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Job 31-33

Written by Andy Pisciotti | February 28, 2010 | Job 31 - 33

Job 31-33
So Elihu, the son of Barachel the Buzite, answered and said:

“I am young in years, and you are very old;
Therefore I was afraid,
And dared not declare my opinion to you.
7 I said, ‘Age should speak,
And multitude of years should teach wisdom.’
8 But there is a spirit in man,
And the breath of the Almighty gives …

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Job 28-30

Written by Maegan Stout | February 27, 2010 | Job 28 - 30

Job is one of the scariest books of the Bible. I constantly find myself comparing it against my own wisdom and theology, my gut reactions to reading it show me my heart. It forces me to ask and answer questions of why I follow God - do I seek Him because He blesses me, or because He is true? Do I delight to know Him simply for the pleasure of …

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Job 25-27

Posted by Jeremy Sexton | February 26, 2010 | Job 25 - 27 | Vimeo Link

Just thought we’d switch it up and do a little video action today. Enjoy!

Transcript:

Well, hey guys, how’s it goin? I’m Pastor Jeremy. I’m the Media Pastor here at National Community Church and today I’m on blog duty for FromGardentoCity.com. And I figured I’m just as comfortable in front of the camera as I am behind it, why not do a little video blog?

I’ve gotta be honest though. …

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Job 22-24

Written by Dave Schmidgall | February 25, 2010 | Job 22 - 24

When you’re in the thick of it; when you’re in the throws of a mind-bending decision or a painful circumstance that seems to have thrown your life off-kilter, how many wished people would refrain from giving you the Christian gift-package wrapped in cliches in an attempt to console you?  “You need to pray harder.”  “You’ll just have to dig deep and persevere.”  I love this one:  ”God’s just working on …

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Job 19-21

Written by Ross Middleton | February 24, 2010 | Job 19 - 21

Job is one of the most remarkable people in scripture for many reasons, but here’s one. Few people in history go through what he went through in terms of suffering while on the earth and even fewer have the type of attitude that Job had.

Job 19:23-24 says,

23"Oh that my words were written!
  Oh that they were inscribed in a book!
24Oh that with …

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Job 16-18

Written by Andy Pisciotti | February 23, 2010 | Job 16 - 18

As I am reading through the book of Job I find myself challenged in many ways. One particular situation has obviously become illuminated in my mind, suffering. Suffering is followed by so many questions that have been pondered and debated for many years as to why, who causes suffering, and how should we deal with it. Now, here is a disclaimer: I am not omniscient and do not have this …

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Discipline vs. Desire

Written by Heather Zempel | February 22, 2010 |

One of the points that struck me the most from this past weekend’s sermon was the distinction between reading the Scripture out of discipline versus reading the Bible out of desire. I’ve definitely experienced both. The idea that we read out of discipline and that discipline eventually leads to desire resonated very strongly with me. Over the course of this Bible reading challenge, you will experience both. During seasons of …

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Job 13-15

Written by Chris Jarrell | February 22, 2010 | Job 13 - 15

So often when I look at Job, I try to to place myself in his shoes.  I ask myself what my reaction would be.  I can only imagine the deep despair, the sorrow, the cries from his deep soul.  How would I ask react to such loss in my life.  How would view myself, God and those around me?  I think human tendency is find some one to place blame …

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Job 10-12

Written by Andy Pisciotti | February 21, 2010 | Job 10 - 12

It’s ok to ask God questions. It’s ok to express your frustrations and concerns to Him about the events and circumstances of your life. We have a limited view of God if we view our lives apart from God’s greater story that surrounds and involves all of creation. Job doesn’t understand why the things that are happening to him are happening. God has given him all that he has—his family, …

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Job 7-9

Written by Andy Pisciotti | February 20, 2010 | Job 7 - 9

It is fascinating to watch the way in which Job handles the testing and affliction.  We get a window into his heart and soul, and through the writing of this book, we are allowed to see all of the wrestling that he goes through as he encounters trouble.  What is interesting to observe specifically is how he progresses throughout the chapters.  In the first few, we read that he did …

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