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The question is - how can I help those in my life when they are suffering? In this section of Job we look at what not to say - how not to act, and where not to go when you encounter suffering. And we won't leave you there, we also will look at ways in which you can help those in need - biblical ways to point them to God and stand with them in the midst of trying times,
Just as the Prodigal Son refused to listen to his father and marched off to the pig pen, so we too often fail to listen to God. One of the reasons for this is a fear that God is going to demand something of us that we don't want to give up. And in fact, there will be things that God calls us to die to. He may even call us to great sacrifice. But, in the main—what God usually asks us to lay down are the things that destroy us. Mt 15:11ff; Gen 2:17ff; Gen 3; 2Kings 17:1-18; Lk 9:23-24; Mt 8:18-22; Isa 48:17-19
When we "put things right" we can expect to face opposition. This is especially true when putting things right we begin to put worship at the heart of our community. This is the lesson we can learn from the Jews returning from exile and rebuilding the temeple.
Using powerpoint & questions rather than a script, I tried at the LSE this week, to bring Prof. John Gray & the apostle Peter into conversation over the theme of hope.
Every person I know would love to have wisdom from God. But are you willing to give up a few things to get it? What if there was just one or two things holding you back from God’s perfect wisdom? Would you give it up?
Lesson Aim: To grow in our understanding of what it means to trust God when forces and circumstances are coming against us.
Authentic freedom is found in Jesus. We can find freedom when we fully surrender to God. Jesus wants to set us free from the expectations of others, the poison of bitterness, the fear of death, and the control of sin.
We begin to look at this man named Job - who is he, what does he do, where is he from. We want to know this man of whom God ordained to have a whole book written. Why was he is the position he was - and how does he respond when times are good and bad? Most of all, we begin to look at God, and His part in this great and tragic story.