Monthly Archives: October 2012

and then God said…

God finally answers Job, showing up in mighty fashion. It may not have been the answer Job was looking for or hoping for, though. It goes on for four chapters – Job 38-42. Rather than give answers, God asks questions: … Continue reading

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sire of sorrow

Last week rather than a traditional sermon we had a dialogue between Job and his friends. Job’s friends show up and try to offer comfort and explanations for why he’s suffering. We’ve all been there–both as the friend, and as … Continue reading

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There once was a man named Job

For a complete change of pace, following the season of creation, we jumped into the book of Job. This first week we just dealt with the prologue, the part that sets up the story. In some ways it’s the most … Continue reading

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God’s mountain

  We finished the season of creation a couple of weeks ago at Bethany with a beautiful text from Isaiah. Isaiah describes God’s vision for us, and sets it all on a mountain. Out here in the northwest, we know … Continue reading

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