Sunday School Lesson 121 Jacob's Pillow and Ladder to Heaven

Lesson: 121

Lesson Name: Jacob's Pillow and Ladder
Theme: Grace: God's Undeserved Favor

Reading: Genesis 28:1-22

Memory Verse: Psalm 114:7
Memory Verse Text: Tremble at the presence of the God of Jacob.

Talking Points:

Point 1: A great blessing was pronounced upon Jacob despite his unworthiness and Esau's purposes to kill him later on (Gen. 28:3).  Afterward receiving the blessing, Jacob became an outcast and left with no possessions in his hands.
Point 2: Jacob was sent away with all this on his conscience, but he still does not feel any of the direct consequences yet.  He likely experienced fear and guilt, and possibly even mild regret.
Point 3: Jacob laid down to sleep with a stone for a pillow and dreamed of a marvelous ladder!  Even though he was away from home and family, his contact with Heaven not cut off.  Jacob had no companions but messengers from God.
Point 4: He was made to realize that there is no where you can go to successfully get away from God: "Surely the Lord is in this place."  Jacob would never forget Bethel, the House of God, because God revealed Himself there.

Activities:

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