Three Profound Lessons for You to Learn from Job's Wrestling with Long-term Suffering (Job 2-31)

Three Profound Lessons for You to Learn from Job's Wrestling with Long-term Suffering (Job 2-31)



Although Job got resounding victories over Satan both in test number one and in test number two, Job's faith and worship and his obedience were not exactly rewarded.

Job's misery dragged on for months. It dragged on for a long time. And the question we have is "Why did Job's pain continue for months? Since God got the victory at the moment of calamity and Job triumphed by grace throughout this time of testing, why wasn't he restored and healed immediately? Why didn't God just heal Job right away in Job chapter 2 and thereafter take us immediately to the happy ending of Job chapter 42?  The reason can be found in the following two questions:

  1. Is God worthy of worship even in prolonged suffering? 
  2. Is God powerful enough to create a heart that worships and delights and treasures God even in long-term suffering?

These are the two main questions that Job chapters 2-31 and this message are intended to answer. These two main questions were not answered in Job chapters 1 and 2. God, therefore, wanted to use Job chapters 2-31 to answer these two questions.

Let us join Dr. Eby and learn more from him.

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Learn from Job to Worship God in Your Suffering (Part 2)

Learn from Job to Worship God in Your Suffering (Part 2)



Why is it that the wicked often escape suffering? And why is it that the righteous suffer? The book of Job is a timeless book because it deals with these two important questions that many people of God have been asking themselves throughout human history.

The book of Job has been written as part of God's word to help us understand the issue of suffering. This book is designed both to encourage us and to instruct us on how to deal with suffering. 

In this message, we will continue on from where we stopped in Job chapter 2 to explore this aspect.

Please visit Teaching the Treasures website for more messages in this series by Dr. David Eby and for more inspirational messages from the word of God.

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Great Faith in a Merciful God

Great Faith in a Merciful God




Texts: Matthew 15:21–28; Mark 7:24–30

This message is based on an event in the New Testament that happened between Jesus and a Gentile Cyrophenecian woman who broke all protocol and came to Jesus to intercede for the healing of her sick daughter. Jesus commended her for her great faith. 

In this message, we will learn that great faith believes in God, pursues God, Waits on God, Worships God in the waiting,  intercedes for others and receives from God.

Let us listen in greater detail to what pastor Daniel Kisa has to speak to us in this message he has entitled: «Great Faith in a Merciful God»

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Christmas: A Public Demonstration of God's Marvelous Grace Shining in the Darkness of Sinful Humanity!


Christmas does not just introduce us to the baby in the Manger, but it takes us to the beginning of all things and reminds us of what has gone wrong with the world as we see it today. Christmas also brings us to the identity and the ministry of Jesus, and takes us all the way to the consummation of all things and to the return of Jesus Christ, when he restores and establishes everything back to something, even much better than the paradise of Eden.

In the genealogy of Christ in Matthew 2, right in the preamble of the birth of Jesus, you do not only see his coming, but you see his going. You do not only see his being born, but you also see his death on the cross. You do not only see his ministry, but you also see the outcome of what people become as a result of Christ's ministry.

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Will Your Celebration this Season be a "Christmas," an "X-mas" or an "X-mess"?

   

Most people do not celebrate Christmas. Instead, they celebrate an X-mas and end up with an "X-Mess"! Many people are usually increasingly taken up with getting ready for Christmas but they do not express any interest of getting ready for Christ. They hang flashing lights in their houses but live in fearful darkness in their souls! They exchange gifts but never accept God's gift of love that was given to the world on Christmas day.

The sum of the message in this post is that a Christmas without Christ is the vainest of all pagan holidays and no one can truly celebrate Christmas without Christ as his or her Savior. A Christmas that is merely full of hustle and bustle of activity, and mere eating and drinking and rejoicing without Christ is an X-mas: a Christmas without Christ; and an “X-mess”: a total mess!

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Come Down Lord: We Wait for You!

Come Down Lord: We Wait for You!



Now many of us could confidently say we've been waiting for God. But have we been waiting for God the right way? What does it mean when you say you are waiting upon God? Does it mean you are in church 24/7 singing and praying and crying and complaining why God is not coming faster? Doest mean being overzealous and cutting yourself off from the rest of life, and beginning to live in a convent or monastery?

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Fidelity to the Truths vs Maintaining Christian Unity in the Church

Fidelity to the Truths vs Maintaining Christian Unity in the Church


On one hand, we as the people of God have an absolute obligation to maintain our loyalty to the faith as it has been once for all delivered to the saints.  But on the other hand, we are taught in the word of God to show charity, and a spirit of love and grace and toleration and acceptance toward those with whom we disagree: even with whom we disagree about matters taught in Holy Scripture.
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