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Life-Changing Teaching

Mountainview is committed to providing life-changing teaching that is drawn from the Bible. We believe that practical teaching is one of the keys to developing spiritual maturity.

The Life of Job

While Job is best known for his patience, his example models the kind of life God blesses. In this survey of the book of Job, we will find God-centered principles that will grow and mature our faith still today. Each message will be based out of a passage in Job.

The purpose of this series is to draw encouragement and guidance from the example of Job.

June 4-5: Who Was Job? — Jody L. Owens

The purpose of this first message is to introduce Job, both the book and the person. It serves as a narrative and biographical, providing the necessary background for the series.

Job 1:8-12 … 8 Then the Lord said to Satan, “Have you considered my servant Job? There is no one on earth like him; he is blameless and upright, a man who fears God and shuns evil.” 9 “Does Job fear God for nothing?” Satan replied. 10 “Have you not put a hedge around him and his household and everything he has? You have blessed the work of his hands, so that his flocks and herds are spread throughout the land. 11 But now stretch out your hand and strike everything he has, and he will surely curse you to your face.” 12 The Lord said to Satan, “Very well, then, everything he has is in your power, but on the man himself do not lay a finger.”

June 11-12: When You Want to Quit — Matt Cass

If you think you’ve been tempted to give up, then certainly Job had every opportunity and reason to give up, too. Just when he thought it couldn’t get any worse, it did. But the good news is that God never gave up on Job — and he won’t give up on you either. Job experiences God’s blessing because he doesn’t quit.

Job 42:10-17 … 10 After Job had prayed for his friends, the Lord restored his fortunes and gave him twice as much as he had before. 11 All his brothers and sisters and everyone who had known him before came and ate with him in his house. They comforted and consoled him over all the trouble the Lord had brought on him, and each one gave him a piece of silver and a gold ring. 12 The Lord blessed the latter part of Job’s life more than the former part. He had fourteen thousand sheep, six thousand camels, a thousand yoke of oxen and a thousand donkeys. 13 And he also had seven sons and three daughters. 14 The first daughter he named Jemimah, the second Keziah and the third Keren-Happuch. 15 Nowhere in all the land were there found women as beautiful as Job’s daughters, and their father granted them an inheritance along with their brothers. 16 After this, Job lived a hundred and forty years; he saw his children and their children to the fourth generation. 17 And so Job died, an old man and full of years.

June 18-19: Make the Most of Your Life — Dan Hettinger

Even while Job was enduring tremendous suffering, he didn’t make excuses or blame anyone else. God is not looking for excuses but for hearts that are completely his. People who spend their life making excuses are essentially wasting their lives. The tragedy is that God wants so much more for us.

June 25-26: The Financial Life of Job — Ken Hensley

The beginning of Job tells us about how all of Job’s materials possessions were stripped away. The end of the book is about how God restored his blessing to Job. There are lessons to be learned in that. For one, Job knew that everything he had belonged to God and it was God’s right to do as he pleased. The three commitments are: to put God first, to get out of debt, and to choose generosity over greed.

Job 2:9-10 … 9 His wife said to him, “Are you still maintaining your integrity? Curse God and die!” 10 He replied, “You are talking like a foolish woman. Shall we accept good from God, and not trouble?” In all this, Job did not sin in what he said.

July 2-3: So You Think God is Speaking to You? — Ken Hensley

Job and his friends disagreed about why bad things were happening to Job. In the first two chapters, we find them talking a lot about God but not to God. Job 38:1-7 records God’s response. There are several ways we hear God’s voice. The best way is through his revealed Word, the Bible. He also speaks to us through the Holy Spirit, the church, and godly people.

Job 38:1-7 … 1 Then the Lord spoke to Job out of the storm. He said: 2 “Who is this that obscures my plans with words without knowledge? 3 Brace yourself like a man; I will question you, and you shall answer me. 4 “Where were you when I laid the earth’s foundation? Tell me, if you understand. 5 Who marked off its dimensions? Surely you know! Who stretched a measuring line across it? 6 On what were its footings set, or who laid its cornerstone — 7 while the morning stars sang together and all the angels shouted for joy?

July 9-10: Why Working Harder Won’t Work — Ken Hensley

Job’s friends are convinced they know exactly why Job is suffering: it’s because Job has done something wrong. In other words, he hasn’t been good enough to receive God’s blessings. In fact, he must have done something really wrong for these bad things to be happening. We would call that legalism — “do more and try harder and maybe then God will love you.” Fortunately, Jesus says, “God already loves you.

Job 4:1-9 … 1 Then Eliphaz the Temanite replied: 2 “If someone ventures a word with you, will you be impatient? But who can keep from speaking? 3 Think how you have instructed many, how you have strengthened feeble hands. 4 Your words have supported those who stumbled; you have strengthened faltering knees. 5 But now trouble comes to you, and you are discouraged; it strikes you, and you are dismayed. 6 Should not your piety be your confidence and your blameless ways your hope? 7 “Consider now: Who, being innocent, has ever perished? Where were the upright ever destroyed? 8 As I have observed, those who plow evil and those who sow trouble reap it. 9 At the breath of God they perish; at the blast of his anger they are no more.

July 16-17: Kids Camp/Community-Wide Worship — Ken Hensley

Our Kids Camp will conclude on Saturday evening during our 5:30 p.m. service. On Sunday is our annual Community-Wide Worship Service at 10 a.m. in Civic Green Park in Highlands Ranch. There will be no 9 a.m. or 10:45 a.m. service at the church.

July 23-24: Lean into God — Ken Hensley

We are a people of faith — not in ourselves but in God. We don’t have any faith that the world will magically correct itself. But we do have faith that God will never leave or forsake me.

Job 38:1-4 … 1 Then the Lord spoke to Job out of the storm. He said: 2 “Who is this that obscures my plans with words without knowledge? 3 Brace yourself like a man; I will question you, and you shall answer me. 4 “Where were you when I laid the earth’s foundation? Tell me, if you understand.

July 30-31: Wrapping It Up — Matt Cass

One of the lessons we learn from Job is how God used his experiences to change the way Job viewed other people. To develop the same view of people that God has will require four things to happen. First, we must see what God sees. Second, we must feel what God feels. Third, we must do what God says. Finally, we must celebrate like God celebrates

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