|The Book of Job:
Blessed Be the Name of the Lord!One of the Bible’s greatest wisdom books is the book of Job. This Lent we will explore this magnificent composition that is numbered among the greatest literature of all time.
We all suffer—personally and privately. We also suffer in more public ways. A husband loses a job. A child gets divorced. A parent dies. And now, thanks to the media, we are able to see and experience more and more of the world’s catastrophes and suffering. We need the book of Job, now, more than ever.
Martin Luther asserted that “Job is magnificent and sublime as no book of Scripture.” Others have called Job “the Shakespeare of the Bible.” The early Christian scholar Jerome perhaps put it best when he called the book of Job an “eel,” since the more one tries to contain it, the slipperier it becomes! The purpose of our Lenten emphasis is to learn how to apply Job to our lives so that the book becomes less like an eel and more like a loving companion through life’s dark valleys.
Ash Wednesday – Flying Blind (Job 1:1–12)
Lent 1 – Sweet Surrender (Job 1:13–21)
Lent 2 – Learning to Lament (Job 3:1–26)
Lent 3 – It Is Enough (Job 14:1–14)
Lent 4 – Understanding How It All Works Together (Job 23:1–17)
Lent 5 – God Speaks in the Storm (Job 38:1–11)
Maundy Thursday – On Earth Is Not His Equal! (Job 41:20–34)
Good Friday – Tearing Down the Spite House (Job 42:7–9)
The Resurrection of Our Lord – I Know That My Redeemer Lives! (Job 19:23–26)
Job’s most famous statement appears in Job 19:25, “I know that my Redeemer lives.” Christ is alive. He has conquered death and the grave. His word is sufficient. His grace is enough. His love brings comfort and healing. And this Lent these gifts come to us through the book of Job.
Lent midweek worship services are Wednesday evenings at 7:00 pm.
Lent Midweek Meals are Wednesday evenings starting at 5:30 pm. Please bring a dessert to share.
Feb. 26 – Soups
Mar. 4 – Tater Tot Casserole
Mar. 11 – Sloppy Joes
Mar. 18 – Chicken Casserole
Mar. 25 – Pulled Pork
Apr. 1 – Pasta Casserole