On today’s Equipping You in Grace show, Dave Jenkins and Mark Vroegop have a wide-ranging conversation about learning to lament, the place and practice of lament in the Christian life and ministry, along with his book, Dark Clouds, Deep Mercy: Discovering the Grace of Lament (Crossway, 2019).

What you’ll hear in this episode

  • The importance of lament for the Christian life.
  • What lament looks like in practice.
  • Times to practice lament and times not to practice lament.
  • What it looks like to incorporate the practice of lament into the corporate gathering on the Lord’s Day.
  • Advice for pastors wanting to preach on lament from the Bible.
  • How lament helps grieving people.
  • How suffering helps refine what we trust in and how we talk about our experience with suffering.
  • How lament tunes the heart so it can sing about trust in God alone.
  • How lament is a prism through which we see a path for growth in the grace of God.
  • Some personal steps one might take in personal lament or in helping others learn about the practice of lament.
  • How lament can help Christians to preach the gospel to themselves.
  • How lament can help Christians who struggle with rejection understand more of the Lord Jesus.
  • A definition of lament.
  • How pastors can model lament to the people in their churches.

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