Genesis 49:1-28 contain some of the last words of our patriarch Jacob. What would you like your last words to be? What would you hate for your last words to be?
https://www.crossroadspca.net/wp-content/uploads/rCrossroadsLogo.png 0 0 Cindy Riggle https://www.crossroadspca.net/wp-content/uploads/rCrossroadsLogo.png Cindy Riggle2014-11-09 00:00:002014-11-09 00:00:00The Lion of Judah – Genesis 49:1-28
Did anything come up in last Sunday’s sermon that you especially want to discuss tonight?
Read 1 Kings 12:1
Rehoboam is about to be crowned king. What tribe is Rehoboam from?
Read Genesis 49:8-12.
How is Rehoboam’s anointing as king a partial fulfillment of Jacob’s prophecy?
Read 1 Kings 12:2-15
What does Jeroboam (and all Israel) want from Rehoboam?
How does Rehoboam respond?
1 Kings 12:16-20
How does the majority of Israel depart from God’s intentions as revealed through Jacob’s prophecy? If you are stuck goo to 2 Samuel 7:1-17.
How does Jesus rule the way a king should rule, in contrast to Rehoboam’s “leadership style” in 1 Kings 12:14? If you are stuck go to Matthew 11:25-30
Obedience to Jesus the King is a response to his grace of adopting us into his royal family. How have you experienced the goodness of obedient trust in Jesus the King? Tell a story from your own life.
How is obedience to Jesus ultimately about relationship with Jesus? (Think about how obedience to other authorities works)
Where do you see a distaste for authority in today’s world? How can we present Jesus’ authority tastefully in response?