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Job

To Remember: God stays with us through our problems

Vocabulary
  • sacrifice - to give up something for God
Lesson - Job 1, 2 , & 42
Outline of story:
  1. Satan challenges God and Job's faithfulness
  2. Job loses belongings and family but does not blame God
    1. oxen and donkeys slain
    2. fire destroys sheep
    3. camels stolen
    4. children (7 men, 3 women) killed
  3. Satan challenges God and Job again
    1. Job covered in boils
    2. wife abandons God
    3. friends come to comfort, but accuse him
  4. Job asks God why. God answers, who are you to question me?
  5. Job's family and belongings are restored in greater numbers than before.
SING: Jesus Loves Me, This is My Father's World
 
True or False
  1. God caused Job's suffering. F
  2. Job remained faithful to God. T
  3. All of Job's family died. F
  4. Job blamed God for his suffering. F (he questioned him).
  5. Satan succeeded in turning Job from God. F
  6. God rewarded Job's faithfulness. T
  7. We will have troubles in our life. T
  8. God will sustain us if we are faithful. T
Activities
  • Memory Work
    • Job 1:21 And said, Naked came I out of my mother's womb, and naked shall I return thither: the LORD gave, and the LORD hath taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD.
    • James 5:11 Behold, we count them happy which endure. Ye have heard of the patience of Job, and have seen the end of the Lord; that the Lord is very pitiful, and of tender mercy.
  • Worksheet: have students calculate how many camels, sheep, oxen and donkeys Job received from God at the end of the book of Job. Adjust the exercise to the age of the child. For preschoolers, put one donkey in one column and   two in the next. Have the students count the numbers. For grade-schoolers, have them compute multiplication exercises at their level, (e.g. 2 donkeys times 2 =?).
  • Musical Blessings: for each piece, name a blessing from God.
Review Questions for gameboard
 linguistic questions
  1. What sound does a sheep make? baaa
  2. Repeat this verse after me: Job 1:21 Job 1:21 And said, Naked came I out of my mother's womb, and naked shall I return thither: the LORD gave, and the LORD hath taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD.
  3. What book tells the story in the lesson? Job
  activity questions
  1. Sing a verse of "Jesus loves me"
  2. Act out one (or more) of the messengers delivering the bad news to Job.
  3. Draw an animal Job owned.
  emotion questions
  1. Which person in the lesson do you like the least?
  2. Describe some emotions Job must have felt. (sorrow, pain, disappointment, anger, isolation, betrayal, finally comfort, joy, peace)
  3. How did God feel about Job's questions?
application questions
  1. Who causes our suffering? Satan
  2. Who helps us through our suffering? God
  3. How should we react to suffering?  with patience, trust, and humility
fact questions
  1. What methods did Satan use to destroy Job's belongings. (fire, raiders, weather, foreign nations, disease)
  2. Who came to talk to Job?
  3. What did Job receive back from God?
review questions

  1. Name two things Job lost. (sheep, oxen, donkeys, camels, children, health)
  2. What quality is Job famous for? patience James 5:11
  3. Why do people suffer?

 

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