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Sunday Theme Message Scripture Special Events
1/6/13 Finding Hope Why are We Here, Where are We Going, How Do You Fit in? Romans 15:2
1/13/13 Hope in Our Sufficient Savior Jesus is Superior in Every Way Hebrews 1:1-14
1/20/13 Hope in Our Sufficient Savior Jesus Deserves your Attention Hebrews 2:1-8 Sanctity of Human   Life
1/27/13 Hope in Our Sufficient Savior Jesus Can Soften Your Heart Hebrews 3:1-19
2/3/13 Hope in Our Sufficient Savior Jesus Can Give You Rest Hebrews 4:1-5
2/10/13 Hope in Our Sufficient Savior Jesus Can Give You Hope Hebrews 5:10 Valentine’s Day
2/17/13 Hope in Our Sufficient Savior Jesus Can Help You Draw Near to God Hebrews 7:1-28
2/24/13 Hope in Our Sufficient Savior Jesus Offers You a Better Promise Hebrews 8:1-13
3/3/13 Hope in Our Sufficient Savior Jesus Shed His Blood for You Hebrews 9:1-28
3/10/13 Hope  in Our Sufficient Savior Jesus Can Give You Confidence Hebrews 10:1-39 Daylight Savings begins;   Gideon Speaker
3/17/13 Hope in Our Sufficient Savior Jesus is Worthy of Your Faith Hebrews 11:1-40
3/24/13 Finding Hope Finding Hope from 5 Surprises at the Cross Matthew 27:27 Palm Sunday
3/31/13 Finding Hope Finding Hope from Inside the Tomb Acts 2:1-42 Easter
4/7/13 Guest Speaker—Scott   Towers
4/14/13 Hope in Our Sufficient Savior Jesus Taught Us to Endure Hebrews 12:1-29 Camp Selah
4/21/13 Hope in Our Sufficient Savior Jesus Taught Us to Change Hebrews 13:1-25
4/28/13 Finding Hope in Handling Worry Worry Tears You Up Matthew 6:25
5/5/13 Finding Hope in Handling Worry Worry Makes You Small Matthew 6:25
5/12/13 Finding Hope in Handling Worry Worry Steals Your Hope Matthew 6:26, 28-30 Mother’s Day
5/19/13 Finding Hope in Handling Worry Worry Wastes You Time Matthew 6:27
5/26/13 Finding Hope in Handling Worry Worry Offends Your Father Matthew 6:26, 32 Memorial Day Weekend
6/2/13 Finding Hope in Handling Worry Worry Leads You Astray Matthew 6:32 Honor Graduates
6/9/13 Guest Speaker–Christopher Avell  
6/16/13 Finding Hope in Handling Worry Worry Turns Your Head Matthew 6:33-34 Father’s Day; Baby   Dedication
6/23/13 Finding Hope in Relationships 6 Words Every   Relationship Needs: #1 Grace Genesis 39:1-40:8
6/30/13 Finding Hope in Relationships 6 Words Every Relationship Needs: #2 Encouragement Ephesians 4:29 FOURTH OF JULY—5th Sunday at the Pavilion   following service
7/7/13 Finding Hope in Relationships 6 Words Every Relationship Needs: #3 Loyalty 2 Samuel 23:8-17
7/14/13 Finding Hope in Relationships 6 Words Every Relationship Needs: #4 Forgiveness Matt 18:15-35 Communion
7/21/13 Finding Hope in Relationships 6 Words Every Relationship Needs: #5 Transparency 1 John 1:1-2:2
7/28/13 Finding Hope in Relationships 6 Words Every Relationship Needs: #6 Perseverance Hebrews 10:32-11:2; 12:1-3
8/4/13 Finding Hope in the Promises of God Hope 1 Cor 10:13
8/11/13 Finding Hope in the Promises of God Finding Hope (or Ruin) in Becoming What We Worship  Isaiah 6
8/18/13 Guest Speaker—Mike and Carolyn Ballast (Missionaries) I Cor 1 VBS Sunday (Avalanche Ranch: A Wild Ride through God’s Word)
8/25/13 Finding Hope in the Promises of God Get in the Game Eph 4:11-16 Baptism & Family Night at PSR
9/1/13 Finding Hope in the God who Provides The Challenge of Hope Ruth 1:1-15 Labor Day
9/8/13 Finding Hope in the God who Provides The Contrast of Hope Ruth 1:16-22
9/15/13 Finding Hope in the God who Provides The Providence of Hope Ruth 2:1-13 Randy and Adena Wildman (Missionaries)Men’s Outing (9/21)– Robert Houk’s home
9/22/13 Finding Hope in the God who Provides The Provision of Hope Ruth 2:14-23 SYATP (9/25)
9/29/13 Finding Hope in the God who Provides The Adventure of Hope Ruth 3:1-13 5th Sunday—Harvest party at the Pavilion (Rides/camp fire, etc.); Shawn & Amanda (Missionaries); BCC 101 Class
