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Jacob: Matters of Death

Genesis 35:16-29 The passage today marks something of a close to the Jacob cycle of the book of Genesis. It deals with matters of distress, dedication, defilement, defiance, division, and death. Beyond these it points us to hope. Distress or…

Jacob: A New Name

Genesis 35:1-15 Last week’s passage was a sobering reminder that sin and its effects are devastating. Jacob’s daughter was defiled by Shechem and his sons were defiled by what they did to Shechem and his city. Then God spoke into…

Jacob: If Possible, Live Peaceably with All

Genesis 33:18 – 34:18 In the previous passage Jacob and Esau met and reconciled, which is a testimony to the grace and faithfulness of God. A few years later, Jacob and his family moved “safely to the fields outside of…

Jacob: A Forgiving Embrace

Genesis 33: 1-17 Esau was coming, and 400 men with him. Jacob had prayed. Jacob had sent droves of gifts ahead to Esau. Jacob had divided his family up in the hopes of protecting as many as he could. Then…