Audio file Text: 1 Cor 1:18-31; Job 5:12-13 Summary: Commit yourself to be a fool for Christ and await your vindication from the Lord.
Preacher: Pastor Ray The question running through the book of Job is why — specifically, why is Job suffering? In anger, God finally speaks to Job and Job’s friends. In the aftermath, Job repents. Job’s friends repent. But the reason for Job’s suffering is not given. Instead, Job receives a different kind of wisdom […]
Preacher: Pastor Ray James 5:11 mentions Job and how the Lord is compassionate and merciful. When you think of Job, are the Lord’s compassion and mercy the first things that come to mind? Could the Lord have somebody else in mind (in addition to Job, of course)? The book of James helps us to […]
Preacher: Pastor Ray Is Elihu a flawed prophet or a false prophet? Do his flaws disqualify him from speaking as God’s representative who provides wise counsel into Job’s situation? What can we learn from this enigmatic person who draws some truthful conclusions about Job regarding his sin while also falsely accusing him? Listen and […]
Preacher: Pastor Ray In this book, Job spoke over 500 verses. Job’s wife spoke one verse (2 lines). His 3 friends combined spoke over 200 verses. Elihu, an uninvited spectator of their back and forth exchange, lashes out angrily at Job as well as his 3 friends and speaks about 165 verses. Who is […]
In 1997 I put a list of Bible texts together to help folks think through what job to pursue. Below I have taken that list and added comments to flesh out more specifically what I had in mind. My prayer is that these thoughts will help saturate your mind with the centrality of Christ in […]