CONCEPTS IN LESSON
(OPTIONAL) INTRODUCING THE NEW YEAR
TRANSITION TO ACTIVITY
BACKGROUND OF SCRIPTURE STORY
READ SCRIPTURE GENESIS 27:1-
Recommend class reads it out loud; one person per verse
1 When Isaac was old and his eyes were so weak that he could no longer see, he called
for Esau his older son and said to him, "My son." "Here I am," he answered. 2 Isaac
said, "I am now an old man and don't know the day of my death. 3 Now then, get your
15Then Rebekah took the best clothes of Esau her older son, which she had in the house, and put them on her younger son Jacob. 16 She also covered his hands and the smooth part of his neck with the goatskins. 17 Then she handed to her son Jacob the tasty food and the bread she had made.
18 He went to his father and said, "My father." "Yes, my son," he answered. "Who
is it?" 19 Jacob said to his father, "I am Esau your firstborn. I have done as you
told me. Please sit up and eat some of my game so that you may give me your blessing."
20 Isaac asked his son, "How did you find it so quickly, my son?" "The LORD your
God gave me success," he replied. 21 Then Isaac said to Jacob, "Come near so I can
touch you, my son, to know whether you really are my son Esau or not." 22Jacob went
close to his father Isaac, who touched him and said, "The voice is the voice of Jacob,
but the hands are the hands of Esau." 23 He did not recognize him, for his hands
were hairy like those of his brother Esau; so he blessed him. 24 "Are you really
my son Esau?" he asked. "I am," he replied.25 Then he said, "My son, bring me some
of your game to eat, so that I may give you my blessing."Jacob brought it to him
and he ate; and he brought some wine and he drank. 26 Then his father Isaac said
to him, "Come here, my son, and kiss me." 27 So he went to him and kissed him. When
Isaac caught the smell of his clothes, he blessed him and said, "Ah, the smell of
my son is like the smell of a field that the LORD has blessed. 28 May God give you
of heaven's dew and of earth's richness-
41 Esau held a grudge against Jacob because of the blessing his father had given him. He said to himself, "The days of mourning for my father are near; then I will kill my brother Jacob." 42 When Rebekah was told what her older son Esau had said, she sent for her younger son Jacob and said to him, "Your brother Esau is consoling himself with the thought of killing you. 43 Now then, my son, do what I say: Flee at once to my brother Laban in Haran. 44 Stay with him for a while until your brother's fury subsides.
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