One of my favorite books of the Bible, both to read and study, is the book of Genesis. One of the characters I’ve struggled to understand is Jacob. That’s why I was excited when Pastor, Teacher and Author Gregory Brown asked if I would like to read his newest Bible study, Jacob – Being Transformed by Amazing Grace.
This Bible study on Jacob is comprehensive. Pastor Brown does not shy away from taking a closer look at some Jacob’s uglier character flaws, sin patterns and the sinful choices he made. He also shows us areas of growth and faith in Jacob’s walk with God. Additionally, he looks at the people in Jacob’s life, like his parents, brother, wives and children and we see how Jacob’s life impacted and influenced them. Lest we think we are far superior to Jacob, there are some very convicting application questions and insightful commentary that will help us learn from Scripture and apply what we learn to our own lives.
Pastor Brown uses Scripture to interpret Scripture. He studies the Scripture in context, line by line, verse by verse.
A few areas that Pastor Brown focuses on are: Signs of Not Trusting God, Equipped in God’s Boot Camp, Protecting our Families from Sin and Dysfunctionality, Faithfully Following God, Living Out Our New Identity in Christ and the Consequences of Neglecting God.
Even though Abraham, Isaac and Jacob lived over 4,000 years ago, their lives and what God did in their individual lives and families is very relevant to us today. We can learn about who God is and who He has revealed Himself to be and how that should impact our lives.
This Bible study would be good for a small group study, an individual Bible study or to help someone prepare to teach from the book of Genesis about the life of Jacob.
I would like to thank Pastor Gregory Brown for the opportunity to read his latest Bible Teacher’s Guide on Jacob – Being Transformed by Amazing Grace. I was under no obligation to give a favorable review.