Lesson Twelve- The Propagator: Jacob (Part 2)

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Study Guide

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Questions to Answer

1. “God does not condemn sin in the _________ and condone it in the _________.”

2. “God cannot possibly _________ us with spiritual blessings until we face our ________ and put right, where it lies within our _________, the wrongs we have done.” Give one New Testament passage that verifies this statement.

3. “What happened at Bethel took care of his _________; what happened at the Jabbok took care of his _________.”

4. Explain the author’s following statement:

“Positionally, of course, salvation and sanctification are inseparable acts of God in the soul’s experience; practically, many of us do not enter into the truth of sanctification at the time of our conversion.”

5. What is the meaning of the name “Mahanaim?” Why did Jacob call it this?

6. Pierson says, “We are to _________ with God, we are to _________ our case with God, not indeed to convince Him but to convince ourselves.” Consider this statement in light of Micah 7:20.

7. What was the “trespass offering” and what did it teach?

8. “He [Jacob] came away from Bethel with a new _________ in his step; he came away from the Jabbok with a lasting ________ in his walk. At Bethel he died to his ________; here he died to _________.”

9. “We structure our time to the full because we dare not be left with absolutely nothing to do but face _________. Yet there is nothing we need more than to be left alone with _________.”

10. “God takes His time to bring us to spiritual __________. He never crowds us or ravishes us; He always waits and woos.”

11. Why did the “heavenly visitor” demand Jacob’s name?

12. What does the name “Israel” come from? What was the significance of this name-change?

13. “In the Old Testament, God revealed Himself to men preeminently by His __________.” Give three Old Testament names for God and explain what each name reveals about God.

14. What did Jacob call the place where he struggled with the “heavenly messenger?”

15. “How deeply entrenched in the human heart, even the regenerated heart, is _________ of God. Such is the ________, What a good thing it is that God is not _________.”

16. What are the key ingredients in the story of Jacob coming before Esau that serve as a lesson for us when we have slighted a brother?

17. What was the essential difference between Esau and Jacob?

18. In the East, what does the acceptance of a present equate to?

19. How does Jacob demonstrate his understanding of not being unequally yoked?

20. What is the significance of Genesis 33:18, “And Jacob…pitched his tent toward the city?”

21. “Often those brought up in _________ homes know by biter experience what a shallow, shameful place the ________ is. Those brought up in a ________ environment often find the world ________, that is, if they have not been taught to _________ it.”

22. “All dishonesty is _________, but dishonesty wrapped up in _________ texts is the very worst kind.” Give one Bible example of this.

23. “Beliefs, like __________, can get rusty if not kept oiled and used.”

24. Why did God order Israel back to Bethel after the massacre at Shechem?

25. “We are ready enough to put our _________ away, in times of spiritual awakening, but all too prone to put them where we can ________ _________ to them later if we wish.”

26. God taught Israel, “that the soul must not rest on _________, even the kind of miracle that held the Canaanites in check, but on God’s own _________.”

27. What is the “drink offering” and what is its significance?

28. What did God bring into Israel’s life to complete the work of sanctification?