Things You Can Use / Oct 01, 2018
Note to the Teacher
In this section, God is showing Satan that Job will be loyal, faithful, and true by allowing Satan to test Job and discover if he would be faithful. When bad things happen to good people, it can be disorienting and bring on questions of why God would allow these things. Job’s story is one answer to that question.
|Time||Description of Activity|
|Through the simple use of some exercises, students will be reminded of what it takes to build up endurance in muscles. It takes practice, training, testing, pushing, and some pain. Yet, as we exercise and become more fit, it does get easier. This is a simple way to explain sanctifying grace. This is the grace that God uses to grow our faith, the grace he gives as we learn how to remain faithful and mature in our faith.|
1. Ice Breaker
Solve the riddles:
In our scripture today, we begin to study the story of a man who had something happen to him that was a mystery. It disoriented and confused him, but it also tested his endurance.
2. Read Scripture Job 1:1, 2:1-10
Set up what has happened in Job 1:2-22 so that students understand that Job has already lost so much.
Connect to activity:
Just like we need to work our muscles and push them, test them, and break them down to build them, the same is true of our faith. It isn’t always easy to see, but sometimes when things come our way that we can’t explain, we have the opportunity to remain faithful to God to see what He is teaching us.
4. Activity and Discussion:
Take this lesson to the next level by getting muscles involved using the activity Pushups, Sit Ups, and the Book of Job from the Youthworker Collective: (http://www.youthworkercollective.com/push-ups-sit-ups-planks-and-the-book-of-job)
Close in the manner that is typical for you. Consider taking joys and concerns from the students, then ask for a volunteer to close in prayer.
- Space to complete the activity.