THIS SUNDAY SCHOOL OVERVIEW FEATURES HIGHLIGHTS OF THE LESSON EACH WEEK. BIBLICAL TRANSLATIONS WILL VARY, BUT THE MAIN RESOURCE WILL BE THE TOWNSEND PRESS SUNDAY SCHOOL COMMENTARY, 98th EDITION. THIS FEATURE IS DESIGNED TO BE OF HELP TO THOSE WHO CANNOT ATTEND THEIR LOCAL CHURCH AND/OR SUNDAY SCHOOL.
Lesson Title: JACOB FORMS A RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD Adult/Young Adult Topic: Finding Strength Printed Text: Genesis 28:10-22
Key Verse: Genesis 28:15 – NIV 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.
Source: Townsend Press Sunday School Commentary – 98th Edition, 2018-2019
UNIFYING LESSON PRINCIPLE: In the midst of human turmoil, we grow weary and can lose sight of the purpose for our lives. How can we escape the confusion in order to refresh and reorient ourselves to get back on track? God created an opportunity for the weary Jacob to reconnect with his spiritual mission and resources so that he could begin his life’s journey with renewed vigor.
CONCLUDING REFLECTION: The author seems to have one single message in this narrative: Nothing can spoil God’s plan to raise up a chosen people through whom He will save humanity.
PRAYER: Our heavenly Father, we pray that You would enlighten our hearts as to Your will for our lives. Give us the patience to wait on that which You have promised to us. Remove from us all feelings of jealousy, envy, and cunning in our dealings with one another. Help us to trust the plan You have put forward for our lives. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen