In our journey through the book of Genesis on Sunday mornings, we have just completed the “Jacob cycle.” Though Jacob continues to play an important role to the end of the book, from here on out, the focus shifts to Jacob’s sons. This portion of Scripture is particularly precious to me, because I have always identified with Jacob more than any other biblical figure. He is a crooked, self-absorbed schemer who makes a train wreck of his own and his family’s lives when left to himself, even years after following after God. Often, Jacob’s unregenerate brother Esau is a more likable and sympathetic character. And yet, Jacob is a man whose life is caught up in the grace and love of God from before he ever drew a breath. It is this relentless grace of the covenant Lord that calls, disciplines, matures, wrestles, breaks, and ultimately leads this wayward son all the way home. There is so much to learn here from this OT prodigal as we follow after Christ; you can listen to the messages below.
Deception and God’s Plan Genesis 27:1-28:9
A Dazzling Display of Covenant Grace Genesis 28:10-22
The Discipline of God’s Covenant Children Genesis 29:1-30:24
Exodus! God Rescues His Covenant Children from Exile Genesis 30:25-31:55
Encountering God: Broken and Blessed Genesis 32-33
The Tragic Results of Half-Hearted Obedience Genesis 33:18-34:31
Covenant Renewal Genesis 35:1-37:1