LESSON NOTES

Genesis 32

Genesis 32:1-2 - As an indication of God’s approval and blessing upon Jacob he sends his angels to appear to him.  When Jacob was fleeing Esau, God sent these angels to appear to him at Bethel (Gen. 28:12).  God does this for Jacob to remind him that He is his...

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Genesis 31

Genesis 31:1-3 - The sons of Laban became more and more vexed that Jacob continued to prosper.  What was thought to be a shrewd deal on their father’s part was now becoming a disaster in their eyes.  Their flocks were not reproducing as well now that Jacob was not in...

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Deuteronomy 13

Deuteronomy 13:1-2 Moses instructs Israel how to be alert to false teaching that would be brought to them. God made provision for His people to be instructed through prophets that He would send to them. These prophets would authoritatively instruct His people...

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Genesis 30

Genesis 30:1-2 - Rachel who was forced to wait to marry her husband because of her father and Laban’s conspiracy now has to deal with the humiliation of not being able to have children.  It would be disappointing enough just to be barren but imagine the agony as you...

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Deuteronomy 12

Deuteronomy 12:1-4 In this section Moses instructs Israel that there is only one way that Israel might worship God.  Chapter 5-11 contain general stipulations of the covenant as well as motivation for keeping the commands of God. Here Moses becomes more specific on...

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Genesis 29

Genesis 29:1-6 The next 3 chapters of Genesis chronicle Jacobs 20 years away from the land of promise.  When Jacob flees his brother, he is about 75 years old.   The boys were 40 when Esau married the Canaanite women.  Jacob’s son Joseph was born 18 years after he...

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Deuteronomy 11

Deuteronomy 11:1-4 The first part of this chapter calls Israel to love God and lists reasons why. Flowing from that love is the motivation Israel needed to obey God.  We all need motivation in order to be able to be the holy people God has called us to be.  In verses...

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Genesis 27 (No audio available)

Genesis 27:1-5 - Despite the obvious lack of discernment and spiritual dullness demonstrated by Esau, Isaac still wants to impart the blessing of the first born on Esau.  In most commentaries Jacob is characterized as a liar, a deceiver, a usurper, a lover of money,...

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Genesis 28 (No audio available)

Genesis 28:1-5 Isaac in the meantime has repented of his actions and taking now the counsel of his wife Rebekah. Isaac gives Jacob his sincere blessings and charges him to marry a woman from one of their own relatives and not from the Canaanites as Esau had done.  The...

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Deuteronomy 10

Deuteronomy 10:1-2 In response to the prayer of Moses, God told him to cut again two tablets of stone like the ones that were broken. He is told to bring them up to the Lord on Mt. Sinai. He was also told to make an ark of wood. This is referring to the ark of the...

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