Illness and stress can cause a host of emotional, spiritual, and physical problems. We can all identify with the plight of Job at some time in our lives, whether it is poor health, family problems, a career failure, or some other personal struggle. These valleys have a way of challenging our faith in God's provision and guiding hand.
This five-session course will challenge you to address a variety of questions about health: How does God use pain and suffering in the lives of his children? How do we deal with the stresses of life without letting them negatively affect our health? Is it biblical to define prosperity as physical health, material wealth, or earthly success? What can the church do to answer these questions and help those in poor health?
Living Without Health and Wealth
Thinking through the theology of health and wealth
Matthew 8:5–13; 19:16–26; Mark 5:25–34; 10:46–52; 12:41–44; Luke 6:20–21, 24–25; 12:22–34; 17:11–19; 2 Corinthians 12:7–10; 1 Timothy 6:3–10; 3 John 2
Living with Disabilities
Disabilities among us present challenges to our attitudes, ambitions, and Christian faith.
2 Samuel 9:1–11; Job 19:21–27; Luke 7:1–10; 9:37–43a; Philippians 2:1–4; 3:7–14
Living with Stress
How can we channel stress to work for God's glory and our good?
Joshua 1:1–18; Esther 4:6–17; Matthew 14:3–23; Romans 8:28; 2 Corinthians 11:22–12:10; Philippians 4:4–9
Living with Transparency
How would it affect our spiritual, physical, and emotional life if Christians were honest, transparent, and authentic about their trials?
Psalm 46; Romans 7:15–25; 2 Corinthians 1:3–11;12:7–10; 1 Peter 4:1–19
Living with a Good Night's Sleep
What is sleep deprivation doing to our health?
Exodus 31:12–18; Psalm 4:3–8; 127:1–2; Proverbs 3:21–26; Mark 2:23–28; Philippians 4:6–7
Living with God When It Hurts
Learning from Job
Job 1:6–12; 13:15; Daniel 10:2-5, 11–14; Romans 8:19; Ephesians 3:7–12; Philippians 1:20; Hebrews 12:4–13
Total number of pages - 68 pages