The Gift of Each Other

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The Gift of Each Other

(A Sermon Based on 1 Cor. 12:1-11)

There are times when it feels like coming to church is our greatest bain instead of our greatest blessing. Why is that? And how do we overcome that? How can we make coming to church feel like it’s Christmas every week? This sermon seeks to address those questions through a better, clearer understanding of God. The goal is for each of us to be unleashed for unparalleled and joyful service to Jesus. Listen in!

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Coming Forth with Golden Victory

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Coming Forth with Golden Victory

(A Sermon Based on Job 41)

Leviathan is so powerful. He attacks us and we tend to get overwhelmed. That’s clearly a message in Job 41. The sense of powerlessness and victimization that he engenders through that can be leave us far from God - despairing of his justice. This is a sermon designed to put Leviathan back in his place so that our trust in the Lord’s power and justice can grow. Listen in!

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Coming Forth as a More Golden You

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Coming Forth as a More Golden You

(A Sermon Based on Job 39:5-30)

It’s time to talk about suffering and take the topic straight on. That’s what the Lord does here. He comes straight at suffering by giving Job his vision of his creation. We need that vision - to be broken out of the smallness of our vision of suffering and to gain what this sermon calls an eagle’s eye vision of what’s actually happening in our lives through suffering. It’s how the Lord takes the suffering out of suffering while it’s happening in our lives. Listen in!

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Coming Forth with Golden Wisdom

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Coming Forth with Golden Wisdom

(A Sermon Based on Job 28:1-12, 28)

This chapter of Job seems out of place. We can call it an aside in the book of Job. Perhaps though we should give it a more elegant name. Perhaps we should call it an interlude. But is it really just an interlude? Does it really have nothing to say about suffering? And why is there such a profound and beautiful description of ancient mining? Why these verses - this incredible hymn to human progress? These and other far more profound questions find their answers in this sermon. Listen in!

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Coming Forth with Golden Faith

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Coming Forth with Golden Faith

(A Sermon Based on Job 16:7-21)

Why do we sometimes not pray? Why do we sometimes refuse to pray for ourselves? Why is it that sometimes when we do pray we pray prayers that are completely sanitized? Job raises his complaint to God powerfully and as he does we learn from him about how to lament and grieve over our pain with God. In so doing, Job shows us how to see our lives through the lens of Jesus. Listen in!

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Coming Forth as Golden Friends

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Coming Forth as Golden Friends

(A Sermon Based on Job 5:1-7)

Maybe you’ve noticed that humans have an almost supernatural ability to say the wrong thing at the wrong time. Maybe you’ve further noticed that that means we have an almost uncanny ability to increase the pain of others instead of lessening it. Why is that? What’s in us that causes that? And how do we combat that in our lives and become people who are truly balm during the suffering of others around us? This is a sermon that explores that and finds in Jesus forgiveness and empowerment to be a true friend to others in this life. Listen in!

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