Joe Fleener

Lover of Christ & His Gospel, Husband to Mandy, Father to three wonderful children, & Servant to the Local Church. Joe earned a Master of Divinity degree from Calvary Baptist Theological Seminary in 2003, completed his Masters of Theology courses in 2005 and moved to New Zealand with his family in 2006. Joe has served as a Bible College lecturer and “lay preacher” (churches, camps, conferences, etc.) in the US and New Zealand. In addition, Joe has taught courses for Bible Colleges in South Africa, Romania, Ukraine, and Australia. From 2010 to 2014, Joe served as the Associate Pastor at Howick Baptist Church in Auckland. Since August 2014, he has been privileged to serve as Pastor of Rolleston Baptist Church. Joe also serves in the following ministry roles here in New Zealand: Steering Committee, Stand for the Gospel | Coordinator, TIM Training Course | Board Member, Gospel Training Trust | Adjunct Lecturer, Grace Theological College. Finally I serve as a trainer for BibleWorks. Infrequently, Joe blogs on his personal blog where you can learn a lot more about him and his family over the years.

Pondering Job in a Pandemic – Chapter 9

There are glorious things to behold in Job 9… Essentially, Job begins his reply to Bildad (as was mentioned yesterday) by agreeing with his claim that “God will not reject a blameless man…” by asking the rhetorical question in verse 1, “…how can a man be in the right before God?”. The expected answer in the context here is –… Read more →

Pondering Job in a Pandemic – Chapter 8

There are those who think Nehemiah (Knee High Miah) is the shortest man in the Bible, but then they’ve never met Bildad the Shuhite (Shoe Hight). 🙂 Bildad is Job’s second “friend” or “counsellor” to speak. In one sense it’s almost like he didn’t listen to a word Job said in response to Eliphaz, he continues with Eliphaz’s main point.… Read more →

Pondering Job in a Pandemic – Chapter 5

Eliphaz is still speaking here… Proverbs 10:19 tells us “When words are many, transgression is not lacking…” Job’s counsellors will prove this to be true time and time again! Yet, more often than not, not because they have nothing true to say, but the truth they say is incomplete and poorly timed. Eliphaz’s simple point in the second part of… Read more →