Preparing for Sunday: Make an Offering

Preparing for Sunday: Make an Offering

Widows are the main characters of our Bible passages this Sunday. In the Book of Ruth we have Naomi and Ruth. Mark’s gospel lesson deals with the Widow’s Offering. Last week when we considered Ruth we acknowledged that she was an unlikely individual to be...
Preparing for Sunday: The Most Important Thing

Preparing for Sunday: The Most Important Thing

Which commandment is first of all? The Lord our God, the Lord is one; you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength. The second is this, you shall love your neighbour as yourself. How...
Preparing for Sunday: Job’s Conclusion

Preparing for Sunday: Job’s Conclusion

On Sunday we take a final look at the Book of Job. We have walked with Job through his suffering and loneliness. We stood in awe at God’s response. This Sunday we will witness Job’s final speech and conclude our study on this piece of scripture. The...
Preparing for Sunday: God Answers

Preparing for Sunday: God Answers

We continue our series on Job. Over the previous two weeks we have witnessed Job’s suffering and participated in Job’s reaction to God’s absence. On Sunday God answers Job our of the whirlwind. It is a powerful and provocative piece of scripture. It...
Preparing for Sunday: Surrounded by Darkness

Preparing for Sunday: Surrounded by Darkness

This Sunday we continue our study on Job. Last week we considered Job’s predicament and examined Suffering and the Question Why. This week we find ourselves in midst of Job’s dialogue with his friends. Our passage this week is a lament from Job. He is...
Preparing for Sunday: Theodicy

Preparing for Sunday: Theodicy

Theodicy, the theological term for the attempt to answer the question if God is good why is there evil in the world? Perhaps put more simply, why do bad things happen to good people? These questions and more are considered in the book of Job. This is a book in the Old...

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