sermonette: Are We Good Comforters?
Ronny H. Graham
Given 19-Apr-14; Sermon #1208s; 17 minutes
Ronny Graham, focusing on II Thessalonians 2:16-17, a passage emphasizing comfort and consolation, asks us whether we are good comforters. When loved ones die, we may find it difficult to express comfort to the family. One of the major themes of the book of Job is comfort, ranging from the miserable comforters consisting of Job's friends to Jesus Christ's comforting words on the night of His last Passover. One of Job's friends , Eliaphaz, seemed to get counsel from a familiar spirit, providing Job with no comfort. Jesus Christ, in John 13-17, provides words of comfort to His disciples, promising them the indwelling of God's Holy Spirit. The words of comfort we give to others should be true, helpful, inspiring, necessary, and kind.
Beatitudes Bildad Comfort Consolation Death Eliaphaz Grace II Thes 2:16-17 Job's friends Job 2:11-13 John 12-16 Lazarus Sitting in silence Sympathy Thessalonians Too much time on ones hands Zophar