Some Lessons from Job – Teaching Plan
Michael Fracker

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Key Thought: The book of Job is complex, but what stands out is that it points us to our Redeemer, salvation, and a life of faith. Lesson 14 for December 31, 2016 1. Have a volunteer read Job 1:8-11. a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this … [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 …]

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 …]

Sabbath: The Character of Job
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Read for This Week’s Study: Job 1:1, Job 1:8; Job 29:8–17; Job 31:1–23; Exod. 20:17; Matt. 7:22–27; Matt. 5:16; Eph. 3:10. Memory Text: “Do you see that faith was working together with his works, and by works faith was made perfect?” (James 2:22, NKJV). In the midst of all the major issues touched on in … [Click to read more …]