helps us to understand God’s justice?
4. Have you ever experienced destruction or a hardship that you know was a direct consequence of sinful actions or a bad choice you made?
5. If you have been in rebellion against God in some way, what did it take to get your attention and change your attitude?
6. In our own lives, do we take personal sin as serious as God does? How can seining the destruction of sin help us to both mourn with others and also fight against sin in all its forms?
7. As we look at lamentations we see that God appears silent. How does reading John 1:1-5 and Hebrews 1:1-3 speak to us in light of the silence and sorrow of Lamentations?