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Another Prosperous Patriarch — Pastor Lonnie D. Bell, Jr.
Sermon Series: Genesis
July 7, 2019
DEEP SHEET: Sermon Study Questions
1. Where else in Genesis have we seen the theme of material prosperity? Why is this an important aspect of God’s dealings with the Patriarchs in particular?
2. Discuss how Jacob and Laban respond differently to God’s blessings. How does Laban’s response give us insight into the unbelieving heart?
3. How does the first part of this passage help us to see that our good is for God’s glory? In what ways do you overlook this in your life?
4. How do Jacob and Laban serve as a picture of Christ and his people? What does it mean to say that all the blessings we receive are “spillover” from Christ?
5. How does Laban mistreat Jacob? What does the final outcome teach us about God’s work in our lives?
6. How does this passage free us up to love our enemies?
References: Genesis 28:15; 12:16; 24:35; 26:12-14; 28:13, 14; Romans 1:18; Genesis 31:10-12.