Job and the Practical Struggle

Job is a diagram of the anatomy of the Practical Struggle. A clear path is laid out showing the way closer to that deep relationship with God which we long for. This class answers the question, "Is it practical to be a follower of God?"

Discussion Questions

  1. Why do we find more information in the Bible about Searching Faith than any of the other four?
  2. What was the difference between the way God felt about Job and the way Job perceived God's feelings toward him?
  3. When you encounter suffering, do you ever catch yourself looking for scapegoats, maybe even blaming God?
  4. Is there room in your theology to accept the belief that sometimes things happen and it is not anybody's fault?
  5. Do you believe Job's suffering was pointless? If not, what did he gain from going through this trial?