The focus of this family time is to use five easy steps to teach our family that Job learned that God is all-powerful, sovereign, and good. When we face suffering, we can hope in God. God sent Jesus, the only truly innocent One, to suffer and die so that everyone who trusts in Him can have forgiveness and eternal life.
Learn the Memory Verse together and say it throughout the week to help your family remember and apply what they have learned.
Use this time to begin Family Worship Night and have fun!
Ask each person in your family these questions to learn more about each others:
- What are you most afraid of?
- What do you love about yourself?
- Describe your perfect day.
- What sort of things make you smile?
- Do you want to change the world? If so, how?
STEP 2. WORSHIP!
- Sing and have fun while worshiping then pray. Take a moment here to thank God for your family and your time together!!
STEP 4. DISCUSSION!
Use these questions and points to have a conversation with your children about the Bible story.
- Have you ever watched the news? If you read or watch the news, you will soon discover that most of the news is bad news. Sometimes all of this bad news can cause us to ask why God would allow so many bad things to happen and so many people to suffer. We are not the first to ask these important questions. When Job lost everything—including his family—this is basically what he asked.
- God answered Job, in part, by reminding him that He was all-powerful, always in control, and always good.
- Did Job understand what God was doing? No
- Job wanted to trust in who God is. Through all the suffering, while Job didn’t understand God correctly, did he ever turn away from God? No, In the end, God helped Job understand Him better and He gave Job everything he had lost—and even more.
- Romans 5:3-4 tells us that we can rejoice in suffering because “suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope…” Even when we don’t understand the suffering that is happening to us or someone else that we care about, Can we trust that God is good? Yes, He is good, He is present, and He is in control.
- When we face hard things in life, we can still trust in God and His plans. Need proof? Just think about the cross. At the cross, God used the ultimate pain and suffering to bring the ultimate Good News—our salvation from sin.
- What do you think Job learned about God? Job learned that God is all-powerful, sovereign, and good. When we face suffering, we can hope in God. God sent Jesus, the only truly innocent One, to suffer and die so that everyone who trusts in Him can have forgiveness and eternal life.
- God, help us always remember that You are in control. Help us to trust that You love us and have a plan for us—even when we face hard times. No matter what we face, help us to be faithful to You and to tell others about Your great love for us.