Thursday, March 17, 2011

Sunday Prep - Jacob

On Sunday we're going to take a look at the story of Jacob. When you get into his story you realise that he's a pretty mixed up guy, with character flaws in abundance, and yet God still wants to work in his life and change him. In fact he's a pretty good metaphor for every one of us!

It will really help you on Sunday if you already have a framework for his life, and some idea of the major events. Here are the key events we're going to be looking at on Sunday:

Gen 25:24-26 - the birth of Jacob and Esau
Gen 25:27-34 - Esau gives away his birthright to Jacob
Gen 26:7-10 - Jacob inherits his deceitful nature from his father
Gen 27 - Jacob steals Esau's blessing
Gen 28:10-19 - Jacob sees God in a dream
Gen 29:14-29 - Jacob marries Leah and Rachel
Gen 31:3 - God tells Jacob to go home
Gen 32:9-12 - Jacob asks God for protection from Esau
Gen 32:22-32 - Jacob wrestles with God and gets a new name
Gen 33:1-4 - Jacob and Esau reconciled

If that's all too complicated then just read Genesis chapters 25 to 34, which really won't take you that long!

Hope to catch you on Sunday.

Simon.

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