Loading...

“Where's Pieter?” Sermon for August 13, 2017

96 views

Loading...

Loading...

Transcript

The interactive transcript could not be loaded.

Loading...

Loading...

Rating is available when the video has been rented.
This feature is not available right now. Please try again later.
Published on Aug 14, 2017

Mr. Pieter DeVries
Scripture: Job 1:13-22; 1 Corinthians 13:2,4-8a


Preacher's Warmup for August 13
Memory and love: two concepts that are linked far more closely than we might ever imagine. The New Testament speaks of love a great deal, especially unconditional love, but not so much memories or reflections. When looking back and reviewing our lives, so often the memories we have are linked to the love or loves that were attached to that memory. This is the love of place, or things; events, or people. This is God's gift, the ability to remember and relive those memories as often as we want; but there are exceptions to every rule and bumps in the road that remind us to never take God's gifts or will for granted. We will explore the gift of memory and the ways in which God has tempered remembrance with the equal and balancing trait of forgetting, and how love, so often, is the link that makes all of this happen. As Paul says in I Corinthians, "Love never fails," but sometimes it needs some help to succeed or tempering to understand God's plan through his gift of memory. See you on Sunday.

Pieter DeVries, guest preacher

Editor's note: Pieter is an ordained WPC elder, a staff member, a loyal Bruin, a reluctant Trojan, and a person who loves to teach. He frequently leads our Adult Christian Formation classes. Pieter's areas of study include history, especially ancient history, and he holds advanced degrees in education.


Job 1:13-22
One day when his sons and daughters were eating and drinking wine in the eldest brother’s house, a messenger came to Job and said, “The oxen were plowing and the donkeys were feeding beside them, and the Sabeans fell on them and carried them off, and killed the servants with the edge of the sword; I alone have escaped to tell you.” While he was still speaking, another came and said, “The fire of God fell from heaven and burned up the sheep and the servants, and consumed them; I alone have escaped to tell you.” While he was still speaking, another came and said, “The Chaldeans formed three columns, made a raid on the camels and carried them off, and killed the servants with the edge of the sword; I alone have escaped to tell you.” While he was still speaking, another came and said, “Your sons and daughters were eating and drinking wine in their eldest brother’s house, and suddenly a great wind came across the desert, struck the four corners of the house, and it fell on the young people, and they are dead; I alone have escaped to tell you.”

Then Job arose, tore his robe, shaved his head, and fell on the ground and worshiped. He said, “Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return there; the Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord.” In all this Job did not sin or charge God with wrong-doing.


1 Corinthians 13:2,4-8a
And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing.

Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

Love never ends. But as for prophecies, they will come to an end; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will come to an end.

Comments are disabled for this video.
When autoplay is enabled, a suggested video will automatically play next.

Up next


to add this to Watch Later

Add to

Loading playlists...