Week 4: Job 1-24

Prepare these questions for Sunday, March 24, 2013.

Although we will read the entire Old Testament before we move on to the New Testament, we are jumping around a bit in the process.  You may have to look up where Job is since it isn't all that close to Genesis.  Most of the book of Job is made up of poetic discussions Job has with some men in his community about what is happening in his life. That can get kind of confusing to follow for those of us who don't communicate with our friends through poetry so you may want to read any summaries your Bible has to help you out with these verses.

1.  Who was Job and what happened to him?

2.  What are your thoughts on Job's misfortune and why God allowed it to happen?

3.  What role did Satan play in this story? Does that confuse or upset you?  What questions would you like to ask God about this topic?

4.  In your own words, what did Job's friends (Eliphaz, Bildad, and Zophar) say to him?

5.  Job questions why these terrible events happened to him.  Why would these verses that seem to question God be included in the Bible? What do you read in these verses?

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