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Jacob: The LORD Watch Between Me and You

Genesis 31:22-55 Laban caught word that Jacob, along with his wives and children and servants and livestock, had left Haran and was headed for Canaan. Laban went in pursuit (a la Pharaoh after the Israelites leaving Egypt) and caught up…

Missions Reflections

Do you have any sense of being on Jesus’ mission?  This is the question Tim Rice asked us at the beginning of this year’s mission festival.  Makes me think.  Makes me think that I definitely should have a sense of…

Jacob: Return to the Land

Genesis 31:1-21 Laban and Jacob had a relationship that went from bad to worse. While Laban was growing in material prosperity and Jacob was materially weak and dependent upon his uncle, Laban was content, happy even. But, when Jacob’s prosperity…

Jacob: The Blessing of Prosperity

Genesis 30:25-43 God’s Will Is Mysterious Laban and Jacob had an odd relationship. They were uncle and nephew, father-in-law and sonin- law, as well as master and servant. The relationship was complicated by the fact that Laban had deceived and…

Jacob: Covenant Children

Genesis 29:31-30:24 God’s Will Is Mysterious God is sovereign over all people and all things. We know this to be true generally, but it does not mean that God reveals to us every aspect of His will. We may see…

Jacob: A New Struggle

Genesis 29:1-30 God’s Providential Care God had promised Jacob that He would be with him wherever he would go, and that He would bring him and his people back to the promised land. With that hopeful promise “Jacob went on…