A New Name

  • December 19, 2018
  • BY Eric Morse
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What’s the legacy you hope to leave to the next generation? What will people remember you for? We all hope our lives have meaning and impact beyond our death. In the conclusion of the series on the life of Jacob, we see Jacob receiving a new name from God. The story reveals important truths about … [Read More…] A New Name

Deceit and Disgrace

  • December 2, 2018
  • BY Eric Morse
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The realities of sin are brutal. In one of the most difficult passages in the Old Testament, we see the severe consequences of sin in our world. No sin is private; no sin is excusable; but no sin is unforgivable.   Genesis 34

Return Of The Brother

  • November 25, 2018
  • BY Eric Morse
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How do we find reconciliation in difficult relationships? Can we experience forgiveness after long periods of animosity? The greatest conflict we often see through human history is between family members. A similar story plays our here with Jacob and Esau. In this passage, we learn about finding grace in the process of reconciliation.   Genesis … [Read More…] Return Of The Brother

The Great Wrestling Match

  • November 18, 2018
  • BY Eric Morse
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What’s the defining moment of your life? How did that experience chart the course for the rest of your life? In this passage, we see the defining moment of Jacob’s life when he physically and spiritually wrestled with God. When we truly meet with God, we are never the same again.   Genesis 32:22-32

Shaking in His Sandals

  • November 11, 2018
  • BY Eric Morse
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Life is full of things that bring fear into our lives. If we don’t know how to handle fear, it can stop us in our tracks. How should we respond to fear? In this passage, we learn from the life of Jacob how to approach fear.   Genesis 32:1-21

Running Away To Home

  • November 4, 2018
  • BY Eric Morse
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Does our security reside in our own schemes or God’s wisdom? In this passage, we find Jacob and Laban scheming to outmaneuver each other. The narrative provides an important lesson: our security as people rests in the character of God, not the cleverness of our schemes.   Genesis 30:25-31:55

The Un-Ideal Family

  • October 28, 2018
  • BY Eric Morse
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Every family has some level of dysfunction, and Jacob’s family was no different. What can we learn from Jacob’s family dynamics? In this passage, we see the fulfillment of God’s promise for offspring despite the family conflicts. We also learn some important lessons about how God responds to our brokenness: God sees our pain, God … [Read More…] The Un-Ideal Family

An Old Fashioned Love Story

  • October 21, 2018
  • BY Eric Morse
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Have you ever struggled with God’s plan for you life? In this great love story, we see how God is directing the steps of Jacob and Rachel towards one another. We learn that God is faithful to guide those who love and follow after him. Genesis 29:1-30

Heaven Came Down

  • October 14, 2018
  • BY Eric Morse
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Have you ever seen something truly amazing? In this passage, Jacob experiences a dream where God shows him an important vision, reaffirming the covenant made with Abraham. We learn from Jacob how to worship God with our devotion.   Genesis 28:10-22

The Blessing Thief

  • October 7, 2018
  • BY Eric Morse
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When we do whatever it takes to get what we want, there are often consequences. In this passage, we see Jacob stealing Isaac’s blessing from Esau. We learn that we can’t let life’s disappointments excuse disobedience.   Genesis 27:1-28:9