Genesis 35

Preacher: Rev Gavino Fioretti

Reading: Genesis 35

Text: Genesis 35: 3 Then let us arise and go up to Bethel, so that I may make there an altar to the God who answers me in the day of my distress and has been with me wherever I have gone. (ESV)

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Introduction:

  1. Biblical truthfulness:

The failings of God’s people:

The sufferings of God’s people:

  1. Biblical headship:

The centrality of the family:

The need for instruction:

The simplicity of witnessing:

The impact of an example:

The role of worship:

  1. Biblical blessings:

God’s answering:

God’s presence:

God’s protection:

God’s appearance:

God’s power:

God’s commitment:

Genesis 34

Preacher: Rev Gavino Fioretti

Reading: Genesis 34

Text: Genesis 34: 5 Now Jacob heard that he had defiled his daughter Dinah. But his sons were with his livestock in the field, so Jacob held his peace until they came. (ESV)

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Introduction:

  1. Jacob’s surroundings:

Sexual immorality:

Personal interests:

False pretence:

  1. Jacob’s family:

Sexual immorality:

Deception:

Cruelty:

Hypocrisy:

  1. Jacob’s response:

Sorrow:

Fear:

Judgment:

  1. Jacob’s God:

Patient:

Faithful:

Unchangeable: God says through his prophet Malachi: For I the Lord do not change; therefore you, O children of Jacob, are not consumed.

Genesis 33

Preacher: Rev Gavino Fioretti

Reading: Genesis 32

Text: Genesis 33: 4 But Esau ran to meet him and embraced him and fell on his neck and kissed him, and they wept. (ESV)

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Introduction:

Unnecessary fears:

Answered prayers:

Ongoing work:

Christlikeness:

  1. Leadership:

He precedes the family:

He protects the family:

  1. Humility:

His kneeling:

His speaking:

  1. Generosity:

His gifts:

His insistence:

  1. Spirituality:

Thankfulness:

Worship:

Genesis 32: 22 – 32

Preacher: Rev Gavino Fioretti

Reading: Genesis 32

Text: Genesis 32: 30 So Jacob called the name of the place Peniel, saying, “For I have seen God face to face, and yet my life has been delivered.” (ESV)

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Introduction:

  1. God’s testing:

Inappropriate time:

A long time:

For future time:

  1. God’s sovereignty:

He touches Jacob:

He renames Jacob:

He blesses Jacob:

  1. God’s restraint:

He limits his power:

He grants his favour:

  1. God’s favour:

His coming:

His delay:

His expectation:

Genesis 32: 1 – 21

Preacher: Rev Gavino Fioretti

Reading: Genesis 32: 1 – 21

Text: Genesis 32: 9 – 12 And Jacob said, “O God of my father Abraham and God of my father Isaac, O Lord who said to me, ‘Return to your country and to your kindred, that I may do you good,’ I am not worthy of the least of all the deeds of steadfast love and all the faithfulness that you have shown to your servant, for with only my staff I crossed this Jordan, and now I have become two camps. Please deliver me from the hand of my brother, from the hand of Esau, for I fear him, that he may come and attack me, the mothers with the children. But you said, ‘I will surely do you good, and make your offspring as the sand of the sea, which cannot be numbered for multitude.’” (ESV)

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Introduction:

  1. Jacob’s meeting:

God’s angels:

God’s initiative:

God’s knowledge:

God’s encouragement:

  1. Jacob’s fear:

His past behaviour:

His obedience:

His brother:

His messengers:

His unbelief:

His God:

  1. Jacob’s wisdom:

Towards his family:

Towards his brother:

Towards his God:

  1. Jacob’s prayer:

The true God:

The will of God:

The mercy of God:

The faithfulness of God:

The help of God:

Genesis 31: 42

Preacher: Rev Gavino Fioretti

Reading: Genesis 31

Text: Genesis 31: 42 If the God of my father, the God of Abraham and the Fear of Isaac, had not been on my side, surely now you would have sent me away empty-handed. God saw my affliction and the labour of my hands and rebuked you last night.” (ESV)

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Introduction:

  1. Caring God:

Present: (vv. 3-4)

Seeing: (vv. 12; 42)

Protective: (vv. 7; 24)

Provider: (v. 16)

Pardoning:

  1. Covenant God:

The God of Bethel: (v. 13)

The God of Abraham: (v. 53)

The Fear of Isaac: (v. 53)

  1. Revealing God:

Himself: (v. 13)

His will: (v. 3)

His doing: (v. 8)

His Angel: (vv. 11-13)

Genesis 30: 25 – 43

Preacher: Rev Gavino Fioretti

Reading: Genesis 30

Text: Genesis 30: 25 – 43 As soon as Rachel had borne Joseph, Jacob said to Laban, “Send me away, that I may go to my own home and country.….. (ESV)

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Introduction:

  1. Jacob’s desire:

Caused by his difficulties:

Deepened by his family:

Revealed his faith:

  1. Jacob’s father-in-law:

His recognition:

His meanness:

His superstition:

His rebuke:

  1. Jacob’s attitude:

Spiritual:

Wise:

Obedient:

Vindicated:

  1. Jacob’s God:

His sovereign control:

His common grace:

His special interest:

Genesis 29: 31 – 30: 24

Preacher: Rev Gavino Fioretti

Reading: Genesis 29: 31 – 30: 24

Text: Genesis 30: 1 When Rachel saw that she bore Jacob no children, she envied her sister. She said to Jacob, “Give me children, or I shall die!” (ESV)

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Introduction:

  1. Worldliness:

Polygamy:

Unfairness:

Slavery:

Superstition:

  1. Envy:

Their husband:

Their maids:

Their children:

  1. Grace:

Interest:

Children:

Acknowledgment:

Patience:

Genesis 29: 1 – 30

Preacher: Rev Gavino Fioretti

Reading: Genesis 29: 1 – 30

Text: Genesis 29: 14 and Laban said to him, “Surely you are my bone and my flesh!” And he stayed with him for a month. (ESV)

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Introduction:

God’s providence:

God’s faithfulness:

God’s discipline:

God’s order:

  1. Exemplary family:

Submission:

Affection:

Service:

Love:

  1. Sinful family:

Selfishness:

Deception:

Abuse:

Division:

  1. Needy family:

Biblical principles:

Biblical fathers: Families need fathers that love and care for their children and in laws.

Biblical love: If Laban had loved his daughters as Jacob did Rachel

Biblical model: God’s ordinance

Biblical God: God is never mentioned here. Abraham’s servant was constantly referring to God. Laban and Jacob do not.