What do we do when everything falls apart?
How do we pray when God seems distant – or even when it seems like He's not there at all?
How do we learn to wait with patience and hope?
Where can we turn when we find ourselves standing among the ashes?
Among the Ashes is a new resource for small groups and churches focusing on the issue of lament.
Beautifully filmed in a number of evocative locations, these inspiring videos combine biblical reflection with stories from the persecuted church, to explore how the biblical principle of lament can bring us hope and comfort, even in the darkest situations. The witness of the persecuted church and the spirituality of the psalms can open up a way through times of darkness, loss and suffering.
No-one wants to live among the ashes. Yet that is where we can truly encounter God in a new and powerful way.
The series explores the four 'movements' of lament: starting with the need for us to be honest with God, then recognising God's presence, relying on His promises, and finally, waiting for a reply.
To accompany the videos there is a free orderable discussion guide, which provides session plans to accompany each video, as well as background material and Bible readings.
Among the Ashes is a series that has been long in the making. Beautifully filmed and profoundly thought-provoking, this powerful resource addresses a core need for the church in UK and Ireland. Perhaps one of the greatest gifts that the persecuted church can give us is to help us learn how to lament, to help us during the times when we are among the ashes.
Among the Ashes 2: Presence
Among the Ashes 3: Honesty
Among the Ashes 4: Promise
Among the Ashes 5: Reply
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