Lessons from Job: Friends in Low Places; Providing support to those in who are grieving.
Series: Lessons from Job
Title: Are we suffering from our own sin(s)?
Theme: When we go through bad times, we have a tendency to think, “This is all about me…" How might we fight against this tendency? Based on Job 2, is Job’s torment a result of his sin? Why has God singled him out to Satan? In light of this, is his torment a punishment or an honor? Did Job ever know in his lifetime what caused all this to come upon him? Will we always understand why we suffer?
Exploring boundaries and new horizons, from the "Let's Go" Sermon Series.
Exploring new terrains gives us perspective and unique perspectives. Road trips give us the opportunity for adventure, for learning, for experiencing new environments. Taking adventures gives us the opportunity to see the world from different vantage points and allows us the opportunity to ask questions and see what’s out there. If we aren’t willing to explore and take the risk we might be in danger of repeating the same patterns.
Paul, formerly known as Saul, was a persecutor of the early Christians and the early church. He was opposed to the Jesus movement and tried to end it. However, in a dramatic change of events God uses Paul to do great things. He is one of the most influential characters from the bible who shaped much of Christian history and Christian present. Where is God opening ways we can serve? Sometimes we feel that we’ve done too much wrong for God to use us but God uses Paul, who harmed much of the early disciples of the Lord, to do mighty things. How can you be an instrument for God? Where is God calling you to serve beyond your expectations?