Palmer St. Podcast: A Happy Ending

 

In a sense, God writes the ending of every story.  This is uniquely significant in the story of Job.

Job 38-42.mp3

 Job 38-42.pdf

Job 38-42.pptx

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Palmer St. Podcast: Finding Wisdom

 

What is the essential thing we need that will allow us to look back on a life well-lived?  The bottom-line answer the Bible gives is, “Wisdom.”

 Job 28.mp3

Job 28.pdf

Job 28.pptx

Palmer St. Podcast: My Redeemer Lives

The deepest depths of despair can be the times when we see our hope more clearly.  Our passage today will focus on what may be Job’s most triumphant expression of faith.

 

Job 19:23-29.mp3

Job 19.23-29.pdf

Job 19.23-29.pptx

Palmer St. Podcast: A Deepening Relationship

 

The greater our difficulties become, the more deeply God asks us to trust him.  Deeper trust grows out of a deepening relationship with God.

Job 9-13.mp3

Job 9-13.pdf

Job 9-13.pptx

Palmer St. Podcast: God Is Sovereign (Caid Ferguson)

God is sovereign, even when we—or loved ones— go through horrible things; rest in the hope of His redemption.

 

Job 4-7.mp3 (Caid Ferguson)

Job 4-7.pdf

Job 4-7.pptx

Palmer St. Podcast: When God Hides

The Book of Job confronts problems that we may not want to think about:

  • The Problem of Evil
  • The Problem of Suffering
  • The Problem of the Silence of God

Any Christian who masters the Book of Job goes a long way toward ensuring success in the Christian life.

Job 1-2.mp3

Job 1-2.pdf

Job 1-2.pptx

Every Trial Has Its Limits

This evening at Horizon Central in our series 66 Books, we’re looking at the book of Job.  Going through the book verse-by-verse can be a long, arduous process – almost a verbal version of Job’s actual trials.  It is also, however, a book with the happiest of all endings and that’s where the big lesson is.  James sums it up well for us in the New Testament:

Indeed we count them blessed who endure. You have heard of the perseverance of Job and seen the end intended by the Lord-that the Lord is very compassionate and merciful.” – James 5:11 (NKJV)

Every trial has its limits.  Every temptation has its way out.  Every difficulty has an “end intended by the Lord,” through which He will reveal His very compassionate and merciful character.

No temptation [trial, test] has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted [tested, tried] beyond what you are able, but with the temptation [trial, test] will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it.” – 1 Corinthians 10:13 (NKJV)

Job also gives us an insight into the character and nature of Satan – which is just the opposite of God’s.  He was only interested in destroying Job.  His goal was to harm him, hurt him, make his life miserable, so that Job would give up, give in and ultimately reject God Himself.

This same cosmic struggle is played out each time we face a trial or temptation.  Every such moment is a moment of truth, in which we have the chance to succumb to the enemy’s wishes or trust God with all of our heart.  In submitting to the Lord’s will and waiting upon Him, we actually hand the devil one more crushing defeat.