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The Gospel In Genesis: We Need A Blessing

July 14, 2019 Speaker: Joe Walser Series: The Gospel In Genesis

Topic: Biblical Passage: Genesis 27:1–27:46

Genesis 12:1–3 (ESV)
12 Now the Lord said to Abram, “Go from your country and your kindred and your father’s house to the land that I will show you. And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing. 3 I will bless those who bless you, and him who dishonors you I will curse, and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.”
Genesis 12:7 (ESV)
Then the Lord appeared to Abram and said, “To your offspring I will give this land.” So he built there an altar to the Lord, who had appeared to him.
HUNGER and SATISFACTION
Genesis 27
Genesis 27:4 (ESV)
HUNGER...
and prepare for me delicious food, such as I love, and bring it 
Genesis 27:7 (ESV)
to me so that I may eat, that my soul may bless you before I die.” Bring me game and prepare for me delicious food, that I may eat it and bless you before the Lord before I die.’
Genesis 27:10 (ESV)
HUNGER...
And you shall bring it to your father to eat, so that he may bless you before he dies.”
Genesis 27:12 (ESV)
Perhaps my father will feel me, and I shall seem to be mocking him and bring a curse upon myself and not a blessing.”
Genesis 27:19 (ESV)
HUNGER...
Jacob said to his father, “I am Esau your firstborn. I have done as you told me; now sit up and eat of my game, that your soul may bless me.”
Genesis 27:27 (ESV)
So he came near and kissed him. And Isaac smelled the smell of his garments and blessed him and said, “See, the smell of my son is as the smell of a field that the Lord has blessed!
Genesis 27:33–34 (ESV)
HUNGER...
Then Isaac trembled very violently and said, “Who was it then that hunted game and brought it to me, and I ate it all before you came, and I have blessed him? Yes, and he shall be blessed.”
As soon as Esau heard the words of his father, he cried out with an exceedingly great and bitter cry and said to his father, “Bless me, even me also, O my father!”
“The unblessed child has nothing to do with the gifts of the child, or the ability of the child, or the opportunities in life the child enjoyed, or even material possessions. It has to do with children not being blessed, not feeling approved by his or her parents, feeling somehow they did not measure up, that somehow they never really pleased their parents.”
Paul Tournier
Genesis 27:13 (ESV)
SATISFACTION
His mother said to him, “Let your curse be on me, my son; only obey my voice, and go, bring them to me.”
SATISFACTION
Galatians 3:13 (ESV)
Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us—for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who is hanged on a tree”—
Romans 8:19–21 (ESV)
For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the sons of God. 20 For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of him who subjected it, in hope 21 that the creation itself will be set free from its bondage to corruption and obtain the freedom of the glory of the children of God.
Colossians 1:27 (ESV)
To them God chose to make known how great among the Gentiles are the riches of the glory of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.
R3 SATISFACTION
REST 
Reliance 
Resilience
Communion: Congregational Reading
Hebrews 12:1-2
12 Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, 2 looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.

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