Chapel of the Cross Faith & Family

Family Bible time for the week of Nov. 29-December 5

Welcome to Chapel's Faith & Family!

This interactive Bible time is a great way for your family to gather around God's Word and read, listen, watch, sing, and do activities together that help you learn more about God's great love for you in Jesus.

Jacob's Family

How do you show love to your family?


Jacob had tricked his father into giving him the inheritance blessing, and Esau was furious. Rebekah heard through the grapevine that Esau planned to kill Jacob once their father died. So Rebekah told Jacob to flee to her brother back in her homeland. At Rebekah’s urging, Isaac instructed Jacob not to marry a Canaanite woman and sent Jacob off to Laban with the blessing of Abraham. After a journey of hundreds of miles, Jacob arrived at a well and asked some shepherds if they knew Laban, son of Nahor. They pointed Jacob to Rachel, Laban’s daughter, and Jacob was overjoyed. It was love at first sight for Jacob. But life isn’t that simple.

Jacob still had a few lessons to learn.

Opening Prayer

Dear heavenly Father, thank You for giving us Your Word to learn more about You. Thank You for making us part of Your big family of faith. Help us to love one another. In Your name we pray. Amen.

Opening

Lesson 7 Opening | Enduring Faith Bible Curriculum - Unit 4

Bible Truth

God works through families.

Bible Lesson: Jacob's Family

  • Open your family Bible or a Children's Bible storybook and read this account together OR
  • Read this account using an online Bible (Biblegateway.com) Genesis 29:1–30 OR
  • Listen to the Bible account being read using the video below.
Unit 3 Session 2 Bible Story "Jacob & Rachel"

Talk about it

  • What was the name of the woman Jacob wanted to marry?
  • How did Rachel and Leah’s father trick Jacob?
  • How did God bless Jacob?
  • How has God blessed us through Jacob's family and through our families?


Jacob wanted to marry Rachel, but her father gave her sister Leah to Jacob as a wife first.


Just as Jacob had tricked his father and older brother to get the blessing, he was tricked by Laban. Jacob worked to marry Rachel, but Laban gave him Leah instead. Jacob had to work seven more years for Rachel to be his wife.


(Note: Having more than one wife was common in the culture at the time of this Bible narrative, but it is not God’s will for a person to have two wives or husbands.)


God still worked good in this situation. God gave Jacob twelve sons. From these twelve sons came the twelve tribes of Israel, God's special people. God later healed the broken relationship between Jacob and Esau.


Jesus our Savior was born from the line of Judah, one of Jacob’s sons! Talk about how God blesses you through your family!

Bible Verse

Let all that you do be done in love. 1 Corinthians 16:14

Worship Song

Love One Another

Musical Meditation

Danny Gokey - Love God Love People (Lyric Video) ft. Michael W. Smith

Download a page of activities and crafts.

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The Lord's Prayer

Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name, Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever and ever. Amen.

Closing Prayer

Dear Lord, thank You for sending Your Son, Jesus, to be born from Jacob's family. Thank You for dying and rising again to pay for the sins of all people, including mine. Thank You for all the many blessings You give us. In Your name we pray, Jesus. Amen.

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Bible Lesson: Concordia Publishing House

A portion of these Bible lesson materials are from the Enduring Faith Bible Curriculum from Concordia Publishing House. Used by permission.

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