27
Sep 2020

Job 16 and Job 17 are both part of the same dialogue between Job and his friends, and prayer between Job and God! It would sound as if Job has come to the end of his rope, and yet by the end of this chapter, Job still talks about hope, even beyond the grave. Once again, like we saw in Job 16 there is someone else that the descriptions given could be referring to, and its like Job is a prophet speaking about Christ.If you were asked, “What comes to mind when you think of Job?” how......

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20
Sep 2020

Most believers will be aware that there are texts in the Old Testament that speak figuratively or prophetically about the coming Messiah, the Lord Jesus Christ. Usually they will cite Psalm 22 or Isaiah 53 as the most obvious. Which they are! But I wonder how many would turn to Job 16? Yes, Job suffered terribly. But how can the reader miss the quite obvious fact that ‘a greater than Job’ is also being referred to! As you listen to the descriptions Job gives, particularly in vv.9-14, and vv.15-17, I think you might recognise things spoken there that don’t......

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13
Sep 2020

So far in Job we have heard from Job and his three friends at least once. That was the end of “Round 1” and then for three chapters (Job 12, 13, & 14) we heard from Job as he prayed and spoke to his friends. So this chapter is the start of “Round 2”,  and the first one of Job’s friends who spoke the last time (Job 4-5), known as Eliphaz the Temanite, who might as well have been named Eliphaz the Terminator, is the first to speak again. Maybe he thinks......

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06
Sep 2020

This is the third chapter of Job’s response to his friends so far, in which he takes us on a roller-coaster of a ride with his times of great hopefulness and other times of despair. There are many wonderful truths that come out in this chapter, including the concepts that Job sees in nature. For anyone who feels that they are unproductive, that they are dying inside, that all is lost, we are reminded that even a chopped down tree can send out its roots and ‘at the scent of water it will......

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30
Aug 2020

This is the second chapter in Job’s response to his three friends, in which he does scold them a bit and even calls them ‘forgers of lies’ and told them, “You are all worthless physicians” (v.4). What Job wanted was an audience with the Almighty (v.3), and for his friends to listen in on his case (vv.6, 13-19). He also scolded his friends for the way they had wrongly spoken on God’s behalf (vv.7-12) and wonders how come they seem to have no fear of God. Then Job talks about taking this......

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23
Aug 2020

Here in this chapter we see Job begin to answer his critics. First he points out that he is not stupid or an empty-headed dumb ass (See Job 11:12) nor inferior to any of his “wise” friends. Then Job lets them know that he feels mocked and ridiculed, much like many just and blameless people are despised by men, even though they are a lamp to help others. Jesus spoke of this principle also in Matt.5:11-12, and though Jesus is The Light of the World (Jn.8:12), He was despised and rejected by men (Isa.53:3).......

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17
Aug 2020

This sermon was delivered to us by Cliff Dalton sharing on the importance of Spiritual Warfare! From the example of David and Goliath in 1 Sam.17, to the Lord Jesus Christ Himself, who entered the battle for souls, we see the importance of the Word and Prayer for every believer!...

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16
Aug 2020

Today’s sermon was given by Kenny McClatchey. We looked at Isaiah 6 and the prophet’s encounter with God. Isaiah had already been ministering for God but his ministry was going to be transformed after a fresh encounter with the almighty God. We all need to be encountering God afresh…..and He has made a way for us in Christ to do so....

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09
Aug 2020

This chapter will mark “The End of Round One”, since Job and all three of Job’s friends will have spoken at least once, with the friends concluding that God alone knows that there must be some secret sin in Job’s life, and that if only he will repent everything will be bright and wonderful! Unfortunately whilst Zophar does say some true things, he accused Job of stating, “My doctrine is pure and I am clean in Your eyes” (v.4), although there is no record of Job ever having claimed this. But we can learn from this......

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02
Aug 2020

What a great follow on from Job 9. Yes we can stand righteous before God (Rom.5:1), but God has not finished with us yet. Job mentioned that he felt ‘oppressed‘ by God (See vv.1-7), and there was no way to escape or flee from God’s Presence (See Ps.139:7-12), and that once God has us in His hands, He will never let us go (See John 10:28-29). Vv.8-12 uses language very similar to Gen.2 and Ps.139:13-16 to describe God’s creation of man. And even though God had done such a wonderful job of making man, Job’s body was under attack (See Job 2:6-8;......

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