Saturday, April 12, 2014

Job Stays Faithful to God
This week we are learning about Job. There is so much to learn from Job. He was faithful no matter what happened to him. There are several printables today, including a fill-in-the-blank for the kids to list the before and after things that Job had. And, there is a song with visuals, too!
Lesson: Today our lesson is found in Job 1 & 2, 42. It is in the middle of the Old Testament, right before Psalms. Job lived in UZ. He was faithful to God.
Click here to download the before and after visuals of Job and his blessings.
Job had 7 sons and 3 daughters. He also had 7000 sheep, 3000 camels, 500 oxen, 500 female donkeys and a very large household.
One day, Satan told God that the only reason Job was faithful was because he had so much and he had an easy life. So, God told Satan that he could do anything to Job, except lay a hand on him.
Soon after, a servant came to Job and told him that while the oxen were plowing and the donkeys were eating beside them, the Sabeans came and took them and killed all the servants except for him. 
While that servant was talking, another came and told Job that a fire came from heaven and burned up the sheep and those servants, all except for the one that came to talk to Job.
While the servant was talking, the Chaldeans took the camels and killed all the servants, except for… the one talking to Job.
Again, while that servant was talking, another came and told Job that all his children were eating a meal and a great wind came and killed everyone, except for the servant talking.
Job stood up and tore off his robe and shaved his head. He fell to the ground and said "The Lord gives and He takes away, blessed be the name of the Lord." No, Job didn’t get angry and shout at God for his misery!
Now, Satan told God that Job was faithful because those things (servants, animals his children) that were taken away didn’t hurt him physically. So, God said Satan could do what he wanted except kill Job. (2:7)
We purchased this pot and broke it! My husband used this for a visual when he taught the teen class about Job and I used it for this lesson. The kids loved it!
The first thing Satan did was put painful boils all over Job, from his feet to the top of his head. (2:7) Job used a broken pot to scrape himself!

Then, Job’s wife starts telling Job to curse God because of what’s happening to him. Job told her that sometimes there’s good in life and sometimes there’s bad and Job did not curse God or sin.
When his 3 friends came to see Job, they didn’t even recognize him! They ate with Job for 7 days and nights and didn’t even talk! They did talk after that and Job stayed faithful and didn’t blame God.
But Job did have questions for God. (38:1) and God answered Job out of a whirlwind. Job said “I know You can do anything (42:2)
When Job prayed for his friends, God gave Job back all that Job had lost, He even doubled it! (42:10) God blessed the last days of Job and gave him (42:1212-13):
Click here to download the before and after visuals of Job and his blessings.
14,000 sheep
6,000 camels
1,000 oxen
1,000 female donkeys
7 sons & 3 daughters
There were not any women more beautiful in the land than Job’s daughters.
Job lived 140 years after that.
I printed this worksheet and we filled in the blanks as we talked about Job.
Click here to print the Fill-In-The-Blank worksheet.
The second picture is the answer sheet which can also be used as a teacher's visual. Click here to print the answer sheet.
Ok, anybody that knows me, knows I can't sing. But, I woke up singing this one morning! I told my husband we had to wait to do our errands because I had to write it down before I forgot it! He just laughed and said OK! That was months ago, and I still like it! So, anyway, here is a song for Job with visuals. Just click on the picture to print it.
Click on the above picture to download and print today's worksheet.
Bible Verse: In all this Job did not sin nor charge God with wrong.  Job 1:22 (NKJV)
Click on the above picture to download and print today's Bible verse and teacher's Bible verse visual.
Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson.
Used by permission.

The pictured visual aids you see are free here.  (Original publisher)


  1. Thank you for making this! What perfect timing, as I'm preparing for a preschooler class on Job in a few months, and there seems to be a real lack of resources for the wisdom literature portion of the Bible. Thank you for all these great ideas, songs, and worksheets!!!

  2. thank you so much this is very helpful for my class

  3. Great resources! Thank you so much.... Poor Job, always feel kinda sorry for him........
    Pinning!! Happy Easter to you and yours…. :)
    “hugs” Crystelle
    Crystelle Boutique

    1. Thank you Crystelle! I think about Job a lot when I feel like I have too any problems to handle! It's a great reminder life isn't that bad!

  4. what a great resource! Thanks for linking up with The Thoughtful Spot!

    1. Thank you Dianna! I appreciate the comment and thanks for hosting!

  5. Thank you so much for sharing this Debbie! Happy Easter!
    Thank you for stopping by the Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop this week. We hope to see you drop by our neck of the woods next week!

    1. Thanks for stopping by Jill! I appreciate you hosting each week!

  6. Thank you for the time and effort you put into your work and for sharing it!

    1. Thank you for the nice comment! I appreciate you stopping by!

  7. August 7, 2014 , I began having difficulty printing the lessons, etc. has something changed?
    Erlene. I greatly appreciate your lessons.

  8. Thank you for sharing such great resources. My church is small in number and I just took on the children's class and I have found your site very helpful. May God richly bless you for the help in preparing my Sunday School Lessons for my small class.

    1. Thank you for the comment! I started this blog because I taught at a very small congregation for 25 years, until we moved. It was tough affording material and I started making my own, I liked it better and so did the kids!

  9. Thank you so much for sharing your lesson plan and also where you got your free illustrations. You were very helpful in preparing my lesson to teach on Job.

  10. Thank you for this lesson plan! I will be using it for our Children's story during Divine hour at our church! Continued blessings to all!!

  11. What a special gift of grace you are sharing here. I love the artwork. I had coffee with a friend, recently, and we were talking about how our daughters draw during the service and we'd love them to share them with the world. Your pictures remind me of that. ;)

  12. Job was entrusted with suffering - not my favorite thing (Nor his) but we get to show off the grace of God when we do.

  13. Thank you so much for these materials. Like others who commented, there is not much available for teaching children on Job. These visuals will help my preschoolers understand the story much better and will make it easier for me to teach!

  14. Thank you... iam very much sure that my Sunday school students will be blessed with the sincere efforts of yours. May you be blessed more for being a blessings

  15. I was so happy to come across your lesson on Job through Pinterest. I am teaching about the faithfulness of Job in Sunday school with our little ones and this is such a wonderful resource. Thank you for sharing your time and talents for the Lord through your blog. God bless you.


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