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TODAY'S SPECIAL: Genesis 35:1-15

TO CHEW ON: "Jacob set up a stone pillar at the place where God had talked with him, and he poured out a drink offering on it; he also poured oil on it. Jacob called the place where God had talked with him Bethel." Genesis 35:14,15

Jacob and his family had spent many months moving around, living as nomads. One day God talked to Jacob again. He told him to go to Bethel and settle there.

Jacob hears the voice of the Lord - by Frederick Sandys

Jacob had been at Bethel before.

1. Why did he stop there the first time? (Genesis 28:11)

2. What happened during the night? (Genesis 28:12)

3. What promise did God make to Jacob the first time he was in Bethel? (Genesis 28:15)

4. Now, years later, Jacob had a large family. He was rich with servants and cattle. And he was back at Bethel. Had God kept His promise? (Genesis 35:14,15)

PRAYER: You are a God who keeps promises. Thank you! Amen.

MORE: Promises

Below are three Bible promises. Choose one. Why is it important to you? You might also want to memorize it.

• "When you pass through the waters I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze." (Isaiah 43:2)

• “Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you"” - Jesus (John 14:1,2)

• “Therefore I tell you whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.” - Jesus (Mark 11:24)

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Can you find the city of Bethel on this map of ancient cities? It's north of Jerusalem.

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You can download and print a coloring book that tells the story of Jacob's here .

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