Mothers in the Bible: Leah, Longed to be Loved

I have to admit that there is something about Leah that resonates with me.   Whether it is the similarity in our names or the desire to be loved, my heart always goes out to Leah. So, on to Leah’s story. Jacob has arrived in Haran and already met Rachel, Leah’s younger sister, when she {Rachel} was tending to the sheep. We […]

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Genealogy of Jesus: Leah, the UnLoved

We’ve been studying the women in Jesus genealogy.  There are three additional women that we know by name, although they are not listed by name in the genealogy listed in Matthew.  However, they each play an integral part in the story of God’s people.  We know not only their names, but their stories from the book of Genesis. These three women […]

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Sons in the Bible: 12 Sons of Jacob

Jacob fled to his Uncle Laban, where he met his cousins.  He immediately fell in love with Rachel and worked for her 7 years, which felt like no time.  However, he was tricked into marrying Leah.  After their wedding week finished, he also married Rachel. Rachel was jealous when her sister provided Jacob with children and she could not.  She […]

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Sons in the Bible: Sons of Isaac

Isaac and Rebekah were married for almost twenty years before they had children. Both Isaac and Rebekah prayed fervently for offspring during this time. Rebecca was extremely uncomfortable during her pregnancy and sought the Lord. She was told she was carrying twins who were fighting in her womb and would fight all their lives.  She was told one would be […]

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Mothers in the Bible: Rachel, She Bargained

Jacob is fleeing from his brother, after he and his mother, Rebekah, deceive his father, Isaac.   Jacob is sent to his mother’s brother, Laban. So, as he arrives he probably thinks all of his troubles are over.   His troubles with his brother are for the time being, but a whole new set of issues is about to be stirred up. […]

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Hall of Faith: Jacob, blessed by God

Jacob is the third generation of the great patriarch’s of the Old Testament and Israelite’s. He is the son of Isaac and grandson of Abraham. Jacob means “holder of the heel” or “supplanter”. When he was born he reached out holding onto his twin brother’s, Esau, heel. Even when they were both in the womb we are told “the children […]

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Hall of Faith: Isaac, passed on the faith

When the angel told Sarah she was going to have a child in her old age, she laughed. However, God was true to His word and a year later Sarah gave birth to a son she named Isaac. So, it should come as no surprise that Isaac means “Laughter. He laughs.” Isaac, along with his father Abraham, and son Jacob, […]

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Genealogy of Jesus: The Different Faces of Rebekah

Isaac, son of Abraham, needed a wife but did not want to find one among the Canaanites, where they were living.  A servant was sent to find a wife.  When he arrived in Abraham’s homeland, the servant prayed for guidance.  Rebekah appeared before the man finished praying. She offered water to the servant and his camels.  Then they followed her […]

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One Last Chance: Er and Onan

Er and Onan were the sons of Judah.  In case we need a refresher course, Judah was the son of Jacob and Leah.  He was one of Joseph’s brothers.  Jesus ancestry was through the line of Judah, who was also an ancestor of King David. Er was the oldest son of Judah and his wife.  He married Tamar, but he […]

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Second Chances: Jacob

The story of Jacob takes up half of the book of Genesis in the Bible.  He is the patriarch of the Israelites. Jacob comes into the world grasping the heel of his brother, Esau.  God revealed to their mother, Rebekah that the two struggled in the womb.   This is a struggle that would continue not only for the rest of […]

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Bibilical Character Profiles

Biblical Character Profiles Leah:  The Unloved Wife                  Leagh knows what it’s like to be unloved and unwanted in a marriage. Through this character re-enactment you will discover how to lean on God for comfort and hope. Hannah: Trusting God                  Leagh knows how it is […]

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Biggest Loser Series

Biggest Losers of the Bible Series Women’s Edition Learn about some of the women of the Bible that had it all, only to lose everything. Biggest Loser includes Jezebel, Salome, Herodious and Lot’s wife We look at these women that had nothing good to show for their lives.  In the end they lost much due to their decisions. These women […]

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