Two Preachers and a Trucker – Community

Two Preachers and a Trucker – Community

Job 19:13-25 (Neal’s translation) 13 My family bonds He has severed;      I’m a stranger to ones who were close. 14 My kin-folk and friends are all gone;      I’m forgotten by guests in my home. 15 Even the house-maids don’t know me;      In...
Two Preachers and a Trucker – Blessed

Two Preachers and a Trucker – Blessed

Job 1:13-22 13 One day when his sons and daughters were eating and drinking wine in the eldest brother’s house, 14 a messenger came to Job and said, “The oxen were plowing and the donkeys were feeding beside them, 15 and the Sabeans fell on them and carried them off,...
Two Preachers and a Trucker – Introductions

Two Preachers and a Trucker – Introductions

Job 1:1-5 1 There was once a man in the land of Uz whose name was Job. That man was blameless and upright, one who feared God and turned away from evil. 2 There were born to him seven sons and three daughters. 3 He had seven thousand sheep, three thousand camels, five...
Consider Job: Epilogue

Consider Job: Epilogue

Job 42:1-6, 10-17 1Then Job answered the LORD: 2″I know that you can do all things, and that no purpose of yours can be thwarted. 3’Who is this that hides counsel without knowledge?’ Therefore I have uttered what I did not understand, things too...
Where Were You

Where Were You

Job 38:1-7, 34-41 1 Then the Lord answered Job out of the whirlwind: 2 ‘Who is this that darkens counsel by words without knowledge? 3 Gird up your loins like a man, I will question you, and you shall declare to me. 4 ‘Where were you when I laid the foundation of the...
It Ain’t Fair

It Ain’t Fair

Job 30:16-31 16 ‘And now my soul is poured out within me; days of affliction have taken hold of me. 17 The night racks my bones, and the pain that gnaws me takes no rest. 18 With violence he seizes my garment; he grasps me by the collar of my tunic. 19 He has cast me...
Consider Job

Consider Job

Job 1:1 – 2:13 Today’s scripture reading is the entire first two chapters of the book of Job. Since it’s a pretty long reading, I’m actually going to break it up and intersperse it with the sermon itself. In my two decades of adult life on this...