Pleasing God, Making Disciples of Jesus Christ

Old Testament

Bildad: His First Speech

This Lord’s Day, the second friend of Job speaks to him – Bildad. In his words, we find a self-righteous and cruel friend who models for us how not to counsel fellow believers who are suffering. Though Bildad will speak some truth, he does so without love and instead of helping his friend, he deepens his pain with his cruel and insensitive counsel.

The Preventing Grace of God

GENESIS 20:1–6 – From there Abraham journeyed toward the territory of the Negeb and lived between Kadesh and Shur; and he sojourned in Gerar. And Abraham said of Sarah his wife, “She is my sister.” And Abimelech king of Gerar sent and took Sarah. But God came to Abimelech in a dream by night and said to him, “Behold, you are a…

Job’s First Response to Eliphaz: An Open Book Life

This Lord’s Day, we continue with part two of Job’s response to the counsel from his friend Eliphaz. In it, we will hear a suffering child of God brutally honest and transparent in prayer before his God. It is a wonderful picture of our close we are to be to God as revealed in the qualities and authenticity of our prayers.