Sermon in a Nutshell
In your suffering, submit to the sovereign God by crying out for His mercy, listening to His voice, considering His works, and trusting His ways.
- What are the reasons for why Elihu burns with
anger against Job? Against Job’s
- If our suffering or well-being is caused solely
by our sins or good deeds, who is sovereign?
- For what does Elihu rebuke Job in Job 33:8-18?
- How have you trained your ears not to hear God’s
- Which of God’s works do you take for granted or
fail to appreciate?
- How does your impatience with God reveal
distrust of his ways?
- How can our suffering be an expression of God’s
mercy rather than his wrath?
- Why might crying out for God’s mercy be the
first step of submitting to God’s sovereignty?
- Respond to this quote from the sermon, “God is speaking. Not God spoke, but God is
speaking. He is by nature continuously
articulate. He fills the world with His
speaking Voice… The voice of God is the most powerful force in nature; indeed
it is the only force in nature, for all energy is here only because the
power-filled Word is being spoken… The tragedy is that our eternal welfare
depends on our hearing, and we have trained our ears not to hear.”
- How has God used each of your senses (sight,
smell, touch, taste, hearing) to call you to consider his wondrous works? Which tends to be the most influential for
- How can we re-train ourselves to listen to God’s
voice and consider his works?
- How is God calling you to trust in his ways?
- Who can help you (and whom can you help) learn
to listen to God’s voice more intently?
 A.W. Tozer, The Pursuit of God, (Abbotsford, WI: Aneko Press, 2015), 53-56.