Mayer Life Group Lessons

Explore the Bible – Job; Ecclesiastes

(Proper reverence for God as the central focus of life)

Bible study and exploration – Summer 2021  (13 weeks)

Notes: The Book of Job leads us to grapple with the question: Do we love God for who He is or for what we can get from Him? If we love Him only for what He gives us and not for who He is, then we’re serving ourselves, not Him. It’s been said we don’t know that God is all we need until God is all we have. Job, who lost everything, reminds us that the Giver—not the gifts—is all we need.

The Book of Ecclesiastes likewise grapples with a weighty question: What’s the meaning of life? The writer of Ecclesiastes, who gained everything this life has to offer, shows us the futility and meaninglessness of life when it is lived apart from God as its central focus. Both Job and Ecclesiastes are complex books that ask deep questions and ultimately enable us to see afresh our need for the gospel of Jesus Christ.

All of this points to our need of Jesus and the life He offers. He came so that we can have life that is abundant and eternal (John 3:16; 10:10). Right now, He is waiting for you.


Lesson TitleCore PassagesLesson DateTeacher
1.Faith Tested(Job 1:8-22)6-06-21Jim
2.Hope Defined(Job 14:1-14)6-13-21 Jim
3.Redemption Found(Job 19:19-29)6-20-21 Jim
4.Wisdom Gained(Job 28:12-28)6-27-21 Jim
5.Justice Sought(Job 36:8-23)7-04-21Bob
6.Power Displayed(Job 40:1-14)7-11-21Craig
7.Dependence Declared(Job 42:1-11)7-18-21Craig
8.What’s the Use?(Ecclesiastes 2:12-26)7-25-21Bob
9.What Time Is It?(Ecclesiastes 3:1-15)8-01-21Mark
10.Why Listen?(Ecclesiastes 4:13 – 5:7)8-08-21Mark
11.Where Is the Balance?(Ecclesiastes 7:11-22)8-15-21Bob
12.Facing Death?(Ecclesiastes 9:1-10)8-22-21Mark
13.What Is Life About?(Ecclesiastes 12:1-14)8-29-21Craig



     Job and Solomon learned some important lessons that can help us today. As we study these two Bible books, we will focus on these timeless truths and the hope found through faith in God and in His redemptive work. May God help us remain faithful to Him in all things.