Bible Study led by Dick Murphy
December 7, 2017, 10:00 am

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 respect4ed,
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 theheck was that all about?  What good was my life?  What purpose did it serve?  
What is going to happento 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 thte good prosper and the bad suffer.

Two class dates to choose from:

Weekly on Sundays at 9 A.M. 
Weekly on Thursdays at 10 A.M. 

Led by Bible Teacher Dick Murphy