God Answers All

Proper 24, Year B, Old Testament
Scripture: Job 38: 1-7, 34-41

 Job has asked to speak with God because he would like to ask him many questions about his great misery. He has endured pain and grief from losing his health, his family, and his servants. Job’s friends have questioned his faith to God and Job has defended his beliefs. God’s answer to Job comes in an unexpected manner. God asks Job question upon question in a fast series of rhetorical inquiries. God questions Job about creation, the cornerstone laying, nature, and how all are provided for. God’s authority and source of all wisdom allows Job to gain a new perspective in his own suffering.

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LPTW Proper 24, Year B, Younger Children, Old Testament
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Servanthood

Season after Pentecost, Ordinary Time, Proper 24, Year B
Scripture: Mark 10:35-45

 

How in the world will we find our place, our position, our status, if we are already “in”? What if there is no top spot – no seat of honor? What if we do not have to compete for a place at the table – the place is already set, the dinner served, the wine poured? The disciples have been scrambling for position. Jesus tells them that the sign of being “in” is not about being served but in looking for whom to serve.

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