• Job 42:10-17

    Kevin Thompson& Ed Saucier

    November 24, 2013

     

    Discussion Questions

    1. Why didn’t God double the number of kids for Job as he doubled everything else?
    2. What was the biggest lesson you learned during our study of Job?
    3. How has the book of Job changed your view of suffering and those who suffer?
    4. What in the book of Job causes you to love Jesus more?
    5. If a great sorrow came to you tomorrow, how would you handle it differently because of what you have learned in this study of Job?

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  • Job 42:1-9

    Kevin Thompson

    November 17, 2013

     

    Discussion Questions

    1. How did Job’s experience change his understanding of God?
    2. Why do we think repentance will lead to discomfort? How does it lead to comfort?
    3. How does Job remind us of Jesus in verses 7-9?
    4. How does God ask Job to deal with his friends differently than how we would want to deal with our friends?
    5. The three friends obey God. How do we often respond when our view of God is proven wrong?
    6. Job was asked to pray for people who persecuted him. Who is someone you should pray for that has persecuted you?

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  • Job 38-41

    Shelton Markham

    November 10, 2013

     

    Discussion Questions

    1. What can cause us to doubt God’s sovereignty or his love for us?
    2. How is Job 38-41 a sign of God’s grace?
    3. Why is asking “who are you God” a better question than “what are you doing” or “why are you doing it?”
    4. Can you think of a situation where you don’t know the answer to the question “why,” but you have peace about the situation?
    5. How is God revealing himself in your life?

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  • Job 38:1-15

    Kevin Thompson

    November 3, 2013

     

    Discussion Questions

    1. Why do we often think God is silent?
    2. What are some ways in which God has spoken?
    3. How do we know when God is speaking?
    4. What’s the difference between what we think God is saying and what God has clearly said through His Word?
    5. Tell of a time in which you truly felt God speak.

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  • Job 28

    Kevin Thompson

    October 27, 2013

     

    Discussion Questions

    1. What is a biblical view of humanity? Are we good or bad?
    2. Read verse 13. What is the worth of wisdom? Why don’t we know it?
    3. What does it mean to “fear the Lord?”
    4. Why does Job never talk to or about Satan, but only talks to God?
    5. How does the Bible say we gain wisdom?

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  • Job 18:1-21

    Steven Hill

    October 20, 2013

     

    Discussion Questions

    1. In what ways can Christians fail to help others when they’re in times of suffering?
    2. How is Bildad different from the Job’s other two friends?
    3. How does Job respond to the words of his friends?
    4. What is our role when friends are in times of suffering?
    5. In what ways is suffering different now for us than it was for Job?

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  • Job 11:1-12

    Kevin Thompson

    October 13, 2013

     

    Discussion Questions

    1. What would have been a better way for Zophar to begin his speech?
    2. Why do we try to use shame to create repentance? Why does God use kindness?
    3. Why do you think Zophar judged Job so harshly, specifically verse 6?
    4. Why do some believe suffering could never be part of God’s plan for us?
    5. Why does God use suffering to teach us about him?
    6. How does a Christian view suffering differently than current society?

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  • Job 5:8-16

    Kevin Thompson

    October 6, 2013

     

    Discussion Questions

    1. Why should we interpret the Bible backwards?
    2. How does Job 42:7 influence how we read the words of Job and his friends?
    3. In your opinion, what was Eliphaz’s biggest mistake?
    4. How do we know what circumstances we have caused and which ones are not our fault?
    5. How does the promise of heaven change how you view suffering on earth?

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  • Job 3:1-26

    Ed Saucier

    September 29, 2013

     

    Discussion Questions

    1. Why do we hesitate to be honest with God?
    2. Why does God honor honesty?
    3. How is Job’s prayer in chapter 3 honoring to God?
    4. What are some “why” questions you have for God?
    5. What does Job 3 teach you about prayer which you didn’t know beforehand?

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  • 1 Corinthians 11:2-16

    Kevin Thompson

    September 22, 2013

     

    Discussion Questions

    1. After passing the first test, why would Satan still think Job would fail the second test?
    2. Which is more difficult—watching another suffer or experiencing personal suffering?
    3. Do you think the comment of Job’s wife was compassionate or cruel?
    4. Explain Job’s statement, “shall we receive good from God, and shall we not receive evil?”
    5. Why do we think disobedience is circumstantial?
    6. How does the Cross influence our view of suffering?

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  • Job 1:13-22

    Kevin Thompson

    September 15, 2013

     

    Discussion Questions

    1. What's right and what's wrong about the statement "everything happens for a reason?"
    2. Describe what you think Job felt as each messenger delivered their report.
    3. Read verses 20-21. What are your thoughts concerning Job's response?
    4. Why do we foolishly believe disobedience is not a revelation of our hearts?
    5. How do verses 6-12 change our understanding of verses 13-22?

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  • Job 1:6-12

    Kevin Thompson

    September 8, 2013

     

    Discussion Questions

    1. How can evil be proof of the Christian story?
    2. How do non-Christians explain the presence of good and evil in the world?
    3. Read 1 Peter 5:8. How does influence your understanding of evil?
    4. Respond to this statement: Evil must submit to God’s divine plan. How is that difficult news? How is that good news?
    5. Was Jesus dying on the Cross good or evil?

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