5th July 2020 – I Believe: God and Suffering

Our DIY Services are for those of you who may wish to take some time today, to pause, to reflect, to listen, to pray. There are links to prayers to read, videos of songs to sing or listen to and even a suggestion for getting creative.
We also meet using Zoom and the details are available by getting in touch (info@yiewsleybaptistchurch.com)

Order of Service

Call to Worship

Delightful Call to Worship ~ Written by Carol Penner

Song: Our God is a Great Big God
[Jo & Nigel Hemming. Copyright © 2001 Vineyard Songs (UK/Eire)/CopyCare]

Bible Readings:

Job 30:9-31 & Psalm 42:1-11

Song: Blessed Be Your Name
(Matt & Beth Redman Copyright © 2002 Thankyou Music)


This is a guide to help you reflect on the readings above. If you are on your own enjoy the time to reflect quietly. If you are home with others who would usually be at church with you find some time together. You can make notes as you follow each stage or may choose to talk with one another.

Take some time.
5 minutes, 10 minutes, 15 minutes, it’s up to you.

Read through the Bible reading
Read it steadily two or three times or use the listening feature of the link above.

Notice which words or themes stand out to you.
You might like to make a note of them or highlight them in a physical Bible.

Notice how the reading makes you feel.
For example, is it comforting? Does it make you feel frustrated or angry? Does it make you feel excited?

Notice what or who the reading make you think about?
For example, Does the reading resonate with something in your own life? Or, are their words that make you think of someone else? Is there something that would be helpful to share with others?

Say a Prayer.
(The following is an example; you can use it or say your own)

Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Thank you for the Bible, for the lessons we can learn and the guidance You give. I thought about [insert who and what the readings made you think about] and I would like to offer them into your hands. Be with them, with me, with us today. Amen.


Continuing the “I Believe” series we consider why does God allow suffering.

Blessed Suffering

Song: Faithful One
(Brian Doerksen. Copyright © 1989 Mercy/Vineyard Publishing/Adm. by CopyCare)

Song: 10,000 Reasons
(by Matt Redman)

Jude 24-25

Now to him who is able to keep you from falling, and to make you stand without blemish in the presence of his glory with rejoicing, to the only God our Saviour, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, power, and authority, before all time and now and for ever. Amen.

For Children and Young at Heart

You can follow the pattern above, praying and chatting with your children about the readings and using the model for reflection to discuss what they think about the readings.

There are a couple of additional songs to enjoy and perhaps get to know.

Song: Shine
(by Nick Jackson)

Song: King of Me
(Rend Collective, Rend Co. Kids)

If you have any prayer requests or would like someone to pray with you via a phone call please email pastor@yiewsleybaptistchurch.com or call 01895 548004

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