How can we make sense of hardship, suffering, and situations beyond our understanding? Even though they may not seem like it at the time, trials can be gifts–they allow us to truly trust God and lean on him.
We can look to Job in the Bible for an example of how to trust God in the midst of difficult circumstances. As Job’s story reminds us, on the other side of the trials we face is a life we could never have imagined–and a life only possible through God.
Senior Pastor Marty Grubbs leads us in exploring the book of Job through our series, Unwavering, which reminds us of God’s faithfulness and goodness in every circumstance.
Senior Pastor Marty Grubbs wrapped up the Unwavering series with the beautiful truth of restoration in Job’s life. Job lost everything in his life – his children, his wealth, his health, and his righteousness was called into question by friends. Job’s spirit was beaten down. God spoke to Job, fir...
"Senior Pastor Marty Grubbs continued teaching in our Unwavering series where he looked at God’s response to Job. Advice, blame, pity, compassion and more had been offered to Job by his wife and friends, but Job was still in pain and questioning his suffering—its cause and purpose. Job was consum...
How Can We Trust God When Life is Going Wrong?
Executive Pastor Terry Feix continued teaching in the book of Job, looking at chapters 36 and 37 where Elihu takes the focus that has been on Job and what could be causing his current trouble, and turns it to God. Elihu doesn’t blame God, but he reminds Job that God is consistently two things: Go...
The Young and Restless
Senior Pastor Marty Grubbs continued through the book of Job in the Unwavering series. A new voice joins Job, Elihu, son of Barakel the Buzit. Elihu was younger than Job’s friends who had shared their advice and admonitions. He had waited until now to speak out of respect, showing humility. His m...
The Defense Rests
Senior Pastor Marty Grubbs continued through the book of Job in the Unwavering series. Job lived under the law of the Old Testament. If he had broken any of those laws, as his friends had suggested earlier, then he would believe his suffering was justified. But he knew himself to be innocent, and...
The Wisdom of Shared Suffering
Senior Pastor Marty Grubbs continued in our Unwavering sermon series, focusing on Job chapters 29 and 30. Job, after suffering the overwhelming losses in his life and bad advice from friends, takes a searching and fearless personal inventory. He looks back on his life, and then faces his present ...
God in a Box
Senior Pastor Marty Grubbs continued teaching from the book of Job in chapters 20-26. Job’s friends, who had an empathetic response earlier and sat with Job in his grief, have returned to “help” him with their advice and counsel. Their religion, or understanding of it, was one based on following ...
Words That Wound
Senior Pastor Marty Grubbs continued in the series Unwavering, teaching through the book of Job. When Job was in his greatest pain he was joined by three of his friends who brought advice about his suffering. This became a good lesson in what not to do or say when someone is going through trials ...
As For Me and My House
Jeni and Pastor Lance Ward joined Senior Pastor Marty Grubbs to talk through their journey of losing their son to an accidental overdose, and then Lance’s mom to cancer just a few months later. Their losses are recent and emotions are raw, yet their faith in the Lord is unwavering. Clinging to wh...
Sometimes ... Saying Less is Better
Senior Pastor Marty Grubbs continued in the book of Job where after losing his children and his livelihood, Satan strikes Job with a horrible skin disease. Satan’s goal was to get Job to curse God to his face, but God remained certain of Job’s integrity and the depth of his faith. Job doesn’t pra...
Trusting in the Trials
Senior Pastor Marty Grubbs kicked off the new series, Unwavering: Trusting God in the Trials, with a message from the book of Job. Job was an extremely wealthy man, with a wife and ten children. He was also God’s example of a great man of faith. When Satan declared he could turn anyone and everyo...