We continue to look at Job, but take a look at the application of Job by looking at Psalm 22. Martyn Owens – Psalm 22
We continue looking at the speech of Eliphaz. What we find is a man who thinks that he can help Job with all his wisdom, which is nothing but a worldly wisdom. Yet his words are quite empty as they are not true reflections of either reality or the situation and character of Job himself.…
There is no doubt about it: Job had terrible comforters for friends. We look here at their theology, and how it came from accepted wisdom and tradition rather than from the revelation of God. Martyn Owens – Job
What strikes us as we read Job is the terrible onslaught of Job’s comforters! As we look at this closer, we find that they are suffering from an almost-right theology that leads them to their wrong conclusions. Martyn Owens – Job
In chapter 3 we find a terrible and heart-wrenching lament finally tear itself out of Job’s lips. He cannot hold back any longer and expresses his grief and frustration, wishing that he had never been born. Martyn Owens – Job 3
We continue to look at the narrative of Job’s life, where he is visited by his friends. Martyn Owens – Job 3
The whole discussion between Job and his friends is kicked off by the great sufferings of Job. We continue to delve into Job by examining this. Martyn Owens – Job 7
2 Peter is a letter of encouragement to a suffering church. Peter encourages this church in its weakness to grow in their walk with the Lord, and comforts them with the knowledge that God is with them. 14th October 2018 PM – Martyn Owens 2 Peter 1 Download
In the midst of Christian suffering, there is an outstanding opportunity for the incontrovertible showing of the grace of God to all around. We resume Peter’s letter to a church on the brink of a fiery trial.
In the face of a terrible storm of persecution that was coming over the Philippian church, Peter asks the church to rejoice! How are we to understand this seemingly incongruous advice?