Video Introduction

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Christ and Leah: Take Home Guide

Jesus Story Year,
Story Six: The Stone the Builders Rejected (Christ and Leah)

Sunday Readings:
Genesis 29:15-35
Psalm 68:1-6
Acts 4:5-12
Matthew 21:33-46

Further Reading and Meditation:
Genesis 27-35
1 Samuel 16:1-13
Hosea 1-3
Mark 8:27-38
1 Peter 2:4-12


Discussion Questions:
Feel free to use some or all of these questions in your cell group, Bible study, or with your family. Some questions will need to be reworded or omitted for smaller children.

1)  Have you ever rejected something and then later wish you hadn’t? 
2)  When have you been rejected (in a relationship, for a job, etc)?  What was that like?
3)  With whom do you most identify in the lesson from Genesis, Rachel, Leah, Jacob or Laban?  Why?
4)  If you had lived in the time of Jesus, would you have accepted him as the Messiah, or would you have rejected him?  What would you have thought?
5)  What does it mean to you that Christ was rejected?  Does that help you identify with him?  Does that help him identify with you?

4 comments:

  1. Looking forward to digging into this week's topic. I had not considered Leah in connection with "the stone the builders rejected" but she certainly was rejected by Jacob and yet is used by God to bring forth Christ through the line of Judah. And awaaaay we go!

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  2. Thanks again for this study. It has so many twists and turns in it. Considering the complete and utter rejection that Christ faced on our behalf is overwhelming. Can I identify with that? Yeah, I guess we all can at some level, but none of us has been as utterly rejected in this life as Christ was on the cross when the Father, as Michael Card so aptly puts it, "turned His face away." Love cruified arose and His is risn indeed!

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  3. Wouldn't it be good to re-tell Cinderella with the step sisters being beautiful and Cinderella being plain? Then the prince becomes attracted to her inward beauty and lacking in vanity. Which is always played up with the step sisters anyway.

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  4. FYI - The podcast for this lesson cuts off at about the 10 minute mark. I now Thomas is a 20 minute guy (per anothr blog topic) so, I think this one is incomplete - esp. since it cuts off mid-sentence.

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