Sermon Notes

Job 1                                   July 20, 2014

The Seven Habits of Highly Joyful

People: Choose to Praise

Pastor Scott Suskovic


I. God on Trial

Confirmands: Do you think God was “guilty?”


II. Job: A Case Study in Suffering

A. The story of Job

B. The counsel of his wife and friends

C. Job’s response

1. Did not sin with his lips

2. Requested a trial with God


III. The Lesson

A. First: Be honest with God. He knows it already

1. Job’s emotions

2. “Thou he slay me, yet will I trust him.” (13:15)

3. The final scene at Auschwitz

B. Second: God’s answer

1. Not a plan but a person

2. Choosing to trust and praise

IV. Conclusion

A. Freedom School: “Something inside so strong.”

B. What is that “something” inside?

“I know, I know, I know that my Redeemer lives, and that at the last day he will stand upon the earth and after my skin has been   destroyed, then in my flesh I shall see God.”


Confirmands: Summarize the sermon