Job 19.25-27 Follow Up February 27, 2017

On Sunday we looked at Job’s beautiful profession of faith as he spoke about his knowledge and confidence that his redeemer lives. In the midst of all of Job’s questions and complaints, we get a glimpse of a man of God who still remembers the basics of what he knows about his God. When we suffer we too should focus on what we know about God. We need to remember what we know.

Here are some discussion questions: Job 19.25-27 Notes.

 

-Pastor Nathan Hogan

Job 8-9 Follow Up February 20, 2017

In the book of Job we see Job struggle with understanding God’s justice as he suffers and responds to the criticisms of his friends. Job’s friend, Bildad, has no category for innocent suffering in his view of God’s justice, and Job seems to overshadow God’s justice with his view of God’s sovereignty which makes God unsympathetic to Job’s plight. Both of these approaches do not provide the answers Job needs. As we struggle with God’s justice, and as we help others who struggle, we want to be able to avoid both of these errors.

Here are the notes from Sunday: Job 8-9 Notes.

 

-Pastor Nathan Hogan

Job 4-7 Follow Up February 13, 2017

In Job 4-7 Eliphaz, the first of Job’s friends, comes to Job with a message about his horrendous suffering: you reap what you sow. Eliphaz believes that all personal suffering is a direct result of an individual’s sin. In Sunday’s sermon we saw that Eliphaz did come to Job with a partial truth: some suffering is a result of one’s foolish and sinful choices in life. However, this does not explain all suffering, and it definitely did not explain Job’s suffering. Through Eliphaz, Satan used half-truths and biblical language to tempt Job to deny the Lord. Job stands firm and continues to turn from the false message of his friends, to the Lord.

Here are the discussion questions from Sunday: Job 4-7 Notes.

 

-Pastor Nathan Hogan

Job 3.1-26 Follow Up February 6, 2017

This last Sunday we studied the third chapter in the book of Job which contains Job’s lament in the midst of his suffering. Job shows how dark and painful his suffering really was. We learned that we are called to have compassion on those who suffer and lament in such a way. The dark suffering of this text also points us to Jesus who endured the darkness of God’s judgment against sin for us.

Here are some discussion questions: Job 3.1-26 Notes.

 

-Pastor Nathan Hogan