In the conversation for Sunday, July 23, 2017, Pastor Kim Nowlin shares with us that even though there is grace for us in suffering, our suffering can also be a grace for others.
Sacred Reading, 00:00–18:35
At the Intersection of Suffering and Grace
The text for this Sunday’s message is 2 Corinthians 1:3-11 (NIV).
A note about the recording of the Sacred Reading:
The reader will pause between each of the four readings. The pauses have been left in the recording so that the listener can experience the rhythm of the gathering and even participate in the reading.
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God. For just as we share abundantly in the sufferings of Christ, so also our comfort abounds through Christ. If we are distressed, it is for your comfort and salvation; if we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which produces in you patient endurance of the same sufferings we suffer. And our hope for you is firm, because we know that just as you share in our sufferings, so also you share in our comfort.
2 Corinthians 1:3-7 (NIV)