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Introduction to Job

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This is the first of a five-week series on the book of Job. This sermon puts Job in context with the other wisdom books and frames the essential questions.

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Introduction to Job

  1. 1. www.gracelearning.org
  2. 2. 1. Look at the Big Picture 2. Zoom in on the opening scene.
  3. 3. Three Perspectives on Wisdom Proverbs Ecclesiastes Job
  4. 4. Three Perspectives on Wisdom Do good = the good life Do evil = pain and suffering The contract with God (see also Deuteronomy 30:11-20) Proverbs
  5. 5. Three Perspectives on Wisdom It’s all meaningless… There is a season, turn, turn, turn… Everything is dust in the wind… Ecclesiastes
  6. 6. Three Perspectives on Wisdom God is good and just Bad people suffer, good people don’t Job is good, Job suffers Job
  7. 7. Once upon a time, in the land of Uz… A long time ago, in a land far, far away…
  8. 8. GOD’S COURTROOM satan means accuser Like a prosecuting attorney Job only loves God because he lives the good life… Take it away and he’ll curse God.
  9. 9. Why do you love God? Do good = the good life Do evil = pain and suffering The contract with God (see also Deuteronomy 30:11-20) Proverbs
  10. 10. We love because he first loved us. 1 John 4:19 (NRSV)

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