September 22, 2019: Jacob and God Wrestle, Struggle, and Blessing

Discussion Questions

Do you enjoy wrestling and roughhousing?  Why or why not?

Describe a time you felt like you were struggling with God?

When have you (or have you) experienced blessing as a result of or in the aftermath of a struggle?  Describe that experience.

Acting on the Word

Find someone you have reason to believe is struggling and in need of a blessing and give them the blessing card you received today.  (We plan to have a supply available each week, so feel free to do this more than once!)

Daily Readings

Sunday:          Genesis 32:22-30          Jacob wrestles with God

Monday:       Genesis 33:1-17            Jacob and Esau Meet
Tuesday:       Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28   Joseph Sold into Slavery

Wednesday:  Genesis 41:1-36            Joseph Interprets Pharaoh’s Dream
Thursday:     Genesis 41:37-46          Joseph’s Authority

Friday:          Genesis 42:1-13            Joseph’s Brothers in Egypt

Saturday:      Genesis 45:1-20            Jacob and sons invited to Egypt

 Where do you see blessing in these stories?  Struggle?  How is God at work?

NOTE:  The Joseph story is best read in its entirety. You may find it helpful to read through it all, not just the pieces listed above.

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