Sermon Archives: Job Sermons

What does it mean to be a suffering servant? Is this a book that merely teaches us about suffering and the Christian life?

The Saga of Job: The Search for the Illusive Wisdom (Job 28)

Dec 6, 2015

The Saga of Job: The Search for the Illusive Wisdom Scripture: Job 28 Preacher: Rev. David Inks Sermon Outline Introduction I. The Story of Job II. Heaven’s Classroom Conflict Spills Out on Earth III. God’s Wisdom Located in Job’s Suffering and Righteousness IV. Graduating from Job to Jesus V. So, Where’s Wisdom? Conclusion Book of […]

The Forerunner Finishes: God’s Aseity and Sovereignty (Job 35:1-5, 36, 37:1-13)

Nov 29, 2015

Scripture: Job 35:1-5, 36, 37:1-13 Preacher: Rev. David Inks Sermon Outline Introduction I. God’s Aseity 35 A. Job’s Questions 1-4 B. God’s Aseity 5-8 C. God Unaffected 9-16 II. God’s Sovereignty (majesty and mystery) 36-37 A. Defense of God’s Righteousness 1-4 B. God’s scrambled Providence headed to clear cut end 5-21 C. God knows when […]

Elihu, the Forerunner (Job 32-34)

Nov 26, 2015

Scripture: Job 32-34 Preacher: Rev. David Inks Sermon Outline Introduction 32 I. Elihu Part 1: Law and Gospel 33 1-7 Prepares the audience 8-13 Job’s claim and complaints (stocks and silence) 14-30 God’s Two-Fold Speech 15-18 Law – preventative 19-28 Gospel – restorative 29-30 From darkness to light of life (Moses and Christ anticipated) Job’s […]

Searching and Waiting for Wisdom (Ephesians 3:4-10, Job 28)

Nov 17, 2015

Scripture: Ephesians 3:4-10, Job 28 Preacher: Rev. David Inks Sermon Outline Introduction, I. A place for precious metals 1-11 II. Precious Wisdom 12-19 III. Man can’t find 20-22 IV. But God knows her place 23-27 V. God gives her to man 28 A. Much mystery remains B. God gives wisdom C. Wisdom’s Wait Conclusion Ephesians […]

Job’s Covenant Contract Inked (Job 31)

Nov 8, 2015

Scripture: Job 31 Preacher: Rev. David Inks Sermon Outline Introduction, I. Covenant Fidelity 1-4; 37-40 II. 1st Series of Oaths of Self-Maldiction 5-22(23) III. 2nd Series of Oaths of Self-Maldiction 24-34 IV. Signature of Authenticity 35-36 V. Significance of Righteousness Conclusion Job 31 (ESV) 1 “I have made a covenant with my eyes; how then […]

Job, the Rock of Fire Tested Righteousness (Job 25, 26:1-3, 27:1-6)

Oct 25, 2015

Scripture: Job 25, 26:1-3, 27:1-6 Preacher: Rev. David Inks Sermon Outline Introduction, I. Bildad’s Last Arrow 25 II. Job’s “Appreciation” 26:1-3 III. Job’s Indefatigable Righteousness 27:1-6 Conclusion Job 25 (ESV) 1 Then Bildad the Shuhite answered and said: 2 “Dominion and fear are with God; he makes peace in his high heaven. 3 Is there […]

Wrestling from Silver to Gold (Revelation 12:17-13:4, Job 40:6-42:6)

Oct 11, 2015

Scripture: Revelation 12:17-13:4, Job 40:6-42:6 Preacher: Rev. David Inks Sermon Outline Introduction, I. The Challenge to the Critic 40:6-14 II. Creatures of the Chaos 40:15-41:34 III. Confession of the Contrite 42:1-6 Conclusion Revelation 12:17-13:4 (ESV) 17 Then the dragon became furious with the woman and went off to make war on the rest of her […]

Wrestling With Wisdom (Job 38:1-40:5)

Oct 7, 2015

Scripture: Job 38:1-40:5 Preacher: Rev. David Inks Sermon Outline Introduction, I. The Challenge 38:1-3 II. The Contest 38:4-39:41 III. The 1st Fall 40:1-2 IV. The Lesson 40:3-5 Conclusion Job 38:1-40:5 (ESV) Job 38 1 Then the Lord answered Job out of the whirlwind and said: 2 “Who is this that darkens counsel by words without […]

