Wednesday, October 14, 2009

"Pastoring In Pain": Sermon for 19 Pentecost

Job sounds confident of being able to convince God that he's a good man who doesn't deserve to suffer. And yet if we know the end of Job's story, we know God's answer: I'm God, and you're not. Does our faith at least help us grapple with suffering? Amid whatever distracts and burdens us, even alienation, persecution, and illness, do we hear an invitation from God? Can our experience of pain make us better pastors, evangelists, and servants? My Sunday sermon is here.

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