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This week, Pastor Ben answers a question about generational curses found in Scripture. This message looks deeply into the habits and sins each of us carry into marriage, and the batons we must drop if we are to help set our children on a different path.
In this final sermon on the book of Job, Pastor Ben explains that God always writes the final chapter of our stories. While Job does not get all the answers he wants, he does realize that God is sovereign and in control. Our greatest growth comes in seasons of waiting.  
In Pastor Ben's sermon this week, he answers the question every new believer asks: "I'm a Christian, Now What?" Speaking especially to kids, Ben explains what Baptism means and why new believers choose to be baptized. Not only does baptism show a public allegiance to Jesus, but it also shows a surrender to Christ and a desire to flee from sin.  

Sometimes wisdom seems hard to find—like searching for gold in a dark mine. In this week's sermon, Ben addresses the challenge of finding wisdom, and shares an answer to a question we received this week via text.

  In this week's passage, Job declares that finding wisdom is more difficult than finding gold and jewels in a cave. He is tempted to despair. Thankfully, we have access to the New Testament, and have hope that Jesus is both the wisdom and the power of God to those who believe.  
Pastor Ben shows how faith comes before sight, even when life doesn't make sense. In this dark moment in the life of Job, he feels hope as he trusts in God as a Redeemer.
Job felt the intense pain of loss, compounded by critical words from his friends who had come to "encourage" him. Even in the dark, he found the strength to confess his faith in God.
"I know that my redeemer lives, and that in the end he will stand on the earth. And after my skin has been destroyed, yet in my flesh I will see God..." (Job 19:25-26, NIV)
 
Pastor Ben shares about the do's and don'ts of counseling others who experience suffering. Job's situation shows us how we can be mature in suffering and to prepare for the future storms of life. Just as listening is an important skill in communication, loving people well in the midst of difficulty is an important role of the church.
In this new series, we discover the realities of tragedy, pain, suffering, and grief that come our way during this life. As Pastor Ben shows us from Job's life, God himself will be our peace and joy as we walk through difficult times.
Christmas means that we have hope, but it does not mean that evil, pain, and suffering are finally done away with. Pastor Ben shares from Matt. 2:16-18 about the joy that comes through knowing Christ and the hope that comes from looking forward to when He will make all things new.
As we consider Christmas, the surprising arrival of the Magi brings the message of the Bible into vivid focus: Jesus seeks to save all men, even the outsiders like the Magi. Because He has come, now we have hope.