Genesis - Jacob An Encounter with God

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The Book of Genesis Chapters 27-28 An encounter with God and Jacob starts a family This week:

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Genesis 27:34 NIV When Esau heard his father’s words, he burst out with a loud and bitter cry and said to his father, “Bless me—me too, my father!”

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Genesis 27:41 NIV Esau held a grudge against Jacob because of the blessing his father had given him. He said to himself, “The days of mourning for my father are near; then I will kill my brother Jacob.”

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THE ENCOUNTER Jacob's Dream, Raffaello Sanzio (Raphael) - 1519

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Genesis 28:10-22 NIV Jacob’s Dream at Bethel 10 Jacob left Beersheba and set out for Harran. 11 When he reached a certain place, he stopped for the night because the sun had set. Taking one of the stones there, he put it under his head and lay down to sleep. 12 He had a dream in which he saw a stairway resting on the earth, with its top reaching to heaven, and the angels of God were ascending and descending on it…

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Genesis 28:10-22 NIV 13 There above it stood the Lord, and he said: “I am the Lord, the God of your father Abraham and the God of Isaac. I will give you and your descendants the land on which you are lying. 14 Your descendants will be like the dust of the earth, and you will spread out to the west and to the east, to the north and to the south. All peoples on earth will be blessed through you and your offspring. 15 I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go, and I will bring you back to this land. I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you.” …

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Genesis 28:10-22 NIV 16 When Jacob awoke from his sleep, he thought, “Surely the Lord is in this place, and I was not aware of it.” 17 He was afraid and said, “How awesome is this place! This is none other than the house of God; this is the gate of heaven.” 18 Early the next morning Jacob took the stone he had placed under his head and set it up as a pillar and poured oil on top of it. 19 He called that place Bethel, though the city used to be called Luz…

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Genesis 28:10-22 NIV 20 Then Jacob made a vow, saying, “If God will be with me and will watch over me on this journey I am taking and will give me food to eat and clothes to wear 21 so that I return safely to my father’s household, then the Lord will be my God 22 and this stone that I have set up as a pillar will be God’s house, and of all that you give me I will give you a tenth.”

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THE ENCOUNTER ‘A certain place’ Jacob's Dream (Raphael) 1519

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THE ENCOUNTER ‘A certain place’ Jacob's Dream (Raphael) 1519 ‘A dream’

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THE ENCOUNTER ‘A certain place’ Jacob's Dream (Raphael) 1519 ‘A dream’ ‘A stairway’

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THE ENCOUNTER God Speaks: Jacob's Dream (Raphael) 1519

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THE ENCOUNTER God Speaks: Jacob's Dream (Raphael) 1519 ‘The God of Abraham and Isaac’

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THE ENCOUNTER God Speaks: Jacob's Dream (Raphael) 1519 ‘The God of Abraham and Isaac’ The promise reaffirmed

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THE ENCOUNTER God Speaks: Jacob's Dream (Raphael) 1519 ‘The God of Abraham and Isaac’ The promise reaffirmed The commitment to be with Jacob

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THE ENCOUNTER How does Jacob respond? Jacob's Dream (Raphael) 1519

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THE ENCOUNTER How does Jacob respond? Jacob's Dream (Raphael) 1519 With awe: He was afraid and said, “How awesome is this place! This is none other than the house of God; this is the gate of heaven.” Genesis 28:17

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THE ENCOUNTER How does Jacob respond? Jacob's Dream (Raphael) 1519 With awe: He was afraid and said, “How awesome is this place! This is none other than the house of God; this is the gate of heaven.” Genesis 28:17 With a memorial: Early the next morning Jacob took the stone he had placed under his head and set it up as a pillar and poured oil on top of it. He called that place Bethel, though the city used to be called Luz. Genesis 28: 18-19

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THE ENCOUNTER Is Jacob bargaining with God? Jacob's Dream (Raphael) 1519

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JACOB STARTS A FAMILY Jacob marries Leah and Rachel Jacob works for Laban Jacobs children * Father of the 12 Tribes of Israel Jacob’s flocks increase Jacob flees from Laban

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