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Sermons from January 2020

An audience with the Sovereign God (Job 38-42)

The Lord Speaks 38 Then the Lord spoke to Job out of the storm. He said: 2 “Who is this that obscures my plans     with words without knowledge? 3 Brace yourself like a man;     I will question you,     and you shall answer me. 4 “Where were you when I laid the earth’s foundation?     Tell me, if you understand. 5 Who marked off its dimensions? Surely you know!…

The bankruptcy of religion in the face of suffering (Job 4-37)

11 Then Zophar the Naamathite replied: 2 “Are all these words to go unanswered?     Is this talker to be vindicated? 3 Will your idle talk reduce others to silence?     Will no one rebuke you when you mock? 4 You say to God, ‘My beliefs are flawless     and I am pure in your sight.’ 5 Oh, how I wish that God would speak,     that…

Sunk by sin, saved by grace (Jonah 2)

15 Then they took Jonah and threw him overboard, and the raging sea grew calm. 16 At this the men greatly feared the Lord, and they offered a sacrifice to the Lord and made vows to him. Jonah’s Prayer 17 Now the Lord provided a huge fish to swallow Jonah, and Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights. 2 1 From inside the fish Jonah…

Is anyone in charge of this tear-stained world? (Job 1-2)

Job 1-2 (NIV) Prologue 1 In the land of Uz there lived a man whose name was Job. This man was blameless and upright; he feared God and shunned evil. 2 He had seven sons and three daughters, 3 and he owned seven thousand sheep, three thousand camels, five hundred yoke of oxen and five hundred donkeys, and had a large number of servants. He was the greatest man among…