SERIES: Shelter in Grace
MESSAGE: When Sheltering Is a Problem
SPEAKER: Skip Heitzig
SCRIPTURE: Job 9

MESSAGE SUMMARY
Staying cooped up in our homes has uncovered lots of underlying problems. Some are dealing with depression and their own identity, while others are struggling in their marriage relationships, having so much time with each other. As Job’s losses turned into prolonged suffering, he too struggled with deep issues, two of which we deal with today.

STUDY GUIDE
Connect Recap Notes: May 3, 2020
Speaker: Skip Heitzig
Teaching: "When Sheltering Is A Problem"
Text: Job 9

Path

Staying cooped up in our homes has uncovered lots of underlying problems. Some are dealing with depression and their own identity, while others are struggling in their marriage relationships, having so much time with each other. As Job's losses turned into prolonged suffering, he too struggled with deep issues, two of which Pastor Skip deals with in this message.

  1. The Problem of Righteousness (vv. 1-8, 14-15)
    1. God Is Perfect
    2. I Am Imperfect
  2. The Problem of Remoteness (vv. 32-33)
    1. I'm Just a Man
    2. I Need a Mediator
  3. The Solution to Both
    1. To the Problem of Righteousness (Romans 3:21-23)
    2. To the Problem of Remoteness (1 Timothy 2:5)
Points

The Problem of Righteousness (Job 9:1-8, 14-15)The Problem of Remoteness (Job 9:32-33)The Solution to BothPractice

Connect Up: In theology, the unchanging perfection of God is called immutability. God's character is unchangeable, from holiness to love; since God is absolutely perfect, He cannot change for the better in any way. Norman Geisler said, "There are things God cannot do, namely, He cannot act contrary to His immutable nature." Use the following passages to understand God's immutability: Numbers 23:19; 1 Samuel 15:29; Hebrews 6:18, 13:8; James 1:17. What do these passages tell us about God's unchanging nature? How does God's immutability apply to Jesus as the second person of the Godhead?

Connect In: How can we be good friends to those who are suffering hardship during these times? Use the following verses to discuss who you can apply them to, and how: Job 2:11, 16:20-21; Proverbs 17:17, 18:24, 27:17; and Colossians 3:12-14 (consider Job's friend's ministry of presence).

Connect Out: It's been said the church should be a hospital for sinners, not a museum for saints. How would you explain Pastor Skip's final two points to a non-believer? How would you use the Bible to explain the following?

OUTLINE


  1. The Problem of Righteousness (vv. 1-8, 14-15)

    1. God Is Perfect

    2. I Am Imperfect

  2. The Problem of Remoteness (vv. 32-33)

    1. I’m Just a Man

    2. I Need a Mediator

  3. The Solution to Both

    1. To the Problem of Righteousness (Romans 3:21-23)

    2. To the Problem of Remoteness (1 Timothy 2:5)


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