Saturday worship at 5:00 p.m. in Sanctuary
Sunday – One worship service at 9:00 a.m.
This week we begin an exploration of the book of Job.
Job’s story explores the question of undeserved suffering. The question of why bad things happen to good people continues to haunt us today.
Devotions for this week:
Satan Challenges Job July 3, 2016
SHARE: What was a high point of your day? What was a low point?
READ: Read the following daily readings to deepen your understanding:
Sunday, Job 1:1-12, Satan Challenges Job
Monday, Job 1:13 – 2:13, Job Loses Property and Children
Tuesday, Job 3, Job Curses His Life
Wednesday, Job 4, Eliphaz Speaks: Job Has Sinned
Thursday, Job 5, Job is Corrected by God
Friday, Job 6, Job Replies
Saturday, Job 7, Job Complains
TALK: Consider some of these ideas:
There was once a man in the land of Uz whose name was Job. That man was blameless and upright, one who feared God and turned away from evil. Job 1:1
Job is an upright servant of God. Blessed with many riches, he enjoys the good life, but never neglects to offer the thanksgiving and worship due to his maker. But will his piety persist when serious tragedy strikes?
- What happens to Job? Why?
- What do you believe about Satan? What do you believe about evil? What do you believe about suffering?
- Tell a story of a time you came face to face with unexplainable suffering. What happened?
- Identify an area of your life where you are suffering. What could you do to take one step toward healing? Take that small step. Also, pray about your situation daily. At the end of the week, take notice of what you learn about your situation, and about how your suffering might be relieved.
PRAY: God of our lives, we have nothing to our names, but only what you have granted us. Draw us always to your altar of thanksgiving, in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
BLESS: May God relieve your suffering. Amen.