Sermons

  • Job 19:23-25 Our Kinsman-Redeemer (Gerhardy)

    Job was a wealthy man. Everyone knew that God had poured on him blessing after blessing. Job was blessed with seven sons and three daughters; this was regarded as the perfect family, a sign of God’s pleasure. And then Job’s nightmare began.

  • Job 19 Funeral Sermon: The Infinite Ocean of Being (Hoffacker)

    For those of us who loved her, it is hard to accept that the house on Conger Street is now forever empty of the woman who lived there so close to the inland sea we call Lake Huron. Yet the lake still remains. And Arlene is in a new place.

  • Job 19 Funeral Sermon: She Lived Until She Died (Hoffacker)

    Flo died in her prime. Usually we imagine somebody’s prime as a period much earlier than their late eighties, but perhaps this is just prejudice. Whatever it was like for Flo earlier in life, her final years were part of her prime.

+ Funeral Homilies

  • Job 38:1-7, 34-41 When God Hides, Remembering the Story (Butler)

    Job had been through a horrible time where he’d lost everything from his house to his self-respect. He owned nothing material anymore. His friends were no help at all. Worst of all. God seemed like he was hiding.

  • Job 38:1-11 Intelligent Design, Indeed (Molin)

    It is one thing to challenge those who teach, but quite another thing to disrespect their authority. If this is inappropriate in human terms, then how much more so when we shake our fist at the Creator God when our lives are in disarray?