10/6/13 Finding Hope in the God who Provides The Faithfulness of Hope Ruth 3:14-18 Communion
10/13/13 Finding Hope in the God who Provides The Resources of Hope Ruth 4:1-12 Columbus Day- 10/14
10/20/13 Finding Hope in the God who Provides The Prodigy of Hope Ruth 4:13-22 (10/19) Harvest Party at The Fethers.
10/27/13 Finding Hope in the Stewardship of   Life The Foundation of Stewardship Mark 12:1-12 Testimony
11/3/13 Finding Hope in the Stewardship of   Life The Stewardship of Giving Luke 19:11-27 Testimony
11/10/13 Finding Hope in the Stewardship of   Life The Stewardship of Serving 1 Cor 12:12-27 Veteran’s Day—11/11; Testimony
11/17/13 Finding Hope in the Stewardship of   Life The Stewardship of Commitment Joshua 24:14-28 Testimony
11/24/113 Finding Hope in the Stewardship of   Life The Stewardship of Thanksgiving Ps 107 Thanksgiving; Decorate Church
12/1/13 Finding Hope in our Eternal Home The Wonder of Your Eternal Home 2 Cor 5:1-21 HOPE;Advent Scripture– Isaiah; Communion
12/8/13 Finding Hope in our Eternal Home Bowing Down Wisely Ps 95:6 PEACE; Advent Scripture– Micah 5:2, 4-5; Children’s Program
12/15/13 Finding Hope in our Eternal Home The Beauty of Your Eternal Home Rev 21 JOY; Advent Scripture– Isaiah 9:6 -7
12/22/13 Finding Hope in our Eternal Home The Gift that Overcomes Death 1 Cor 15:50-58 LOVE; Advent Scripture– Isaiah 52:7-10
12/24/13 Christmas Eve The Perfection of Heaven Ps 24:3-4
12/29/13 Preparing to Live by Preparing to Die 2 Kings 18:13-19 5th Sunday

God Who Disciplines with Grace (Genesis 27:1-28:22)

Mark Pitman, July 15, 2018
Part of the Abounding Grace series, preached at a Sunday Morning service

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Genesis 27:1-28:22

1And it came to pass, that when Isaac was old, and his eyes were dim, so that he could not see, he called Esau his eldest son, and said unto him, My son: and he said unto him, Behold, here am I. 2And he said, Behold now, I am old, I know not the day of my death: 3Now therefore take, I pray thee, thy weapons, thy quiver and thy bow, and go out to the field, and take me some venison; 4And make me savoury meat, such as I love, and bring it to me, that I may eat; that my soul may bless thee before I die. 5And Rebekah heard when Isaac spake to Esau his son. And Esau went to the field to hunt for venison, and to bring it. 6And Rebekah spake unto Jacob her son, saying, Behold, I heard thy father speak unto Esau thy brother, saying, 7Bring me venison, and make me savoury meat, that I may eat, and bless thee before the LORD before my death. 8Now therefore, my son, obey my voice according to that which I command thee. 9Go now to the flock, and fetch me from thence two good kids of the goats; and I will make them savoury meat for thy father, such as he loveth: 10And thou shalt bring it to thy father, that he may eat, and that he may bless thee before his death. 11And Jacob said to Rebekah his mother, Behold, Esau my brother is a hairy man, and I am a smooth man: 12My father peradventure will feel me, and I shall seem to him as a deceiver; and I shall bring a curse upon me, and not a blessing. 13And his mother said unto him, Upon me be thy curse, my son: only obey my voice, and go fetch me them. 14And he went, and fetched, and brought them to his mother: and his mother made savoury meat, such as his father loved. 15And Rebekah took goodly raiment of her eldest son Esau, which were with her in the house, and put them upon Jacob her younger son: 16And she put the skins of the kids of the goats upon his hands, and upon the smooth of his neck: 17And she gave the savoury meat and the bread, which she had prepared, into the hand of her son Jacob. 