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Can God Use A Deceiver?. Genesis 25:19-34. A Tale of Two Brothers. Both blessed by God Godly parents Different personalities and gifts Conflict from the beginning- v.22. Both Brothers Wounded Sinners. Their strengths became their weaknesses- Romans 8:7,8

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Can god use a deceiver

Can God Use A Deceiver?

Genesis 25:19-34


A tale of two brothers

A Tale of Two Brothers

  • Both blessed by God

  • Godly parents

  • Different personalities and gifts

  • Conflict from the beginning- v.22


Both brothers wounded sinners

Both Brothers Wounded Sinners

  • Their strengths became their weaknesses- Romans 8:7,8

  • Esau- Physical strength, appetite v.27, Philippians 3:19

  • Jacob- Wit and power of persuasion v.27, Proverbs 3:5,6

  • Both raised in a “dysfunctional home” v.28


Both desperately needed god s grace

Both Desperately Needed God’s Grace

  • God favoured ( chose) one- v.23

  • The older will serve the younger Romans 9:13

  • The Gospel pattern – Matthew 9:13

  • Death of human pride Ephesians 2:8,9

  • One son received God’s grace ( Jacob-Israel)


What does this mean for me

What Does This Mean For Me?

  • Naturally relying on our own strength? John 15:5

  • We all come from “dysfunctional” homes Romans 5:12

  • God’s unmerited love and grace is extended to all- Romans 5:15, Ephesians 2:1-5, John 3:16, II Corinthians 5:17

  • God’s grace changes hearts- Psalm 51 I Timothy 1:15


Rejecting your birthright

Rejecting Your Birthright?

Turn and live!


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