Wild Beauty

Series: The Book of Job

February 06, 2022 | Marc Oehler

Passages: Job 38:1-11, Job 40:15-24

Scripture/Sermon Discussion

  • What spoke to you or jumped out at you in these two sections of Job?
  •  How do you respond to "I am God and you are not"? 
  • What impact does that have on your sense of faith? Does it lead to comfort, anxiety or something else?
  • Do we take ourselves way too seriously as human beings? 
  • How do you feel about the fact that the Book of Job hints at, and science now confirms, human beings are not the center of the universe?
  •  What did you make of Pastor Marc's suggestion that nature and our inner nature are wilder than we often let ourselves see? 
  • How have we "domesticated" God? 
  • What are the implications for us in a wilder faith?
  • How do you experience “Wild Beauty''? How does that inform your experience and expression of spirituality? 

Series Information

Why do innocent people suffer? That question lies at the center of the Book of Job. Job loses almost everything dear to him through a series of tragedies. In the end, he never receives a fully satisfactory answer (do we ever?), but he does learn and grow through the experiences. During this four-week sermon series, we explore how we can learn to be more direct with God, risk living and loving even when it's painful, and grow in our capacity to trust God's goodness and faithfulness through tragedy.

Other sermons in the series

January 23, 2022

Direct Speech

Pastor Marc kicked off a four-week sermon series on the Book of Job...

January 30, 2022

Hopeful Longing

Pastor Marc reminds us that when we are suffering, we can follow Job's...

February 20, 2022

Seeing God

What are you more interested in? Arguing with God, trying to understand...