Your Worst Life Now (Job 3)

Sep 28, 2015

Scripture: Job 3 Preacher: Rev. David Inks Sermon Outline Introduction, I. Imprecation 1-10 II. Lamentation 11-23 A. Why didn’t i die then? 11-19 B. Why continue now? 20-23 III. 3 Reasons for his words 24-26 Conclusion Job 3 (ESV) 1 After this Job opened his mouth and cursed the day of his birth. 2 And […]

Suffering and Glory in Job (1 Peter 1:10-12, 1 Peter 5:8-11, Job 2:7-13, 42:7-17)

Sep 20, 2015

Scripture: 1 Peter 1:10-12, 1 Peter 5:8-11, Job 2:7-13, 42:7-17 Preacher: Rev. David Inks Sermon Outline Introduction, I. Suffering II. Glory Conclusion 1 Peter 1:10-12 (ESV) 10 Concerning this salvation, the prophets who prophesied about the grace that was to be yours searched and inquired carefully, 11 inquiring what person or time the Spirit of […]

Stripped to the Core (Job 2:1-10)

Sep 13, 2015

Scripture: Job 2:1-10 Preacher: Rev. David Inks Sermon Outline Introduction, I. Dispute with Satan 1-6 II. Devastating Sickness 7-8 III. Derelict Spouse 9-10 Conclusion Job 2:1-10 (ESV) 2 Again there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan also came among them to present himself before […]

Love God and Use Things OR Use God and Love Things (Job 1)

Sep 6, 2015

Scripture: Job 1 Preacher: Rev. David Inks Sermon Outline Introduction, I. Integrity Displayed 1-5 II. Integrity Disputed 6-12 III. Integrity Despoiled 13-19 IV. Integrity Demonstrated 20-22 Conclusion Job 1 (ESV) 1 There was a man in the land of Uz whose name was Job, and that man was blameless and upright, one who feared God […]

The Ordeal Warrior Tried Again (Job 2:1-13)

Jun 29, 2008

The time for the sons of man to appear before the living God takes place once again in time. Satan wants to bring more accusations against Job regarding his allegiance to Yahweh. Will Job stand up to this next series of tests? Will the Lord be able to uphold His servant? Is the Lord sovereign […]

The Epilogue

Nov 23, 2007

Job desired to be vindicated by the Lord before the people. This happens showing the heavenly wisdom of suffering to glory as Job is the prophetic presentation of our lives hidden in Christ.

The Champion's Wise Concession

Nov 23, 2007

Job concedes that he is not gilgamesh and can only have wisdom by submitting to the heavenly Lord. This forcasts the greater victory that comes in the superior suffering warrior, but Job attests to the folly of challenging the Most High because His servant people will prevail in His strength.

The Plaintiff's Alternative Challenge

Nov 23, 2007

Job has expressed his desire to battle with God and enter into his courts. In the previous section he conceded that he is no match for God. SO God puts forth an earthly wariror for Job to battle.

The Majestic Plaintiff Speaks

Nov 23, 2007

Job's wish is finally granted. The Most High answers Job. However, Yahweh never gives a defense for what He has done with Job, but only appeals to His Sovereign Reign over the universe. This sets the stage and drama to see the heavenly wisdom unfolds not merely for the first creation that is maintained, but […]

Elihu Continues: The Wisdom of a Suffering Victory

Nov 23, 2007

The apostle Paul taunts the wise of the world and the informed Jew to challenge his understanding of wisdom. Here already in wisdom literature we hear a pre-pauline apostle/prophet who speaks of taking the things of this age in light of the age to come. The suffering of this age is light compared to the […]

Job, A Man Before the Sovereign Lord

Nov 23, 2007

Elihu makes clear to Job that if Job was a ruler he would understand that he is putting his rule over the Lord's. Rather, Job needs to submit and rest in the eternal plan of God suffering unto Glory.

