The Gospel According to Job

When one hears the name “Job,” it’s not long before the word “suffering” comes to mind. In some churches, when sermons are preached on Job, it’s not long before even the word “prosperity” is brought up. But it’s a rare occurrence that we ever associate Jesus Christ or the gospel with this particular book. Nevertheless Job makes a startling observation that many tend to overlook: “If only there were someone to mediate between us, someone to bring us together, someone to remove God’s rod from me, so that his terror would frighten me no more. Then I would speak up without fear of him, but as it now stands with me, I cannot” (Job 9:33-35, emphasis added). The issue, therefore, is greater than the loss of his health, wealth, or even his children. In this sermon, Pastor Leandre explores the story of Job and focuses on his greatest need: not good advice, but good news.