• Righteous Suffering: God’s Gracious Gift of Suffering

    As we closed out Job this past Sunday, we saw how God graciously gives us the gift of suffering. That may seem ridiculous, but what we’ve seen is how God has used suffering to draw Job close to Himself. God’s gracious gift is to draw us unto Himself even if...

  • Righteous Suffering: Limited Me, Limitless God

    Have you ever thought to yourself, “If I was running this, things would be different?” You ever been there? We all have. Including Job. The problem for Job was that his thoughts on this were related to God’s ability to run and govern the world. In light of this, God...

  • Righteous Suffering: Of Maggots and Men

    In chapters 27 and 28, Job continues his discourse in response to the accusations of his friend Bildad from chapter 25. Bildad essentially asserted two things. First, he argued that “no one” can be declared blameless or righteous (I suppose he really means Job, and not himself). Second, he implies...

  • Righteous Suffering: Job 18 & 19

    It seems like all people are anxious to not be forgotten. Sometimes, this anxiety causes us to pursue worldly legacies such as statues, awards, medals, and recognition. But it also may reflect a desire for something of ourselves to live beyond our lifetime. In Job chapters 18 and 19, the...

  • Righteous Suffering: Praise In The Pain

    Praise In The Pain  Job 25-26 In his pain and suffering, what is coming out of Job?  In Job 26 it is praise!  Throughout the book there is questioning, there is rebuke of the false theology of his friends, there is complaining but there is no “curse you to your...

  • Righteous Suffering: When Counsel is Cruel

      If you’ve ever felt that someone had it out for you, then you can empathize with where Job finds himself in chapters 11 – 14. Moving through the speech cycles, Job’s friends are ratcheting up their cruelty, pride and strident conviction in their system. In response, Job appeals to...

  • Righteous Suffering: When Comfort is Empty

      Have you ever had someone close to you offer counsel or comfort in a difficult moment; but instead of bringing comfort, it brought more pain and confusion? Their intention was good, but their execution was not! Job finds himself in a similar situation after his lament. His friends come...

  • Righteous Suffering: The Gift of Lament

      This past Sunday, we walked through one of the darkest passages in all of the Bible. In Job 3, Job is lamenting the tragedy that has befallen him. This chapter requires that we ask hard questions about the life of a believer and if there is a place for...

  • Righteous Suffering: Sovereign Suffering Part 2

      As we continue through the drama of Job, we are met again with intense suffering, the glory of God and Job’s righteous response. It’s here that we see that: Suffering has a sovereign purpose in revealing the true nature of our heart toward God.   Satan’s Continued Assault on...

  • Righteous Suffering: Sovereign Suffering

      This past weekend, we began our new sermon series through the book of Job called Righteous Suffering. Throughout this book, we will see the refrain that suffering is not a retribution for sin, but a sovereign purpose of God to accomplish His plain in our lives. More specifically, in...