WHEN THERE AREN'T WORDS...

What do you say to someone who just lost the love of their life? Maybe you're the one hurting and you just don't know what to do.

 Grief is a big part of our lives, but we're not very good at it. On May 19th the Rome church of Christ will host a seminar on grief that will teach us how to grieve biblically as well as how to help those we love who are grieving.


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"We live in a grief illiterate society"

Truer words were never spoken. Though human beings have been dying from time immemorial,  many people (including Christians) do not know how to grieve well. Grief is more than unpleasant;  it’s messy. Grief is more than foreign; it’s counter-intuitive. Grief is more than probable; it’s inevitable.  Do you know what the Bible has to say about grief? Have you prepared yourself to grieve, and to do  so well when your time comes?  

  

LIFE IN THE SHADOW OF DEATH is a seminar on grief and grieving to the glory of God. Over five sessions,  Michael Whitworth discusses what the Bible has to say about the grief journey, the hope that Christians  have in the Resurrection, how to appropriately weep with those that weep, how to deal with non-traditional  losses, and how to prepare friends and loved ones for our own death.  

The Schedule

9:30AM
The Bible and Grief

During our Bible Class at 9:30AM Michael Whitworth will discuss the five stages of grief and how they are reflected in Scripture. Emphasis is placed on explaining the emotions of grief, how that everyone grieves differently, that God created us to feel this emotion for a reason and there is no "normal".

10:30AM 
Death Has No Victory in Christ

The Sunday morning lesson, with our worship at 10:30AM, will focus on Jesus' words from John 11.25 where He says that death doesn't have victory as long as you're inside of Christ.

11:30AM 
Lunch

Everyone is invited to eat lunch at our building after our morning services. We'll have a catered meal of fried chicken, mac & cheese, green beans and rolls so don't worry about bringing food. Everything will be provided. There is no cost for the lunch or the seminar. 

1:00PM
Miserable Comforters

Many of us have been guilty of saying something inappropriate to a grieving friend when we were only trying to help. After briefly discussing Job's three friends, we discuss what you can and can't say, can and can't do to someone who is grieving.


2:00PM
I'm Hurting Too

Some losses are unconventional or not as easily recognized by society. What about miscarriage? The grief that comes from divorce? Job loss? A spiritually wayward child? Suicide? It's not often that someone brings a casserole to your door during these difficult times. We'll discuss how to navigate them ourselves, as well as how to minister to loved ones in those situations. 

3:00PM
The Final Word

It's important that we prepare our families for our own eventual death. Using stories from Scripture, we'll examine how we can embrace death to the glory of God and help our loved ones start the path to healing and wholeness under the care of God.

Contact info

Rome church of Christ
86 Township Rd. 1056
Proctorville, OH. 45669

Tel | +1-740-886-6312 

chris@romecoc.com

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