18And he came unto his father, and said, My father: and he said, Here am I; who art thou, my son? 19And Jacob said unto his father, I am Esau thy firstborn; I have done according as thou badest me: arise, I pray thee, sit and eat of my venison, that thy soul may bless me. 20And Isaac said unto his son, How is it that thou hast found it so quickly, my son? And he said, Because the LORD thy God brought it to me. 21And Isaac said unto Jacob, Come near, I pray thee, that I may feel thee, my son, whether thou be my very son Esau or not. 22And Jacob went near unto Isaac his father; and he felt him, and said, The voice is Jacob's voice, but the hands are the hands of Esau. 23And he discerned him not, because his hands were hairy, as his brother Esau's hands: so he blessed him. 24And he said, Art thou my very son Esau? And he said, I am. 25And he said, Bring it near to me, and I will eat of my son's venison, that my soul may bless thee. And he brought it near to him, and he did eat: and he brought him wine, and he drank. 26And his father Isaac said unto him, Come near now, and kiss me, my son. 27And he came near, and kissed him: and he smelled the smell of his raiment, and blessed him, and said, See, the smell of my son is as the smell of a field which the LORD hath blessed: 28Therefore God give thee of the dew of heaven, and the fatness of the earth, and plenty of corn and wine: 29Let people serve thee, and nations bow down to thee: be lord over thy brethren, and let thy mother's sons bow down to thee: cursed be every one that curseth thee, and blessed be he that blesseth thee. 30And it came to pass, as soon as Isaac had made an end of blessing Jacob, and Jacob was yet scarce gone out from the presence of Isaac his father, that Esau his brother came in from his hunting. 31And he also had made savoury meat, and brought it unto his father, and said unto his father, Let my father arise, and eat of his son's venison, that thy soul may bless me. 32And Isaac his father said unto him, Who art thou? And he said, I am thy son, thy firstborn Esau. 33And Isaac trembled very exceedingly, and said, Who? where is he that hath taken venison, and brought it me, and I have eaten of all before thou camest, and have blessed him? yea, and he shall be blessed. 34And when Esau heard the words of his father, he cried with a great and exceeding bitter cry, and said unto his father, Bless me, even me also, O my father. 35And he said, Thy brother came with subtilty, and hath taken away thy blessing. 36And he said, Is not he rightly named Jacob? for he hath supplanted me these two times: he took away my birthright; and, behold, now he hath taken away my blessing. And he said, Hast thou not reserved a blessing for me? 37And Isaac answered and said unto Esau, Behold, I have made him thy lord, and all his brethren have I given to him for servants; and with corn and wine have I sustained him: and what shall I do now unto thee, my son? 38And Esau said unto his father, Hast thou but one blessing, my father? bless me, even me also, O my father. And Esau lifted up his voice, and wept. 39And Isaac his father answered and said unto him, Behold, thy dwelling shall be the fatness of the earth, and of the dew of heaven from above; 40And by thy sword shalt thou live, and shalt serve thy brother; and it shall come to pass when thou shalt have the dominion, that thou shalt break his yoke from off thy neck. 41And Esau hated Jacob because of the blessing wherewith his father blessed him: and Esau said in his heart, The days of mourning for my father are at hand; then will I slay my brother Jacob. 