Church in the Canyon

Sermons from Church in the Canyon, a PCA church in Calabasas, CA

” The Devil in Heaven?! “

September 22nd, 2019

" The Devil in Heaven?! "

Job 1:6-12

September 22, 2019

Pastor Bob Bjerkaas

1.   The Courtroom of God 

      a.  The cultural background

      b.  The biblical corrective:    See Psalm 82; 89:5-8; 1 Kings 22:19-23

2.   The Big Idea: the LORD is sovereign

      a.   He has the initiative

      b.   He authorizes action

      c.   He sets limits

3.   Theological truths to live by:

      a.   The Causes and Intentions of specific events and circumstances in our life can be complex.  Consider Gen. 50:20 and Acts 2:23

      b.   God is never absent or uninvolved in our suffering.  Lam. 3:37-38; Rom. 8:28

      c.   God continues to “set hedges” around his people: 1 Cor. 10:13

Application

  • Do I see God as being sovereign in the struggles I experience?
  • Can I trust God in my suffering?
  • Do I recognize God’s authority in his world and in my life?