The Promise Endures / 03. The Promise Endures // 8. The Victims of Deception - Matt Carvel

03. The Promise Endures // 8. The Victims of Deception - Matt Carvel

This is yet another horrible story about how one man, not obviously walking with God, creates a messy family situation where everyone suffers. But these themes of identity, comparison, beauty, and desire find their contrast and fulfilment in the Gospel and how God deals with us.

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  • 10.The Promise Endures // 10. The 'What Am I Doing' Moment - Matt Carvel

    We’ve reached the point in the story where Jacob finally starts to take responsibility for his life. He tussles with Laban but he is trying to get home and properly provide for his family. In the...

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  • 09.The Promise Endures // 9. The Pursuit of Happiness - Stephen Dawson

    This story contrasts the placing of one's happiness in love and family versus placing it in the Giver of true happiness.

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  • 08.The Promise Endures // 8. The Victims of Deception - Matt Carvel

    This is yet another horrible story about how one man, not obviously walking with God, creates a messy family situation where everyone suffers. But these themes of identity, comparison, beauty, and...

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  • 07.The Promise Endures // 7. The Gateway to God - Matt Carvel

    Jacob's vision of a gateway to heaven points towards Jesus as the ‘door’ to God. Jesus is the revelation of God, but also the invitation to know Him and come into the promise of the family of...

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  • 06.The Promise Endures // 6. The Consequences of Yesterday - Stephen Dawson

    Sin is like a grenade, that when it goes off, has all kinds of impact. But God is gracious and happily associates with the dysfunctional family and has them in His family line as His ancestors and us...

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  • 05.The Promise Endures // 5. A Very Dysfunctional Family - Matt Carvel

    The very messy story of a very messy family. All the characters are bad in different ways and yet God’s blessings and promises endure. Ultimately, Jacob gets blessed because of grace and him...

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  • 04.The Promise Endures // 4. The Story of an Unremarkable Man - Stephen Dawson // Gen 26.12-35

    Isaac is named among the 3 patriarchs, but in reality, his story is pretty unremarkable. Anything of note in his life is just a repeat of what has been done before by Abraham. But God uses the...

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  • 03.The Promise Endures // 3. In the middle of the famine - Matt Carvel // Gen 26:1-16

    God blesses Isaac despite his circumstances (famine) and his sin. The cross is the ultimate example of God bringing blessing and forgiveness through adversity and through (and because of) sin.

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  • 02.The Promise Endures // 2. How a bowl of lentil stew changed history - Neville Jones // Gen 25.19-34

    Easu rejects his birthright for a bowl of lentil stew. But the revelation of the wonder of Christ is key to resisting the temptation to go after other things.

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  • 01.The Promise Endures // 1. A Journey of Faithfulness - Stephen Dawson // Genesis 24

    Both Abraham's servant and Rebekah are examples of faithfulness, pointing us to the true Faithful Servant who said, ‘not My will but Yours’
    We see how God orchestrates and works through...

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