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06
Dec 2020

In Job 25 we have the last of Job’s three friends to speak, and it is a short ‘poem’ by Bildad. He and his friends seem to have run out of steam. But what is interesting about Bildad’s final speech is that he starts with a high view of God and works his way down to man, who is no more than a maggot and a worm (Job 25:6). In Job 26, Job begins by answering Bildad’s questions (Job 25:4), with 6 questions of his own (Job 26:1-4). But the final question, “And whose spirit came from you?” is......

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29
Nov 2020

In this chapter Job lists many social injustices, and asks whether God does anything about them. This is no doubt in response to his friends arguments in which they insisted that the wicked always get God’s justice, seemingly instantly in this life. But Job disagrees, and asks where is the evidence of this. He certainly wishes that this would be the case.Job believes he has presented an air-tight argument. There are also many social injustices today all around us. This has led to some “christian ministries” switching their focus from spiritual welfare......

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22
Nov 2020

In this chapter we could have made it into a 3 point sermon by Job. Job wants to come before God and His seat of Judgement and present his case. He believes that God will tell him exactly how He sees him, and that God would take notice of him, and hear him fairly. There are a few textual problems, especially with vv.2, 5, which come out better in the NIV, HCSB, and NLT. As Job searches for God, he also realises that God is “testing” him. Though God doesn’t tempt any man (See Jas.1:12-15), He does......

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15
Nov 2020

In this chapter we hear from Eliphaz the Temanite once again. This time his sermon is in response to Job’s last sermon (Job 21). He questions the reason that Job claims to fear God. But of course he doesn’t have all the facts, like we do, from God’s own commentary in Job 1:1, 8; 2:3, 9-10. He makes out as if Job says and believes that God is so far removed from life on earth that He would not see the things that men do. But nowhere has Job ever said this. In......

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08
Nov 2020

This is the halfway point in the Book of Job and in this chapter Job responds particularly to the last message or sermon by Zophar in the previous chapter. If you recall, Zophar believed that the wicked always get what is coming to them in swift judgement. Here, Job asks, “Really, is that so?” Job describes the wicked as seemingly doing quite well and living to an old age surrounded with their children, and even apparently enjoying the “blessings” of Deut.28:1-4, rather than the curses of Deut.28:15-68. The fact is that rich and poor,......

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01
Nov 2020

There are many believers who are not informed about the events of the 1517 Reformation, and could care less. They probably don’t know much about church history and how doctrinally deformed things had become – so much so that the Way of Salvation was not clear, and had rather shifted to something that was so far from what the Bible actually teaches. Then on October 31st 1517 an Augustinian monk by the name of Martin Luther, lit the fuse that would set Germany and much of Europe on fire with the truths of Justification and the true Gospel. From that Reformation,......

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25
Oct 2020

We can tell from the opening verses of Job 20 that Zophar has been affected by what he heard Job say in the previous chapter (Job 19). So now we hear the second and last of Zophar’s speeches, only this time he gives a sermon on the Judgement of the wicked. As you go through Zophar’s sermon you’ll notice a lot of generalisations concerning the kinds of things that befall the wicked. But we have to stop him every once in a while and ask, “Really? Is that always the case?” Zophar seems to......

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18
Oct 2020

This was a great chapter emphasising Job’s high moments and low moments. By the end of this chapter you’ll see Job had had it all and lost it all, but he has absolute trust that his Redeemer will come and rescue him. Thank God that Job’s wishes that his word and the words of this story were recorded. If you want to see the video of this message, just click here...

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11
Oct 2020

This chapter presents us with a mini sermon given by Bildad to Job. It would have been a great sermon if only it was directed at the right audience. But unfortunately Bildad sees Job as ‘the wicked’ and proceeds accordingly, and although he makes some generalisations, much of what he is saying is clearly directed at Job.We can learn from this sermon that there is a way to speak to certain people. It has been said that, “Soft words produce hard hearts, and hard words produce soft hearts” (Mark Driscoll), and that......

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04
Oct 2020

What can we learn from Romans 8:28 which says, ‘And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose’ (NIV)? Well in this sermon, Eric Nugent shares 5 takeaways, that happen to begin with the letter ‘C‘ for us to remember: Certainty, Completeness, Cause, Condition, Consequences. And in fact we need to see the link in the text all the way from Rom.8:26-39, which includes the fact that the Purpose of the things that God is working for our Good, is ultimately for His Glory,......

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