God's Consistent Justice

Nov 23, 2007

Rev Lindemulder looks at Job 34 in light of the context of Elihu's speech. It seems that Elihu is speaking of a delayed justice of God that the rightoues are not immediately vindicated before man while the wicked are not immediately judged. He points out that this is a future reality that will happen. It […]

Suffering in Light of the Angel Redeemer

Nov 23, 2007

Rev Lindemulder goes through the argument of Elihu. Here is the first speech that understands suffering in light of a post fall context that suffering accomplishes the redemptive purposes of God to show his conquering of the serpent as His people are brought into the kingdom of suffering unto Glory throught the promised angel who […]

Elihu's Apologetic Speech (Job 32)

Nov 23, 2007

Rev Lindemulder lays out the speech of this counselor who has listened to the dialogue. This counselor is tied to the identity of Abraham in his genealogy and even found in the lineage of Abraham. Here is the introduction of the theology of suffering in light of the covenant of grace.

Job's Closing Argument (Job 31)

Nov 23, 2007

Rev Lindemulder lays out the argument of Job 31:1-40. Here Job concludes as the ordeal warrior asking God to give him his badge of honor. Job fails to comprehend the nature of the coming Messiah and that it is only Christ who can consistently take these words upon Himself. If you would like to listen […]

The Lamenting Champion (Job 30)

Nov 23, 2007

Rev Lindemulder lays out the lament of Job argueing that he is taking the words of Psalm 22 upon himself. Job thinks that he is unjustly humiliated without realizing the bigger battle and picture. If you would like to listen to previous sermons please go to www.fresnourc.org and utilize our sermon archive.

Job Begins the Trial: Job 29:1-25

Nov 23, 2007

Rev. Lindemulder lays out the implications of this chapter as Job initiates the trial with God desiring to enter into the presence of the most high as Job argues the case for His innocence.

A Superior Wisdom: Job 28:1-28

Nov 23, 2007

Job states the marvel of man's technological advancements, but in all these advancements man still cannot find true heavenly wisdom.

Job's Integrity Oath (Job 27:1-23)

Nov 23, 2007

Job swears an oath of integrity before the counselors, and gives them a warning of the coming judgment as they are not informed by heavenly wisdom. Ths chapter lays out the beauty of the two comings of Christ as we find ourselves in this situation today.

God's Unrestrained Majesty (Job 26:1-14)

Nov 23, 2007

Job makes clear that Bildad and the counselors do not grasp the sovereign reign of the All Mighty God or El Gibbor (Warrior God) who does all things by His wisdom.

Bildad's Rebuttal (Job 25:1-6)

Nov 23, 2007

Bildad attempts to answer Job's challenge raised in chapter 24. However, Bildad ironically forcassts the serpent's defeat rather than refuting Job's case.

Job's Theodicy Commentary: Why does God work the way he does? (Job 24:1-25)

Nov 21, 2007

Job responds to the counselors explaining to them that the universe is not as black and white as they present it. There are people in the world who are wicked, but they get away with their wickedness.

Job Searches for God (Job 23:1-17)

Nov 21, 2007

Satan challenges the credibility of the new man. Yahweh points Satan to Job, the man who is righteous and upright. Satan thinks that Job only loves God because of the wealth that God has given him. God has found Job, and Satan has found Job. However, Job cannot find God. Does Job's redeemer live? Job […]

Eliphaz's Appeal to Job (Job 22:1-30)

Nov 21, 2007

Eliphaz calls Job to reconsider his statement of innocence. It is time for Job to admit his guilt and inferiority before the Lord. Will Job stumble? Will he accept the sovereign will of the Lord of projecting the righteous sufferer?

The Wicked Prosper (Job 21:1-34)

Nov 21, 2007

Job responds to the claim that he suffers because he is wicked. Job reminds these counselors that he suffers and faces death. There is hardship that he bears and all the counselors can do is accuse him. Job's problem is not with man, but with the way that God treats the righteous. So why do […]

Zophar's Commentary (Job 20:1-29)

Nov 21, 2007

Zophar does not allow Job to rest in the assurance that his redeemer lives. Zophar makes his case that the wicked suffer in this age because of what they have done. There is truth in what Zophar states, but once more we see how the counselors miss their ethic in this age of sojourn.

