Sabbath: Some Lessons from Job
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Read for This Week’s Study: 2 Cor. 5:7, Job 1-2:8, Matt. 4:10, Matt. 13:39, John 8:1–11, Heb. 11:10, Heb. 4:15. Memory Text: “Indeed we count them blessed who endure. You have heard of the perseverance of Job and seen the end intended by the Lord—that the Lord is very compassionate and merciful” (James 5:11, NKJV). … [Click to read more …]

The Character of Job – Teaching Plan
Michael Fracker

Key Thought: Job, before his suffering, revealed a personality in harmony with God. He had high ethical values, personal integrity, and a heart for the poor. Lesson 13, December 24, 2016 1. Have a volunteer read Job 1:1, 1:8. a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this … [Click to read more …]

Friday: Further Thought – The Character of Job
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Further Thought: The Protestant Reformation reclaimed the great truth of salvation by faith alone. This truth was first intimated in the Word back in Eden itself (see Gen. 3:15) and then given fuller expression in the life of Abraham (see Gen. 15:6, Rom. 4:3) before being successively revealed in Scripture up through Paul. Yet, the … [Click to read more …]

HopeSS: The Character of Job
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You can view an in-depth discussion of “The Character of Job” 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 …]

Thursday: The Manifold Wisdom of God
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Earlier in the book of Job, amid the back and forth between the characters, Eliphaz the Temanite said to Job: “ ‘Is it any pleasure to the Almighty that you are righteous? Or is it gain to Him that you make your ways blameless?’ ” (Job 22:3, NKJV). That’s a very ironic question, given what … [Click to read more …]

The Day God’s Love Made the Universe Stand Still
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There is a saying, “kids who are loved at home come to school to learn. Kids who are not loved at home come to school to be loved.” Is it any different in Sabbath School? Is it also true that God’s children (ages 0-125) who know they are loved come to Sabbath school to learn, … [Click to read more …]

The Character of Job – Discussion Starters
Joyce Griffith

Light vs Darkness

The story of Job. That could be the title of this 42-chapter book in the Old Testament: The Story of Job. That is, Job the man. Job, facing the challenge of the world since sin took such a domineering role here. Job, wondering what is going on and what he can do about it, and how … [Click to read more …]

Tuesday: Heart and Eyes
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Heart follows eyes

At first glance, in the texts below, it could sound as if Job were bragging, as if Job were parading his holiness and virtue and good conduct before others. This attitude, of course, is precisely the kind that the Bible condemns (see Matthew 23). But that’s not what was happening here with Job. Again, it … [Click to read more …]