Church Life

Job’s Faulty Views of Suffering

Job’s friends weren’t the only ones with incorrect views of suffering. Job had his own problems because trials reveal the faulty views of the sufferer. I see at least three in Job 4-14. Death is better than life. (Job 6:8-13) This is the position when trials continue with no end in sight, when health crises are unavoidable, when emotional trauma is unending, when relational

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Trials Reveal Our View of God

As we learn about suffering in the book of Job, we understand that God condemns all three of Job’s friend’s viewpoint on God and suffering. “…the LORD said to Eliphaz the Temanite: ‘My anger burns against you and against your two friends, for you have not spoken of me what is right…’” Job 42:7 Trials reveal faulty views of suffering. No one intentionally embraces

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Reconciling Unhealthy Marriages

From our message titled Resolving Conflict in Your Marriage, Pastor Joel concluded with five “precious remedies” that reconcile unhealthy marriages: (1) active allegiance to God. (James 4:7) When we submit to the temptation of our tongue, our passions, our pride we are declaring our allegiance to the devil!?! That’s not the way we think. We tend to think we made a mistake. When we

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Prayer of Dedication

At our groundbreaking celebration this past Saturday the building committee chairman prayed a dedicatory prayer for the new building: Psalm 37:3-4, Trust in the Lord, and do good; dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness. Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. “Lord, it is the desire of our hearts that from this land, a mighty

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