September 19, 2010 – Morning Worship

Monday Genesis 47
What is this “episode” about? Why was this important for Israel?  For us?

Tuesday Genesis 15; 47:4, 9; Acts 7:2-16; 1 Pet. 2:9-12
The patriarchs as God’s chosen people were sojourners and pilgrims, what does that mean for us in the church today?  How ought we to live in light of that truth?

Wednesday Genesis 47:11-12, 27-31; Ps. 39; Jeremiah 29:1-14
How is this psalm appropriate for us to pray? What does living by hope as sojourners and exiles look like?  What do we learn about it from Jacob and his family?

Thursday Genesis 22:15-18; 47:7-12; Romans 12:9-21; 1 Peter 3:8-9
Why does Jacob bless Pharaoh?  How does this blessing come true in Gen. 47 (see vss. 25-27)?  What does this mean for us?

Friday Genesis 47:27-31; Hebrews 11
Why does Jacob make Joseph swear to return his bones to Canaan?  What does living by faith as sojourners and exiles look like for us?

Saturday Psalm 146; Luke 4:1-28
How was Jesus a sojourner and exile in his own land?  Why is this so important for us?  How does it transform the way we relate to the world around us?