Book of Job
Faithful Living in Times of Crisis
This series will review Job's experience of unwarranted hardship and focus on this believer's attempt to maintain faith in a period of suffering he neither deserved nor understood.
Mike begins this series by examining the introductory features of the book of Job including its possible author, date of writing and several purposes in which this work has served believers through history.
Mike continues the introductory material by providing brief summary descriptions of the main characters as well as the purpose and style of possible outlines for this book.
This lesson reviews the possible types of outlines that could be used to study Job and what each accomplishes along with the first section of the "thematic" outline used in this study. (Job 1:1-3:26)
The author introduces Job's theological crisis through the speeches of Job's friends and Job's reply to each. (Job 4:1-14:22)
In this second cycle of speeches, we see Job's friends holding their line of argument but observe a shift in Job's reasoning concerning the way God metes out justice and the extent of His mercy. (Job 22:1-31:40)
This lesson reviews the last of the friend's speeches along with Job's summary of his experiences followed by a final speech by Elihu which serves as a bridge to the important questioning of Job by God Himself. (Job 22:1-37:24)
Job must face his greatest crisis which is being in the presence of God as a guilty sinner.
In this lesson, Mike will share seven life lessons that will help students incorporate this book into practical faithful living.