Rev. Dustin Beck studies Genesis 32:1-21 regarding how Jacob is again met with angels, the “saints and archangels” that will inhabit the new creation, trusting in God’s promises, Jacob’s gifts for Esau, and what Jacob thinks is happening next versus what God has in store for him.
Rev. Timothy Appel studies Genesis 31:25-55 regarding the beginning of the end of Jacob’s story, Laban’s genuine/hypocritical accusations against Jacob, mockery of idolatry, boiling over of tensions between Laban and Jacob, and how the LORD protects and even enriches His people in the midst of oppression.
Rev. Harrison Goodman studies Genesis 31:1-24 regarding leaning into God’s gifts, how covetousness affects our daily bread, the 4th commandment and vocation to others, how Jacob is a type of Christ, and how to see Jesus in this text.
Rev. Dr. Adam Filipek studies Genesis 30:24-43 regarding how this chapter fits into the larger Genesis narrative, what’s with the Divination, why Jacob’s prosperity matters for us, and why the sheep produce spotted and speckled progeny (and why that matters).
Rev. Sean Kilgo studies Genesis 29:1-30 regarding marriage, adultery, polygamy, the “bride-price”, and chastity.
Rev. Shawn Linnell studies Genesis 27:41-28:9 regarding false repentance, how the 4th and 5th Commandments are related, what it means to tempt God, 8th Commandment charity, how God provides through His promises, a blessing versus a wish, and the importance of virtuous marriage.
Rev. Dr. John Bombaro studies Genesis 24:50-67 regarding the great story of all scripture (and how it’s all about Jesus), the meaning of names, the work of the Holy Spirit, the lineage of Jesus, and historical settings of the Bible.
Rev. Adam Koontz studies Genesis 24:15-51 regarding how a man chooses a wife, why this story seems unattainably quaint, the urgency of God’s promises, forming families that last, and how this is this only successfully monogamous marriage among the patriarchs.