Job and Jesus-Part 3-"The Lord answered..."
Scripture: Job 38:1-38, Matthew 3:16-17
Theme: What God says to Job and Jesus reveals that reality centers on His creative power and enduring love. By focusing their hearts and minds on God’s loving authority, Christians can remain faithful no matter what they face.
1. What struck you about the message today?
2. Have you ever taken time in the middle of suffering to slow down to consider the work of God? How did that help?
3. Read Job 38:1-38. What stands out to you about God’s response to Job?
4. Read Matthew 3:16-17. Why do you think God shared this with Jesus right before his time of testing in the desert?
5. If chaos was symbolized by the sea in Job 38 and Jesus was led to the desert to be tested by evil in Matthew 4, how do chaos and evil fit with the reality that God is in control and God is love?
6. How can God’s speeches to Job and Jesus change the way Christians live today?
7. Where in your life do you need to remember God’s words to Job and Jesus?
8. Who in your life needs to be reminded that God is in control and that God is love?
9. How can we pray?
Job and Jesus Study Challenge:
Choose a time and place to be quiet for 15 minutes.
Start by listing three things for which you are thankful.
Invite Christ to speak to you through the reading of the scripture.
As you read the scripture passage, ask these three questions:
1. What does this passage say about God’s power and love?
2. What does this have to offer to those suffering or in pain?
3. How can I pray based off this passage?
Finish in prayer for yourself, your family, your neighbors, your co-workers, your church.
Week 3 (October 21)
Monday: Job 38:1-38, Matthew 3:16-17
Tuesday: Job 38:39-39:30, 1 John 3:1-3
Wednesday: Genesis 1-2:2, John 1:1-14
Thursday: Psalm 8, Colossians 1:15-20
Friday: Psalm 136, John 3:16-17