2009-02-08 — Optimistic Faith In The Midst Of A Hopeless World

Church Year: Epiphany 5:
Date: February 8, 2009

Theme: Optimistic Faith In The Midst Of A Hopeless World

– Job 7:1-7

– Pastor: John Hein

Cached Video:

The Order of Worship: Bulletin

Liturgy: TLH, p. 5 ff.

Hymns:

TLH 527 : Lord, it Belongs not to my Care Hymnary.org link
TLH 410 : Jesus, Lead Thou On Hymnary.org link
TLH 200 st. 1,5-8: I Know that my Redeemer Lives Hymnary.org link
TLH 50 : Lord, Dismiss Us with Thy Blessing Hymnary.org link

Scripture Readings:

1 Corinthians 9:16-23

Theme: Optimistic Faith In The Midst Of A Hopeless World

Job 7:1-7

Job Continues: My Life Has No Hope

7:1 “Has not man a hard service on earth,
and are not his days like the days of a hired hand?
Like a slave who longs for the shadow,
and like a hired hand who looks for his wages,
so I am allotted months of emptiness,
and nights of misery are apportioned to me.
When I lie down I say, ‘When shall I arise?’
But the night is long,
and I am full of tossing till the dawn.
My flesh is clothed with worms and dirt;
my skin hardens, then breaks out afresh.
My days are swifter than a weaver’s shuttle
and come to their end without hope.

“Remember that my life is a breath;
my eye will never again see good. (ESV)