Jacob's true birthright is given by God who draws near.
Yesterday morning our kiddos learned:
- Jacob leaves, Esau rebels
- God confirms his covenant with Jacob
- Jacob commits his life to serving God
Where is Jesus?
Read John 1:43-51.
God came to Jacob in a dream of a ladder between earth and heaven. In the dream, God promised Jacob the same thing he had promised Jacob's grandfather Abraham - to bless all families of the earth through his offspring. This blessing refers to salvation through Jesus Christ.
In John 1, as we have already heard from Lance, Jesus lets us in on a little secret: He is the ladder of Jacob's dream! Jesus is the only way to cross from earth to heaven. Jesus made it possible for man to be forgiven and go to heaven to live with God. He is the One who made the way for us.
In the home
We are on week 18 in the Long Story Short family devotional (starting on page 117). Read the story yourself (Genesis 27-28) and retell it to your kids. I think this is another great week to connect the dots for our kids from the Old Testament into the New Testament. It is truly all about Jesus!
And I think it's pretty cool that we heard a sermon a couple weeks ago from Lance about this very topic in the gospel of John. His sermon, "Discipleship is Invitational" can be found below. Watch the whole thing of course, but to hear more about Jacob's Ladder fast forward to 25:30.
Memory Verse to be quoted THIS Sunday! (Oct. 1st)
September's memory verse is Psalm 145:8-9 and we are going to call on our kids THIS Sunday to quote it in our gathering. The highlighted portion below is what we'll be covering. Thanks for putting in the work to instill God's work in your little's heart. Praying God impresses His grace, His patience, His rich love, His goodness, and His compassion in hearts and minds of both parents and kids.