Having Faith Through Good and Bad

Proper 22, Year B, Old Testament Lesson
Scripture: Job 1:1; 2:1-10

God and Satan are looking to solve a dispute between themselves when God shows Job to Satan and tells him that he is a very faithful servant of God’s. God allows Satan to wreak havoc on Job’s life in order to show Satan just how faith filled Job is. Satan believes that Job will turn against God in his misery. Job gets sores all over his body and his family loses what many would see as favored (by God) status. Job’s wife questions his continued faithfulness toward God. Job speaks harshly to his family about his continued faith in God. Job believes that in order to be a true believer and follower of God one must take the good as well as the bad.

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LPTW Proper 22, Year B, Younger Children, Old Testament
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Jesus Blessed Them

Season after Pentecost, Ordinary Time, Proper 22, Year B
Scripture: Mark 10:2-16


The Pharisees continue to try to trap Jesus. Divorce: “Is it lawful?” the Pharisees ask. Jesus moves the question to higher ground. Meanwhile, people were bringing their children to Jesus. The disciples still did not “get it” and were trying to turn the children away. Jesus takes the children, lays his hands on them, and blesses them. Do we “get it”?

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