Why do bad things happen to good people? Why do people suffer? Where is God when bad things happen? How can we continue to trust God when we don’t understand what is happening to us?
While the Bible doesn’t answer every question we have, it does provide a response. The book of Job gives us a hint as to why people suffer and what God is up to when we do. It shows us how to trust God in the midst of suffering, and it shows how God will bring comfort and restoration to his people.
All are welcome to join us at West Bridgewater Community Church to learn more about God, good and evil, suffering, faith, and hope. This series will begin on February 12 and end on Easter (April 16).
MP3 recordings of these messages will be available to listen to or download. Just click on the title next to the date. Pastor Brian also makes the manuscripts that he prepares available. (These aren’t transcripts, so there will be some differences between the manuscripts and what he actually preaches.) Just click on the title next to “manuscript.” You can also listen to sermons presented at WBCC by subscribing to our podcast channel. Just search for “West Bridgewater Community Church” on your favorite podcasting app.
The book of Job can be read here.
The Bible Project has created two videos that provide an overview of the book.
The following schedule of sermons is subject to change.
February 12, 2017: “The Lord Gave, and the Lord Has Taken Away” (Job 1-2)
Manuscript: The Lord Gave, and the Lord Has Taken Away 2.12.17
February 19, 2017: “I Have No Rest” (Job 3)
Manuscript: I Have No Rest 2.19.17
February 26, 2017: “Can a Man Be in the Right?” (Job 4-14)
Manuscript: Can a Man Be in the Right? 2.26.17
March 5, 2017: “Where Then Is My Hope?” (Job 15-21)
Manuscript: Where Then Is My Hope? 3.5.17
March 12, 2017: “Oh, That I Knew Where I Might Find Him” (Job 22-27)
Manuscript: Oh, That I Knew Where I Might Find Him 3.12.17
March 19, 2017: “Where Shall Wisdom Be Found?” (Job 28)
Manuscript: Where Shall Wisdom Be Found? 3.19.17
March 26, 2017: I Put on Righteousness, and It Clothed Me (Job 29-31)
Manuscript: I Put on Righteousness, and It Clothed Me 3.26.17
April 2, 2017: Beware Lest You Say, “We Have Found Wisdom” (Job 32-37)
Manuscript: Beware Lest You Say, “We Have Found Wisdom” 4.2.17
April 9, 2017: Shall a Faultfinder Contend with the Almighty? (Job 38:1-42:6)
Manuscript: Shall a Faultfinder Contend with the Almighty? 4.9.17
April 16, 2017: The Lord Restored the Fortunes of Job (Job 42:7-17)
Manuscript: The Lord Restored the Fortunes of Job 4.16.17