The Cry of Job

13 February, 2021 Ps Michael Sim

Scripture: Job 3:1-26

Believe in God, or Believe God?

Let's learn from chapter 3, through Job's life as we read his own curses and struggled with why.

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The Companions of Job

6 February, 2021 Ps Michael Sim

Scripture: Job 2:11-13

Can we identify ourselves in any of the three friends of Job?

  1. Eliphaz: his counsel is based on experience
  2. Bildad: his counsel is based on tradition
  3. Zophar: his counsel is based on pragmatism

What counsel do we give to friends who is going through suffering?

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The Challenge: Job's Second Test

30 January, 2021 Ps Michael Sim

Scripture: Job 2:1-10

We look at Job's second challenge and his response and his commitment to God.

The second test also causes many to question about pain and suffering:

  1. Does God put people into Satan's hand?
  2. Why did God ever allowed evil?
  3. For what purpose is pain and suffering?
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The Challenge: Job's First Test

23 January, 2021 Ps Michael Sim

Scripture: Job 1:6-22

We look at Job's first challenge and his response and his commitment to God.

The story of Job asks us to reflect: For what reason do you love God?

  1. Do we purely love God for God and because He first loved us?
  2. Do we love God because of the benefits and blessings that come from loving God?
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Job the Man of God

16 January, 2021 Ps Michael Sim

Scripture: Job 1:1-5

Who is like Job, God asked?

Job the Man of God

  1. The person of Job: He lived with Godly character (1:1)
  2. The purity of Job: He feared God (1:1)
  3. The posterity of Job: He was blessed by God (1:2-3)
  4. The piety of Job: He honoured God (1:4-5)
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The Book of Job and His message

9 January, 2021 Ps Michael Sim

Scripture: book of Job 

What is the genre of the book of Job?

And what is the message about the book of Job?

  1. The nature of God
  2. The nature of suffering
  3. The nature of friends
  4. The nature of criticism
  5. The nature of self
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Picking Up the Pieces

2 January, 2021 Ps Michael Sim

Scripture: Revelation 21:5 - He who was seated on the throne said, "I am making everything new!" Then he said, "Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true." 

Couple of steps to picking up the pieces:

  1. Remember to remember God
  2. Remember the grieving process
  3. Denial
  4. Anger
  5. Bargain
  6. Depression
  7. Acceptance
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