Christian Education

Bible Study

Adult Bible Study Class
Searching for the Meaning of Life  

These two Biblical giants, one a king and one a rancher, lived 900 years and 500 miles apart
and yet they shared something in common.  They were both very wealthy, highly respected,
and powerful in their own right.  Both believed in the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.

One man, who was considered by God to be most righteous and blameless, lost everything that
he had and ended up in the garbage dump, assumedly so God could win a bet with Satan.  He
suffered greatly!  The other had everything any man could ever want.  He denied himself nothing;  
never lost any of his wealth or power;  and yet he continually violated God's First Commandment:  
You shall have no other gods before me.  He suffered nothing.  Where is the fairness in that?  
How can the good suffer and the wicked prosper?

Toward the end of their lives, both men looked back over their years and asked the questions:  
"What the heck was that all about?  What good was my life?  What purpose did it serve?  
What is going to happen to me now?"  Both men claimed that it would have been better if they had
not been born.  Were they right in feeling that way?

Over the course of this study, we shall put both men on trial and find answers to their questions
and concerns, and ask and answer the same things about our life.  And we shall challenge
God's Redemptive Principle that the good prosper and the bad suffer.

Two class dates to choose from:

Weekly on Sundays at 9 A.M. starting September 10th
Weekly on Thursdays at 10 A.M. starting September 14th
Meet in the Fellowship Hall

Led by Bible Teacher Dick Murphy


Dick Murphy, Bible Teacher
Address:3131 61st Street
 Sarasota, FL 34243
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