The Journey - April 13, 2019

Esther and Job

Teacher: Gordy Gates

Esther

Listen to the book of Esther from BibleGateway: ESV, KJV, MSG, NIV

  • Why would a book that does not mention God be in the Bible?
  • Do you see God at work in this story through "coincidences"?
  • Are Mordecai and Esther examples of how to live a holy life?

Short Outline of the Books of Esther from the Today's English Version:

  • Esther becomes queen (1:1 – 2:23)
  • Haman’s plots (3:1 – 5:14)
  • Haman is put to death (6:1 – 7:10)
  • The Jews defeat their enemies (8:1 – 10:3)

Job

Listen to the book of Job from BibleGateway: ESV, KJV, MSG, NIV

  • What... Why would God allow Satan to afflict Job?
  • What are Job's friends assumptions about God and justice?
  • What are Job's assumptions about God and justice?
  • Is Job's vantage point a problem in understanding God?

Short Outline of the Books of Job from the Today's English Version:

  • Prologue (1:1 – 2:13)
  • Job and his friends (3:1 – 31:40)
    • Job’s complaint (3:1-26)
    • The first dialogue (4:1 – 14:22)
    • The second dialogue (15:1 – 21:34)
    • The third dialogue (22:1 – 27:23)
    • In praise of wisdom (28:1-28)
    • Job’s final statement (29:1 – 31:40)
    • The speeches of Elihu (32:1 – 37:24)
  • The Lord answers Job (38:1 – 42:6)
  • Epilogue (42:7-17)
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