Out Of The Ashes Series – Part 7: Longing For The Gospel

You are invited to join with Calvary Chapel Secret Harbour this Sunday evening from 6.00 p.m. for another study in our series through the book of Job titled “Out Of The Ashes”. This week the message is called ‘Longing for the Gospel’.

In musical theory, a piece of music begins and ends with the same chord before it is resolved. At the basic level, it is expected that for the music to be complete it will return to where it commenced. For example, a song composed in the key of C, if it ended with a G chord, most people would agree that it hasn’t completed correctly. It’s hanging; the listener expects something else. It is unresolved. By ending the piece of music with a C chord, it sounds as if it’s finished. Because the sequence starts with a C chord, and because all of the chords use notes from the C major scale, C feels like the “home” chord.

When you move away from the home chord, you introduce a tension – and when you return to the home chord, you resolve that tension. Some pieces defy expectations by ending on an unresolved chord. But if you aim to make the listener comfortable; to have that sense of closure; then resolving to the home chord is the conventional thing to do.

In life, we are often like an unresolved piece of music when we fail to be resolved with our Maker. We long for the tension to be removed, but until we experience the beauty of the Gospel, our lives are longing for redemption. How do the deepest longings of our hearts find their fulfilment in the gospel? Examining Job 29:1-20 this week, shows us how Jesus Christ satisfies our desires for fellowship with God, true justice in the world, and life beyond death.

See you on Sunday the 22nd of October from 6.00 p.m. for worship and study in God’s word.

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