DEVOTIONAL READING: John 4:1–15
BACKGROUND SCRIPTURE: Genesis 27, 28; 32:22–30; 35:9–15
GENESIS 28:1A, 10–22
KEY VERSE"Behold, I am with thee, and will keep thee in all places whither thou goest, and will bring thee again into this land; for I will not leave thee, until I have done that which I have spoken to thee of."—Genesis 28:15
LESSON AIMS After participating in this lesson, each student will be able to:
1. Summarize the context and content of Jacob’s dream at Bethel and his reaction to it.
2. Compare and contrast the “awakening” of someone to God’s presence today with Jacob’s sudden awareness of God’s presence.
3. Suggest one or two ways to demonstrate actively his or her awareness of God’s presence.
A. If? Because? Regardless?
B. Lesson Background
I. Isaac Blesses (GENESIS 28:1a)
II. Jacob Dreams (GENESIS 28:10–15)
A. Sleep Achieved (vv. 10, 11)