Sermons brought to you from Fairview Baptist Church, Calgary, Alberta
Understanding (Social) Justice20/09/2020
In this introduction to justice we consider what is \"social justice\" and how it compares to biblical or true justice. We see that much of what is promoted as \"justice\" today is partiality and unjust. We must understand that justice cannot be separated from righteousness, God, God\'s law, and Jesus Christ.
Our Message and Our Ministry13/09/2020
The world offers a number of solutions to the problem of reconciliation today, but cannot provide one that offers any real change and doesn\'t end in greater turmoil and abuse. This is where the message of reconciliation in Jesus Christ stands alone as the only answer to every problem. How can man be restored to God? Exclusively by what God has done in the death of Christ. Not only is this the greatest message known to man, but it is also the message and ministry of every Christian who stands as a new creature, reconciled to God themselves. As ambassadors of God, the church is tasked and privileged with sounding this call to a desperate world in need of restoration with their Creator, \"be reconciled to God\" (2 Cor 5:20).
He Will Hold You Fast06/09/2020
Ben Hopman preaches from 1 Thessalonians 3:1-10.
God of the Storm30/08/2020
Elihu gives us his final words. They foreshadow God\'s words to Job and Job\'s response to God. God\'s justice cannot be questioned. The trials and storms of life are gifts of love to his people. May we see that in this text that drives us to see God has high and exalted.
Don’t Waste Your Affliction23/08/2020
Elihu instructs Job on God\'s instruction through the difficulties of suffering and pain. This is an important reminder for us to not waste the trials God sends our way but to strive for the holiness God is working in us through affliction.
Elihu continues to answer Job and give a defense of God\'s justice. However, Elihu, like the other friends, overlook grace and how integral it is to how God relates to his people--even in suffering. May we never forget God\'s grace when facing adversity and trial.
Defending God against Questions of Justice09/08/2020
Elihu responds to Job\'s questions in defense of God. Job has questioned God\'s justice as he suffers. He cannot understand why God has brought this great calamity upon him. Elihu burns with anger as he desires to see God and his justice defended and exonerated. So Elihu takes up this task to explain why Job suffers. This helps us to think through this most profound issue of suffering and the justice of God.
The Discipline of Suffering02/08/2020
Elihu seeks to teach Job why God has brought such suffering in his life--for discipline. Elihu contends that God is not treating him as an enemy, but rather he is treating him as a son. Through Elihu we\'re reminded that God does indeed use suffering to discipline his children. Through this God imparts holiness and draws us to look to Christ. May we grow in holiness and in treasuring Christ!
Learning Zeal from Elihu26/07/2020
Elihu bursts onto the scene in Job. We get an introduction on who he is and we consider his zealous passion and defense of God. In his zeal we are rebuked and consider reasons that keep us silent rather than being bold in the defense and proclamation of our great God and his truth.
Giving an Account to God19/07/2020
Job utters his last words before God speaks. In his final words Job gives an account of his actions to God. He is ready to face God and his justice. We learn a valuable lesson here since we must all give an account before God. Will we be bold like Job? Will we shrink back in shame? Will our hypocrisy be made known? May God use this chapter to prepare us to face God.