Everyone suffers — personally and privately. Some people also suffer in more public ways. A husband loses a job. A child’s parents get divorced. A parent dies. And now, owing to today’s super-connected society, people are able to see and experience more and more of the world’s catastrophes and suffering.
The Book of Job and its seminal teaching on suffering is the subject of this year’s pre-Lenten workshop for pastors, Jan. 15 at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis.
The Rev. Dr. Reed Lessing, senior pastor of St. Michael Lutheran Church in Fort Wayne, Ind., and a former professor of Exegetical Theology at Concordia Seminary, will lead the workshop, “The Book of Job: Blessed be the Name of the Lord!”
“The Book of Job is one of the most magnificent compositions in the Bible,” Lessing said, “and is numbered among some of the greatest literature of all time. People need the Book of Job, now, more than ever.”
Pastors will explore nine sermons that dig deeply into Job’s central message and supporting truths, plus six adult Bible-class lessons that further address the book’s major topics and themes. They will come away with sermon manuscripts, textual notes, orders of service for midweek services and also suggestions for the Sundays of Lent to help them develop their own worship resources.
Lessing is a writer and speaker who has delivered presentations throughout The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod in district, congregational and youth settings as well as to members of the church body’s two auxiliaries: the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League and the International Lutheran Laymen’s League. He also has written for The Lutheran Witness.
The workshop meets from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Koburg Hall on the seminary campus. Registration is $50 and includes materials and lunch. The registration deadline is Jan. 4.
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Posted Dec. 11, 2015