Church in the Canyon

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

” The Trouble with Oversimplification “

February 23rd, 2020

" The Trouble with Oversimplification "

Job 15:1-35

February 23, 2020

Pastor Bob Bjerkaas

1.  Codebreaking and Human Nature
        a.  “What must I do…?”
        b.  The big “I”
        c.  A personal, practical plan offers you control

2.  The Practical Edomite Theology
        a.  “Retributive Theology” – quid pro quo
        b.  We all sin – God punishes sin – punishment brings suffering – therefore those who suffer are being punished for some sin they have committed
        c.  PROBLEMS: there is no accounting for any other cause or use for suffering in the believer’s life!

3.  The Edomite Temptation
        a.  Pride – doubling down on your tradition
        b.  Cruelty – You will force others into your preconceived molds
        c.  Ignorance – you will always be limited in your knowledge

Are you stuck in a cycle of pride, cruelty and ignorance? Or do you have a friend who is humble, gracious, and true?
Are you listening to an Edomite or to Jesus Christ?