Talks for Growing Christians
Jacob’s Dream of the Ladder Between Heaven and Earth
Lesson Number 65
- God’s grace is seen in the timing of Jacob’s dream.
- God’s grace is seen in the meaning of Jacob’s dream.
- God’s grace is seen in the receiving of Jacob’s dream.
- What is your response to the grace of God?
- Does Jacob’s dream mean that he and others can climb a ladder to heaven?
- What was meant by pouring oil on the memorial?
- How is God’s grace seen in the timing of Jacob’s dream?
- How is God’s grace seen in the meaning of Jacob’s dream?
- How is God’s grace seen in the receiving of Jacob’s dream?
- Definitely not. Rather, it shows God’s grace in creating a bridge between Himself and man, made possible because of Calvary.
- It was an act of consecration.
- Jacob had lied, and he hadn’t said that he was sorry to his brother, his father, or God. When Jacob least deserved God’s favor, God gave it.
- In spite of Jacob’s past, God was willing to have a continued relationship.
- Jacob’s response was unspiritual, not sensitive to God’s presence. It was selfish, self-centered, and he bargained with God. But regardless of an immature response, there was no rebuke from God. God’s grace does not hinge on human response.
- Consider the bridge between God and man, what Christ has done. God loves you and gave Christ to die for your sins. Have you accepted the gift of His Son?
- God loves you as a Christian, and desires communication with you. See 1 Timothy 2:5. What does this mean to you?
- Which is your response to God’s grace? “Surely the Lord is in this place, and I did not know it,” or “How awesome is this place!”
- “Jacob dreamed about a ladder between heaven and earth, and there the angels of God were ascending and descending on it.” Genesis 28:12
- “The Lord stood above it and said, ‘I am with you...I will not leave you...”Genesis 28:13-15
- “Surely the Lord is in this place, and I did not know it.” Genesis 28:16
- “How awesome is this place!” Genesis 28:17