Midweek Lenten Theme
The Book of Job: Blessed Be the Name of the Lord!
Midweek Lenten services will begin with Ash Wednesday on February 14. During the six Wednesday services this year we will focus our attention on the book of Job. We all suffer—personally and privately. We also suffer in more public ways. A husband or wife loses a job. A child gets divorced. A parent dies. And now because of advancements in communication technology we are able to see and experience more and more of the world’s catastrophes and suffering. We need the book of Job more than ever. Martin Luther asserted that “Job is magnificent and sublime as no book of Scripture.” 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 on the book of Job 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. Job’s most famous statement appears in Job 19:25: “For I know that my Redeemer lives, and at the last he will stand upon the earth” (ESV). Christ is alive! He has conquered death and the grave and all that afflicts us. His Word is sufficient. His grace is enough. His love brings us comfort and healing. And this Lent these gifts come to us through the book of Job.
Join us at noon or 7pm at the Mission campus and at 7pm at the Shawnee campus.
- Ash Wednesday
- 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