HOW TO TAKE BAD NEWS

Everybody has to deal with bad news at some point. You have no control over when it comes or how bad it might be, but, as a Christian, you have resources on which to call that will help get you through the hard times. For the next three weeks, using stories from the Hebrew Scriptures, we will look at three steps that can get you on the other side of bad news and back to joyful living: acceptance, repentance, and discernment.

January 17                   “How to Take Bad News, Part 1, Acceptance”
                                      1 Samuel 3:1-20
                                      1 Corinthians 6:12-20

January 24                   “How to Take Bad News, Part 2, Repentance”
                                      Jonah 3:1-5, 10
                                      Mark 1:14-20

January 31                   “How to Take Bad News, Part 3, Discernment”
                                      Deuteronomy 18:15-20
                                      Mark 1:21-28