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Your Name Is Israel
The series finale! In our final installment we see Jacob broken (literally) and remade as God’s covenant man. On his way home, while fearing Esau, another encouraging encounter with Yahweh, like the one at Bethel, solidifies his calling and identity as Abraham and Issac’s heir to the great promise of land and descendants. And following Jacob’s night of intense combat, Israel is born! Jacob’s story is not over, but he is, at last, God’s man!
Jacob’s life of struggle continues. By this time, we are not surprised. His sister-wives and many children, and especially their feuding, are adding to his struggle. Furthermore, Laban’s consistent dishonesty and manipulation drive Jacob to a difficult but unavoidable decision: he must leave Padan Aram and return to his homeland, though risking death at the hands of Esau! Incredibly, through this giant and relatable mess, the children of Israel are on the verge of becoming a nation…
The Lair of the Liar
Jacob finds himself, freshly encouraged by the promises of Yahweh, arriving in the land of the eastern people. Things start well enough, but quickly take an unexpected turn for the worse. Jacob the deceiver finds himself on the receiving end of a cruel deception. Of course, we’ve all been lied to and we’ve all lied, so, once again, there’s a great deal here to learn and apply for us.
From Pillow to Pillar
We’ve all heard the saying, “between a rock and a hard place.” More than just hearing it, we’ve all been there! Jacob was also there, big time. In fact, his situation was so dark and difficult that he had to use a rock for a pillow! Here’s another well-known saying that applies well to this part of Jacob’s story, “it’s always darkest before the dawn.” In the darkest part of Jacob’s story, Yahweh shows up in a profoundly revelatory way. The story of “Jacob’s ladder” is actually the story of “Jesus’ ladder,” as we will see in this presentation.
The Faking of a Man
Jacob’s life contains many of the best-known stories in all of Scripture, and this study looks at one of them: Jacob’s deception of his aging and visually-imparied father, Isaac, under the enthusiastic advisement of his mother, Rebekah. Jacob’s choice to trick his father and deceitfully secure the coveted blessing will change his life forever. For the modern reader, there’s a great deal to learn and personally apply from this ancient story.
No Soup For You
Two brothers, two personalities, two nations, one pot of stew. In this well-known story of conflict, Jacob secures the long-treasured birthright from his elder brother, but has he really obtained it? Does he even understand it? The Bible says that, “Esau despised his birthright” (Genesis 25:34). This is true, but as we’ll see in this study, so did Jacob!
Thank you so much, Ty and David, for this series. I’ve read Galatians before but never studied it in-depth or understood some of the confusing places. I’ve learned so much and fallen in love with this book- more the Jesus of this book- and been so blessed, challenged, and encouraged by GOSPEL. Needed this and am sharing with others. Grateful and sending prayers up for your ministry 🙏🏻🙏🏻
This talk has given me hope that there is a next generation that will take our church to model Christ and His actions to our world that needs it so desperately!
My heart aches for the hurts I see in the children I work with each day and my individual efforts seem so limited in the scope of the issue she speaks about. But she gives me hope that I am not alone.
The abuse of women and girls and the churches lack of response to those great needs, she addresses head on! She is not unkind, but she is assured in her calling us out to be what Christ was while He walked this earth. To get our hands dirty in the help of every day suffering!
I have heard her speak before, and she is one reason I strongly support women in ministry. She shares a perspective that only a female can fully share. Our society is different now, and it desperately needs to hear women like her sharing their God given voices in the messages placed upon their hearts.
Thank you for blessing me today and may God sustain you as you move forward in following what He has called you to say and do.