Monday, March 4, 2013

Genesis 27 - 28; Lesson 22

John's study this week:
(In your own words, summarize passages into sentences. Goal of 12 – 15 sentences)

Genesis 27

1. Genesis 27:1 – 10 When Isaac was old he called on Esau to hunt game and prepare it the way Isaac likes it, and Rebekah, overhearing the conversation, begins to scheme on getting Isaac’s blessing for Jacob, so encourages Jacob to go to the family flock and bring her young goats to cook for Isaac the Isaac will give his blessing to Jacob and not Esau.
2. Genesis 27:11 – 13 Jacob questions the tactic of fooling Isaac because he and his brother feel different, and their father would know the difference, and, Jacob does not want to receive a curse for the deception, to which Rebekah says don’t worry, let the curse fall on me… do what I say.”
3. Genesis 27:14 – 24 So the deceit went down as designed with Jacob wearing his brother’s clothes, and masking his smooth skin covering hands and neck with goatskin, took the food to Isaac, lied to him, even let his father touch him, and Isaac even commented on Jacob’s voice not being Esau’s, and lied again when asked directly if Jacob was Esau.
4. Genesis 27:25 – 29 Isaac asked Esau (Jacob) for the food, and to kiss him, smelled Esau’s clothes and believed and blessed Esau (Jacob).
5. Genesis 27:30 – 34 The actual Esau then returned from hunting, prepared the food and presented it to Isaac, his father, who questioned who it was then realized that it was Jacob who had deceived him to which Esau cried out, “Bless me too, my father!”
6. Genesis 27:35 – 41 Isaac said that Jacob had been deceitful and taken Esau’s blessing which Esau now recognized that Jacob had taken both his birthright and now his blessing to which Isaac replied that he had made Jacob lord over Esau and the household to which Esau now held a grudge to the point of stating that as soon as Isaac was dead, he (Esau) would kill Jacob.
7. Genesis 27:42 – 46 Rebekah then sent Jacob, in obedience to Isaac, to her brother Laban home for protection, covering her tracks with Isaac by saying that Jacob should not marry a Canaanite / Hittite woman and saying her life would not be worth living if Jacob does so.

Genesis 28

8. Genesis 28:1 – 5 Isaac blessed Jacob but instructs him not to marry a Canaanite, but instead told him to travel to his mother’s family and take a wife from among the daughters of Laban blessing Jacob further to be fruitful and multiply until he becomes “a community of peoples.” which Jacobs then travels to.
9. Genesis 28:6 – 9 Esau, learning about all this then goes to uncle Esau and marries Mahalath, his daughter adding to the wives he already has.
10. Genesis 28:10 – 15 So Jacob leaves for Harran and during the night dreams he saw a stairway reaching to heaven and angels going up and down and above it stood the Lord who said “I am the Lord, the God of your father Abraham and the God of Isaac. I will give you and your descendants the land on which you are lying. Your descendants will be like the dust of the earth, and you will spread out to the west and to the east, to the north and to the south. All peoples on earth will be blessed through you and your offspring. I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go, and I will bring you back to this land. I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you.”
11. Genesis 28:16 – 19 When Jacob awoke he recognized how amazing the vision had been and erected his stone ‘pillow’ as a pillar, anointing it with oil and called the place Bethel.
12. Genesis 28:20 – 22 Then Jacob made a vow, saying, “If God will be with me and will watch over me on this journey I am taking and will give me food to eat and clothes to wear so that I return safely to my father’s household, then the Lord will be my God and this stone that I have set up as a pillar will be God’s house, and of all that you give me I will give you a tenth.”


(Summarize main groupings of thoughts. Goal of 2, 3 or 4 divisions. ID passages covered)

1. Genesis 27:1 – 46 Jacob’s deception gains Esau’s birthright and Isaac’s blessing, fulfilling God’s prophesy to Rebekah.

Application: What time are you spending trying to help God’s plan for your life?

2. Genesis 28: 1-9 Jacob receives Abraham’s blessing, through Isaac, and leaves home to find a wife.

Application: How are you showing your obedience to receiving God’s blessing for your future?

3. Genesis 28:10 - 22 Jacob meets the Lord in a vision vowing to serve Him, and calls the place Bethel.

Application: How are you honoring God’s messages to you?

Subject Sentence
(Summarizing the Divisions into one sentence – ten words or less):

Obedience to blessing yields personal relationship and worship with God.

(A main teaching point for the overall study of the passages):

TCTATS: To cause the audience to see that we are blessed in our obedience to God’s plan for us and that we are to worship God in such.

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