The Humble Redeemer (Job 19:7-29)

Nov 21, 2007

Job states, "For I know that my redeemer lives." This is a very key passage for this is the place where Job cries out for justice the only hope that he has is that his redeemer lives. Job longs to have his words recorded in stone, but there is something greater that is unfolding: Job […]

Insulting Counselors (Job 19:1-6)

Nov 21, 2007

Job is willing to concede the argument of the counselors to advance his argument in chapter 19. The counselors have not pointed the eyes of this suffering saint to his heavenly call or the victory of the Messianic warrior. There is no concept that this man might be broadcasting the victory of the Lord against […]

Bildad's Exhortation (Job 18:1-22)

Nov 21, 2007

Job does not answer the questions or make his case with satisfaction because Bildad is compelled to speak against Job once again. Does Job really think that he knows more than these counselors? Job can appeal to his past, but in reality a tree may seem healthy above the earth, but in reality its roots […]

Job's Lament (Job 17:1-16)

Nov 21, 2007

Job continues with the speech where we left off regarding his suffering in this age. There is the issue of the going down into the pangs of hell itself. This man wants to go down to the pit, but when will this suffering end? When will this man find his relief? Could this be the […]

The Righteous Wisdom (Job 16:1-22)

Nov 21, 2007

The counselors have attacked Job. They have accused him of sinning in such a way that he deserves this suffering. Job discloses the essence of the gospel in this passage. He reveals the great mystery that the counselors fail to see.

The Wicked Man's Fate (Job 15:17-35)

Nov 21, 2007

Eliphaz continues with his speech. The point of this speech is to make clear that the people who suffer and struggle do so because of what they have done. The authority to which Eliphaz appeals is the authority of the wise men that he has seen in history agree with him. Thus, the argument then […]

Ironic Wisdom (Job 15:1-16)

Nov 21, 2007

The counselors take their second shot at Job. Eliphaz takes his chance to challenge Job to understand and heed the wisdom that is before them. Eliphaz wants Job to answer the question: Do you really think that you are wiser than the aged? Do you really think that you have a wisdom that we do […]

Resurrection Vindication (Job 14:1-22)

Nov 21, 2007

Job hopes like the tree and the other things in this age: the sprouting of new life. There is the cutting down, but then there is the springing to life. When will this happen to Job?

Job's Risky Proposal(Job 13:13-28)

Nov 18, 2007

Job is making the case that he wants to meet with God. Job is so confident of his righteousness that he is willing to enter into a covenant with God. He is challenging God to an ordeal battle like Jacob. Job is sure that his righteousness is so great that God would concede that Job […]

Job's Challenge(Job 13:1-12)

Nov 18, 2007

Job knows that there is nothing that he has done that is wrong. He is confident that if he could merely meet with God his case would be won.

A Mighty Suzereign (Job 12:13-25)

Nov 18, 2007

This is the next sermon that I can find in the series that we still have recorded. Here Job continues with the declaration of the sovereign power of God as Job knows that it is God who has done this, but the reason for this struggle is still unknown.

Job's Lawsuit Concludes (Job 10:1-22)

Nov 18, 2007

This is the conclusion of the speech. Job goes back to the request that he made in chapter 4 of why did the Lord continue to allow him to exist? Now there is the rehearsal of what job would say if he was granted the privilege of entering into the presence of God to debate […]

Job's Lawsuit Continues (Job 9:20-34)

Nov 18, 2007

Job continues with the claim that he wants to dialogue with God. There is a problem that Job faces: God is superior and not a creature. This means that Job is no match for the mighty warrior that resides in heaven. This is the beginning where Job speculates about fighting a lesser being in the […]

Job Replies (Job 9:1-19)

Nov 18, 2007

Job responds with the recollection of the intimidation of coming before the Lord. The Lord is the one who continues to reign in power. How is this lowly man going to contend with the almighty Lord over Heaven and Earth? This is where Job desires to enter into the legal courts of the Lord.

Bildad's Speech (Job 8:1-22)

Nov 18, 2007

Bildad responds to Job’s speech making the case again that Job does not understand the justice of God. We notice in this speech again that Bildad does not see the way that the wisdom of God functions in the covenant of Grace.

Job Questions the Wisdom of the Presiding Judge (Job 7:1-21)

Nov 18, 2007

Job questions the wisdom of God for watching man with such scrutiny. Why doesn’t God just leave Job alone so that Job can die? However, the wisdom of God is manifested in this suffering warrior as Yahweh broadcasts His victory through this historical figure in covenant history.