Job

JOB

Objectives:

  1. Students should be able to tell the story of Job – his losses and his struggle with Satan.
  2. Students should know that Job did not curse God.

Possible Lesson Plan:

  1. Open with prayer.
  2. Scripture reference: the book of Job. Instead of reading the whole book in class, an impossible task, try a summary reading. Assign the parts of Lord, Satan, Job, Eliphaz, Bildad, Zophar, and Elihu. The teacher can be the narrator. Have the appropriate student read these passages in this order to summarize the book:

Narrator – 1:1-4, 6           Lord – 2:2a                             Bildad – 18:2-4

Lord – 1:7a                       Satan – 2:2b                            Job – 19:1-7, 21-22

Satan – 1:7b                      Lord – 2:3                               Zophar – 20:4-9

Lord – 1:8                         Satan – 2:4-5                           Job – 27:5-6

Satan – 1:9-11                   Lord – 2:6                               Narrator – 32:1-6

Lord – 1:12                       Narrator – 2:7,11-13               Elihu – 33:8-28

Narrator – 1:13-20            Job – 12:4                                Lord – 38:1-12,40:1-2

Job – 1:21                          Eliphaz – 15:12-16                  Job – 40:3-5

Narrator – 1:22, 2:1           Job – 16:1-3                            Lord – 40:7-14

                                                                                          Job – 42:1-6

                  End with everyone reading Job 42:10-12

 

  1. Learning Game: Quotations – Write several well-known quotes from Job on index cards. Now tear each card in half and hide one half around the room before class. After reading the Scripture, give each student a card and see if he can find the other half.

 

  1. Discussion: Job centers on suffering. What did Job suffer? Who caused his suffering? Why did he suffer? Did that mean he was a bad man? Did his friends help him? How or how not? How would you have felt if they’d been your friends? Why did Job decide he wanted to die? Was that a good decision? Why or why not? List some forms of suffering today or some people or groups of people who are suffering on the board. Why is there so much suffering in the world? How could God allow this suffering? What can we do to bring hope to those who suffer? What is the worst suffering you have experienced? How did you survive?

 

  1. Make a “Job Egghead”: Take a raw egg for the head. Poke holes in both ends and blow over a bowl until the egg is emptied. Decorate a sad face with markers, yarn, etc. Use half a pipe cleaner in the upper hole for a hanger. Leave the egg on its “chin” in an egg carton for a week to drain; wipe clean.

 

  1. Close with prayer. Pray specifically for those who are suffering that the students listed.