Table Talk: Week of September 17, 2017

Whether or not your children were able to make it to Sunday school, you can still engage them in this week’s story.  Please read the summary, look up the story online,  in your bible, or a children’s bible,  and begin the discussion.  Increasing your child’s biblical knowledge will be foundational in their faith development.  What a gift to provide a child.  Adults also reap the benefit of digging in deeper to these stories. 

Thanking God

This week, our Sunday School students reflected on the story of Job. Job was a very wealthy man, who loved and praised God, giving him thanks for all that he had, which please God. What was truly remarkable, however, is that Job praised God even when things didn’t go his way. Job lost his wealth, his family, and his friends, but he refused to blame God or renounce him. Job remained steadfast in his faith when tested by Satan, and for that God rewarded him.

We also need to remember during challenging times that God is with us then, just as he is during the good time.  We need be reach out to him and be grateful for his presence. God doesn’t promise a life without sorrow or hardship, he simply promises us that he will be with us throughout it all.

Table Talk Questions:

  1. What kind of hardships did Job endure? Why was he made to suffer so much
  2. How did Job’s family and friends response to his challenging times?
  3. Think about friends who’ve had a hard time, or are going through a hard time. Look at how you act with them. Are you being a good friend?
  4. Have you ever gone through a hard time? What got you through?
  5. Who did Job blame for all his problems? Who did he rely on?
  6. How did God reward Job for his steadfast faith?