THE BOOK OF JOB THE RIGHTEOUS
During this time of universal struggle and anxiety, as we face a cruel and disrupting pandemic, the notion of human suffering comes to the fore. How do we deal with it? Where is God as we suffer? There is no figure in all of Hebrew and Christian canonical Scriptures who was more familiar with suffering and its power over the human person, than Job the Righteous. His Book of 42 chapters, lays bare the sense of great discouragement and despair he felt, being a righteous and godly person, that the same God saw fit to allow him to suffer, to struggle to the very fiber of his being, to feel abandoned by the One he thought was close, and urged by his so-called friends to “curse God” for His cruelty! In the study of the Book of Job, we will discover both sides – Job’s and God’s. We will learn that God, indeed, is full of compassion despite the chaos and confusion that swells and swirls around us. Above all, we will see how Job came to the point of surrender to God, came to a new awareness of suffering in his life, and could with confidence cry out to Heaven’s Eternal King: “Naked came I out of my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return there; the Lord giveth, and the Lord taketh away; blessed be the name of the Lord!”
Join us on Thursdays at 10:30 AM or 7:00 PM, beginning on June 11, to plumb the depths of Job’s work, but more importantly, of Job’s soul. Bible Study will be facilitated by Chrysostomos Gunning. All you need is your Bible, handouts that will be provided to you, and an open heart. Everyone is welcome to participate by ZOOM.