Thursday: Repenting in Dust and Ashes
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Read Job 40:1–4 and Job 42:1–6. What was Job’s response to God’s revelation of Himself? Obviously Job was overwhelmed by what God had shown him. In fact, in Job 42:3, when he says, “ ‘ “Who is this who hides counsel without knowledge?” ’ ” (NKJV), he was simply repeating God’s first question to him. … [Click to read more …]

Out of the Whirlwind – Hit the Mark
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A dark storm is surrounded a single tree, but beams of light are coming down and shining upon it.

“Then the Lord answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said,” Job 38:1 This one verse from our lesson Out of the Whirlwind is so full of instruction that time will not allow for anything beyond that. The story of Job and his unexplained suffering is one we can all relate to on some level. While we may not … [Click to read more …]

Out of the Whirlwind – Teaching Plan
Michael Fracker

Key Thought: In the face of God, everyone is eventually wrong. Our ideas fade into insignificance, as He gives answers to our misdirected questions. Lesson 11, December 10, 2016 1. Have a volunteer read Job 38:1-4. a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is. b. … [Click to read more …]

HopeSS: Out of the Whirlwind
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You can view an in-depth discussion of “Out of the Whirlwind” in the Hope Sabbath School class led by Pastor Derek Morris. (Adobe Flash Player version.) A Youtube version of this week’s lesson at Hope Sabbath School is below. You can download the video, the MP3 audio, and the lesson outline from the HopeTV Sabbath … [Click to read more …]

Wednesday: The Wisdom of the Wise
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Let there be light

From our perspective today, it’s easy to look at the questions that God had asked Job and realize how little a man like Job, living thousands of years ago, could understand about the created world. It wasn’t until the A.D. 1500s, for instance, that humans (at least some of them) finally understood that the motion … [Click to read more …]

Tuesday: The Lord as Creator
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Christ as Creator

Read Job 38:4–41. What questions does God ask Job, and what is the purpose of those questions? If Job expected some detailed explanation about why all these calamities happened to him, he didn’t get it. Instead, what he got was a flow of rhetorical questions contrasting the Lord in His creative might to the transience … [Click to read more …]

11: Out of the Whirlwind – Discussion Starters
Joyce Griffith

God Speaks. Where has God been in the discussion so far? Why do you think Job and his friends spent so much of their energy and talking time dealing with the nature of God when He’s not even participating in their discussion? Since God caused the events to happen that affected Job, why do you think … [Click to read more …]

Sunday: Out of the Whirlwind
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Creator: Jesus creating the world in seven days

Read Job 38:1. What happens here that is different from everything else in all the other dialogues? Suddenly and unexpectedly, the Lord now appears in the book of Job, the first time since Job 2:6—“And the LORD said to Satan, ‘Behold, he is in your hand, but spare his life’ ” (NKJV). Nothing really prepares … [Click to read more …]

Sabbath: Out of the Whirlwind
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Read for This Week’s Study: Job 38-39, John 1:29, Matt. 16:13, 1 Cor. 1:18–27, Job 40:1–4, Job 42:1–6, Luke 5:1–8. Memory Text: “ ‘Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth? Tell Me, if you have understanding’ ” (Job 38:4, NKJV). Whatever their differences, the characters in the book of Job had one … [Click to read more …]