Week 2 Jacob

Jun 18, 2023    Erik Miller

Main Point: Through faith God gives us a new identity to live into.


1. What impacted you from the message this weekend? What challenged you or encouraged

you? What did you learn about the God’s character through the study of Jacob’s life.

2. Read Genesis 25:19-34. What were the circumstances surrounding Jacob and Esau’s birth?

What is the significance of their names?

3. What did Jacob get his brother to do? Why was was the birthright so important?

4. Read Genesis 27. This is a tragic account of deception, favoritism, and broken relationships.

What did Rebekah do to help Jacob? How did Esau react when he discovered he had lost his


5. How would you describe Jacob’s character at this point in the narrative?

6. Read Genesis 29:1-30:22. Who deceived Jacob in this section of the story? Under what

circumstances did Jacob marry Rachel and Leah?

7. What was the relationship like between Jacob, Rachel, and Leah? Why were children so

important? How did the names Leah gave her children change as she had more children?

8. Read Genesis 32:1-21. Why is Esau chasing Jacob? What is Jacob preparing to do?

9. Read Genesis 32:22-32. With whom was Jacob wrestling with? What is the outcome of the

struggle? How was Jacob marked by this encounter?

10. What is the significance of Jacob’s name being changed to Israel? What does Israel mean?

11. What is one thing you can do this week to put into practice what you learned in this message?