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"Be A Godly Comforter" from Job 5:1-27

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In the book of Job, we will learn about suffering that we ourselves encountered. We have our own suffering that God has given.

Never blame someone who has trials in their life. But, comfort them with love. Suffering started from Adam and Eve when they commit sin upon eating the Fruit of the Spirit.

Job friends' blame him that he has committed sin because the sufferings that he encountered.

Every trials that God has given has a purpose, it determines how faithful you are to Him by trusting God. If you have sin you should go in the presence of God, humble yourself and repent.

But on this book it says that Job has not done anything wrong yet God gave him suffering.
If you have God in your life, you should have joy in the trials. God is there for us in all trials, that's how mighty God is if you have faith.

We should be a comforter.


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"God Works That We Don't Understand" from Job 4:1-21

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Talks about Punishment. God is with Job and He has a plan in the life of Job. Never lose hope.
The first point, we have to hold on and second point - God is just.

Eliphaz, one of the friends of Job. Job also sacrifice for his children. Sometimes were discourage to the things around us, just like Job, and he wants to die. God works in us in every situation of our lives.
Dismayed means frustrated.

We should not be like Eliphaz. God disciplined Job to his trust and faith in Him.

Psalm 145:14 The LORD upholds all who fall
and lifts up all who are bowed down.

1 Thessalonians 5:14 And we urge you, brothers and sisters, warn those who are idle and disruptive, encourage the disheartened, help the weak, be patient with everyone.

Hebrews 12:12 Therefore, strengthen your feeble arms and weak knees.
If you sow wickedness, you will reap wickedness. If you marry, you will surely experience suffering. Job although he is good in the eyes of the Lord, but he also suffer. It is not true that if …

"Be Honest To God" from Job 3:1-26

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The first point; God is righteous even trials.
Second point; stay committed even in trials.

As believers, we are like Sponge sometimes absorbing the word of God, but once trials come squeezing the water, it will flow.

And as you can see, All the possessions of Job have gone astray.

But Job did not cursed God. In verse 1-10, Job was complaining his birth. Didn't we ask sometimes to ourselves, that you wish you were not born? Just like Job? Maybe your answer is Yes! Because we all know how painful to live in this world.

If you experiencing problem in life, you feel the darkness of it. God gave us sickness once a year, gave us poverty once in our life and gave us grace by His love instead of judging us more. And that's how we should be thankful. Know that God is our light.

Psalm 23:4 Even though I walk
through the darkest valley,[a]
I will fear no evil,
for you are with me;
your rod and your staff,
they comfort me.

Leviathan means a picture of the devil. Why did God allow th…

"Be Used By God" from Acts 4:13-22

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The book of Luke and Acts are written by Luke. And he is used by God as well as all the other disciples. So if you're used by God, don't think of your background. But willingly used by Him to serve Him.

1st pt. in verse 13-17, We have to be courageous and 2nd pt. in verse 18-22, God is our strength and help. Peter and John are courageous to be used by God, and they proclaimed Jesus as the Messiah.

Every word in the Bible will surely happen. Don't hesitate if you have no degree, because just like the disciples they were fisherman's but now became apostles proclaiming the good news to the people.

The key to be used by God, is to really spend time with Jesus. Meaning to spend time with His word and that's the secret. The Bible said, God choose the foolish to shame the wise and choose the weak to sham the strong.

When it comes to being used by God, do not boast what you did. Christians like Jesus, needs His mind not your own mind. Absorb Jesus nature of what His life w…