We all suffer — personally and privately. We also suffer in more public ways, amplified by social media and a 24-hour news cycle. One of the Bible’s greatest books of wisdom, we need the book of Job now more than ever. This Lenten sermon series (Ash Wednesday-Easter), written by renowned Old Testament scholar and pastor Dr. Reed Lessing, will explore this magnificent text, numbered among the greatest literature of all time. Nine sermons dig deeply into Job’s central message and supporting truths, while six adult Bible classes will further address the book’s major topics and themes. The series also includes worship outlines suitable for either Sunday or midweek worship, an exegetical overview of the book of Job, and pastoral helps for caring for people who are suffering.
Lessing is senior pastor at St. Michael Lutheran Church in Fort Wayne, Ind., and was previously a professor at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis. A prolific writer, he is the author of four volumes in the Concordia Commentary series (Concordia Publishing House).