Job and Jesus-Part 4-"Dust and Ashes"
Scripture: Job 42:1-6, 10-17, Mark 10:46-52, Hebrews 7:23-28
Theme: Bringing Job and Jesus together, we see that humans are breakable clods of earth endowed with sacred responsibility. Our suffering can be a source of service for others if we repent with Job and join Job and Jesus in a life of prayer for others.
1. What struck you about the message today?
2. Reflect on Job’s realization and acknowledgement that he is dust and ashes (Job 42:6). How does it help a believer to remember they are just dust?
3. Compare Job’s response (Job 42:1-6) to God and the blind man‘s response (Mark 10:46-52) to Jesus. What do they have in common? How can their responses direct the way we live our lives?
4. What does it say about Job, that he would pray for and care for his friends who had so badly advised him?
5. How does repentance, changing your mind to see the world the way God sees it, prepare a person for service to others?
6. Look at Hebrews 7:23-28. What does it reveal about Jesus’ role and how we can trust Him?
7. Both Job and Jesus are shown as people praying for others. Who in your life is God calling you to pray for?
8. What is God leading you to do based off these truths?
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 4(October 28)
Monday: Job 42:1-17
Tuesday: Mark 10:46-52
Wednesday: Psalm 51
Thursday: Hebrews 7:23-28
Friday: Hebrews 12:7-11