Sunday Morning Sermon Notes

GOD AT WORK IN YOU ? Job 42:1-6 ¶ Then Job answered the LORD, and said, 2 I know that thou canst do everything, and that no thought can be withholden from thee. 3 Who is he that hideth counsel without knowledge? therefore have I uttered that I understood not; things too wonderful for me, which I knew not. 4 Hear, I beseech thee, and I will speak: I will demand of thee, and declare thou unto me. 5 I have heard of thee by the hearing of the ear: but now mine eye seeth thee. 6 Wherefore I abhor myself, and repent in dust and ashes. *********************************************************************************************************************************************************************************         JOB IN THE HANDS OF SATAN            Chapters  1-3         JOB IN THE HANDS OF MEN               Chapters 4-38         JOB IN THE HANDS OF GOD               Chapters 39-42 ******************************************************************************************************************************************************************************** Joshua, a precocious 2-year-old, watched his mother baking cookies. “Please, may I have one?” he asked hopefully. “Not before supper,” his mother replied. Joshua ran tearfully to his room, then reappeared with this message: “Jesus just told me it’s okay to have a cookie now.” “Jesus didn’t tell me,” his mother retorted. Joshua replied, “You must not have been listening!”                       copied ********************************************************************************************************************************************************************* Philippians 2:12-13 ¶ Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling. 13 For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure. *********************************************************************************************************************************************************************  GOD WORKS IN YOU THRU TIMES OF SUCCESS       Job 1:1-5 ¶ There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job; and that man was perfect and upright, and one that feared God, and eschewed evil. 2 And there were born unto him seven sons and three daughters. 3 His substance also was seven thousand sheep, and three thousand camels, and five hundred yoke of oxen, and five hundred she asses, and a very great household; so that this man was the greatest of all the men of the east. 4 ¶ And his sons went and feasted in their houses, every one his day; and sent and called for their three sisters to eat and to drink with them. 5 And it was so, when the days of their feasting were gone about, that Job sent and sanctified them, and rose up early in the morning, and offered burnt offerings according to the number of them all: for Job said, It may be that my sons have sinned, and cursed God in their hearts. Thus did Job continually.           JOB———–Time of Victory           JOSEPH—–Times of Vision           DANIEL—–Times of Virtue  ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ GOD WORKS IN  YOU IN TIMES OF SORROW     Chapter 1   Job 1:6-9 ¶ Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan came also among them. 7 And the LORD said unto Satan, Whence comest thou? Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it. 8 And the LORD said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil? 9 Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, Doth Job fear God for nought?             His Cattle 14             His Children 18             His Helpers 15   Sorrow can be good for the soul. It can uncover hidden depths in ourselves and in God. Sorrow causes us to think earnestly about ourselves. It makes us ponder our motives, our intentions, our interests. We get to know ourselves as never before. Sorrow also helps us to see God as we’ve never seen Him.  Copied           Times of Testing          trust, trying, difficult         Times of Temptation    lure, enticement, attraction         Times of Trepidation     fear, anxiety, nervousness   O yes, He cares—I know He cares! His heart is touched with my grief; When the days are weary, the long nights dreary, I know my Savior cares. —Graeff   Job 1:20-22 ¶ Then Job arose, and rent his mantle, and shaved his head, and fell down upon the ground, and worshipped, 21 And said, Naked came I out of my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return thither: the LORD gave, and the LORD hath taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD. 22 In all this Job sinned not, nor charged God foolishly. Psalm 34:1 A Psalm of David, when he changed his behaviour before Abimelech; who drove him away, and he departed. I will bless the LORD at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth. “I have heard of You by the hearing of the ear, but now my eye sees You” (Job 42:5). ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ GOD WORKS IN  YOU IN TIME OF SUFFERING   Chapter 2 Job 2:6-10 And the LORD said unto Satan, Behold, he is in thine hand; but save his life. 7 ¶ So went Satan forth from the presence of the LORD, and smote Job with sore boils from the sole of his foot unto his crown. 8 And he took him a potsherd to scrape himself withal; and he sat down among the ashes. 9 Then said his wife unto him, Dost thou still retain thine integrity? curse God, and die. 10 But he said unto her, Thou speakest as one of the foolish women speaketh. What? shall we receive good at the hand of God, and shall we not receive evil? In all this did not Job sin with his lips. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ GOD WORKS IN YOU IN TIMES OF SCORN Chapters 4-38         Accusation, Degradation, Humiliation, Aggravation Job 2:11 ¶ Now when Job’s three friends heard of all this evil that was come upon him, they came every one from his own place; Eliphaz the Temanite, and Bildad the Shuhite, and Zophar the Naamathite: for they had made an appointment together to come to mourn with him and to comfort him.        ELIJAH——-1 Kings 19:9-12 And he came thither unto a cave, and lodged there; and, behold, the word of the LORD came to him, and he said unto him, What doest thou here, Elijah? And he said, I have been very jealous for the LORD God of hosts: for the children of Israel have forsaken thy covenant, thrown down thine altars, and slain thy prophets with the sword; and I, even I only, am left; and they seek my life, to take it away. And he said, Go forth, and stand upon the mount before the LORD. And, behold, the LORD passed by, and a great and strong wind rent the mountains, and brake in pieces the rocks before the LORD; but the LORD was not in the wind: and after the wind an earthquake; but the LORD was not in the earthquake: And after the earthquake a fire; but the LORD was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice. Elijah had listened to Jezebel’s threats and the voice of his own fear, so he fled to a cave to hide. In the cave he was confronted with the overwhelming noise of wind, an earthquake, and fire (1 Kings 19:11-12). Then the cave grew silent and the voice of the Lord—the only sound that mattered—broke through as “a still small voice” (v.12). JOSEPH—— DANIEL—— Joanie Yoder God spoke audibly to Samuel. Today He speaks to us by His Spirit through the Scriptures, other people, and our circumstances. But as a result of neglect and nonstop activity, some of us have become “hard of hearing.” We need a “spiritual hearing aid” like the one in Samuel’s prayer: “Speak, LORD, for your servant hears” (v.9). This humble attitude is a real help for the spiritually hard of hearing.    There is no escape when our Lord speaks. He always comes using His authority and taking hold of our understanding. Has the voice of God come to you directly? If it has, you cannot mistake the intimate insistence with which it has spoken to you. God speaks in the language you know best— not through your ears, but through your circumstances.  Oswald Chambers ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ GOD WORKS IN YOU IN TIMES OF STEPS, STOPS, and STAGES         Romans 8:18         Romans 8:22         Romans 8:26         Romans 8:28 Ro 8:22 For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now. Ro 8:26 Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. Ro 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. ******************************************************************************************************************************************************************************** Job 42:5 I have heard of thee by the hearing of the ear: but now mine eye seeth thee. THRU SUCCESS THRU SORROW THRU SUFFERIN THRU SCORN THRU SUBMISSION