Sibling Rivalry

by Feb 25, 2020Genesis, Study, Women

Abraham and Sarah have gone to their rest, and the scene shifts to Isaac and his offspring. Isaac and Rebekah raise a family like many families­one full of friction and favoritism. This week we will be introduced to one of the most famous sibling rivalries of all time-that of Jacob and Esau, the twins who begin their struggle for supremacy even before they emerge from the womb. And we’ll confront again the truth that God’s chosen servants are fragmented and flawed, that we might know our salvation “depends not on human will or exertion, but on God, who has mercy” (Rom. 9:16).

Deaths of Jacob and Joseph (Men)

Hebrews 11:21 says, “By faith Jacob when he was dying, blessed each of Joseph’s sons, and worshiped as he leaned on the top of his staff.” How do you think Jacob’s blessings constituted an act of faith? We know from Chapter 50 verse 20 what Joseph believes about how...

Deaths of Jacob and Joseph

Hebrews 11:21 says, “By faith Jacob when he was dying, blessed each of Joseph’s sons, and worshiped as he leaned on the top of his staff.” How do you think Jacob’s blessings constituted an act of faith? We know from Chapter 50 verse 20 what Joseph believes about how...

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Joseph Over Egypt

Last week we saw Joseph, the favored son, sold into slavery by his brothers. We watched as he patiently endured trials, fled from temptations, and ultimately rose to great power as a result of God's faithfulness. This week Joseph's brothers come back on the scene....

Joseph in Egypt (Men)

This week we will tum our attention to Joseph, Jacob/Israel's favorite son. We'll watch once again as sibling rivalry tears apart God's chosen family, and we'll trace God's hand in the life of a faithful servant, a life marked by patient endurance of suffering and...

Joseph in Egypt

This week we will tum our attention to Joseph, Jacob/Israel's favorite son. We'll watch once again as sibling rivalry tears apart God's chosen family, and we'll trace God's hand in the life of a faithful servant, a life marked by patient endurance of suffering and...

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Calling & Covenant

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