42And these words of Esau her elder son were told to Rebekah: and she sent and called Jacob her younger son, and said unto him, Behold, thy brother Esau, as touching thee, doth comfort himself, purposing to kill thee. 43Now therefore, my son, obey my voice; and arise, flee thou to Laban my brother to Haran; 44And tarry with him a few days, until thy brother's fury turn away; 45Until thy brother's anger turn away from thee, and he forget that which thou hast done to him: then I will send, and fetch thee from thence: why should I be deprived also of you both in one day? 46And Rebekah said to Isaac, I am weary of my life because of the daughters of Heth: if Jacob take a wife of the daughters of Heth, such as these which are of the daughters of the land, what good shall my life do me? 28:1 And Isaac called Jacob, and blessed him, and charged him, and said unto him, Thou shalt not take a wife of the daughters of Canaan. 2Arise, go to Padan-aram, to the house of Bethuel thy mother's father; and take thee a wife from thence of the daughters of Laban thy mother's brother. 3And God Almighty bless thee, and make thee fruitful, and multiply thee, that thou mayest be a multitude of people; 4And give thee the blessing of Abraham, to thee, and to thy seed with thee; that thou mayest inherit the land wherein thou art a stranger, which God gave unto Abraham. 5And Isaac sent away Jacob: and he went to Padan-aram unto Laban, son of Bethuel the Syrian, the brother of Rebekah, Jacob's and Esau's mother. 6When Esau saw that Isaac had blessed Jacob, and sent him away to Padan-aram, to take him a wife from thence; and that as he blessed him he gave him a charge, saying, Thou shalt not take a wife of the daughters of Canaan; 7And that Jacob obeyed his father and his mother, and was gone to Padan-aram; 8And Esau seeing that the daughters of Canaan pleased not Isaac his father; 9Then went Esau unto Ishmael, and took unto the wives which he had Mahalath the daughter of Ishmael Abraham's son, the sister of Nebajoth, to be his wife. 10And Jacob went out from Beer-sheba, and went toward Haran. 11And he lighted upon a certain place, and tarried there all night, because the sun was set; and he took of the stones of that place, and put them for his pillows, and lay down in that place to sleep. 12And he dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven: and behold the angels of God ascending and descending on it. 13And, behold, the LORD stood above it, and said, I am the LORD God of Abraham thy father, and the God of Isaac: the land whereon thou liest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed; 14And thy seed shall be as the dust of the earth, and thou shalt spread abroad to the west, and to the east, and to the north, and to the south: and in thee and in thy seed shall all the families of the earth be blessed. 15And, behold, I am with thee, and will keep thee in all places whither thou goest, and will bring thee again into this land; for I will not leave thee, until I have done that which I have spoken to thee of. 16And Jacob awaked out of his sleep, and he said, Surely the LORD is in this place; and I knew it not. 17And he was afraid, and said, How dreadful is this place! this is none other but the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven. 18And Jacob rose up early in the morning, and took the stone that he had put for his pillows, and set it up for a pillar, and poured oil upon the top of it. 19And he called the name of that place Bethel: but the name of that city was called Luz at the first. 20And Jacob vowed a vow, saying, If God will be with me, and will keep me in this way that I go, and will give me bread to eat, and raiment to put on, 21So that I come again to my father's house in peace; then shall the LORD be my God: 22And this stone, which I have set for a pillar, shall be God's house: and of all that thou shalt give me I will surely give the tenth unto thee. (KJV)

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