The book of Job is one of the great works of ancient literature, celebrated by dedicated readers of the Bible and literary enthusiasts alike. In the church, this important story is often treated superficially, as a tale to encourage patience in suffering, a promise that God will bless us if we remain faithful, or a reminder to not complain...because you don't have it as bad as Job did. But when we dig a little deeper, we have a lot to learn about God, faith and lament in the face of suffering that seems to have no point whatsoever. During this series, we will address, among other things, one of the central questions of the book: Does God bless people for being righteous and curse others for their sins?
Here are the themes for this 4-week series:
- October 3 - Job 1:1; 2:1-10: "Karma, Divine Wisdom, or a Cosmic Bet?"
- October 10 - Job 23:1-9, 16-17: "Where is God?"
- October 17 - Job:38:1-7, 34-41: "When God's Answer to Suffering is Bogus"
- October 24 - Job 42:1-6, 10-17: "Should I Stand Up or Shut Up Before God?"
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