IC@MK Sunday Service (5 April 2020)

IC@MK Sunday Service (5 April 2020)

Good morning, church. We meet again online!

Service will start shortly at 10:30AM, please stay with us. Slides will be visible in the video.

POST-service links:
Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/933981197?pwd=ZEdBSVNDNzd5TGpSSGZhMFZva1RqUT09
Discussion Q: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1OKf05JGonUgk4uTeTKuYGonPAYPS7kLN

Posted by International Church at Mont Kiara on Saturday, 4 April 2020

The City is Destroyed – Yet God’s Promises are True (Lamentations 3:19-39)

(For accuracy of this transcript, please refer to audio file)

Well again, good morning, church family. Want to invite you to turn in your Bibles with me to the book of Lamentations. Lamentations is in the Old Testament, after Isaiah and Jeremiah, and right before you get to Ezekiel. We’re going to spend some time hearing from God’s work from Lamentations; we’ll be in the middle of chapter three.

Imagine that you were one of the few who survived. Your city had been under siege for over a year and a half, with the enemy outside the gates. Within the first few months, business after business closed its doors. There was a food shortage, and as time went on, people started starving to death. Well, that led to looting and to hoarding; to mistrust between neighbors. Violence started spreading throughout the city and citizens began losing hope. Police and other city officials started to abandon their posts, trying just to save themselves, and, and eventually the enemies took your city. Many of the citizens were killed; most of the rest were taken off as slaves, to foreign countries. And you are one of the few who not only survived but was left behind. You look around at the ruins and your family is all gone. The friends you cared so much about, most of them are either dead or have been enslaved. And this city that you love so much is in complete ruins.