The Face of God: Grace, Wrestling, and Reconciliation Text: Gen. 33:1-11 …And Jacob said, “No, please, if I have now found favor in your sight, then receive my present from my hand, inasmuch as I have seen your face as though I had seen the face of God, and you were pleased with me. Please,…

We recently finished our Sunday School series on the book of Genesis. It took up 30 weeks, but that’s actually a pretty quick pace when you remember that Genesis is 50 chapters long! The series has been very rewarding, and the classes have been full of great conversation. I couldn’t put everything on our website,…

(About a month and a half ago, I left a series on the character of Jacob hanging. I promised to continue with it, and despite the lag, I’m making good on it. This is also a continuing installment from our Sunday School discussions.) One of the more lively discussions that has come up in our…

During our Sunday School time at Christ Church, we’ve been working our way through the book of Genesis. We are just about to wrap up the life of Jacob, which takes up a very large portion of Genesis. Chapters 27-35 all have to do with Jacob’s life, but he actually first appears in chapter 25…

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As we continued our Genesis Sunday School series last week, we got to chapter 24 and the introduction of Rebekah. The notes for the class are here. There’s a lot to be said about this chapter, but as a Bible teacher what I’m most struck by is a) how long it is, and b) the…

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Our Genesis Sunday School class covered chapter 22 yesterday, the narrative where God tells Abraham to sacrifice Isaac. Here is the outline. This story is chock full of challenging, fascinating, and inspiring things. First, the fact that God would even ask for a human sacrifice should make us ask a few questions, and as I…

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Yesterday, in our Genesis Sunday School, we covered the judgment on Sodom found in Genesis 19. You can see the outline here. There are a few interesting things to note about this story in Genesis. First, it’s probably mostly invoked these days in the debates over homosexuality, and there’s certainly a long tradition of associating…

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We’ve been having some great discussions during our Sunday School time each week at church. We are currently studying the book of Genesis, and I thought it would be helpful to put our weekly outlines here on the website. I might even give some extra comments and reflections each week. But we’re already about halfway…

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