20 Day Challenge #1: Genesis 27

biblejournaling9Read through the chapter and then go over it again and write out what you notice in your notebook. The first challenge is experimenting with bible journaling. You can use the following to guide you if you wish. If you don’t like drawing, then just write out the words in appropriate sizes or shapes.

Genesis 27:

  • Draw Esau’s quiver and bow. Write out what Isaac asked him to do.
  • Isaac was preparing to give his favourite son the inheritance of the firstborn. Unfortunately, Esau had carelessly sold his right as the firstborn when he was hungry one day. You may want to read Genesis 25:21-32 and draw Esau and Jacob and give a bit of a description of their very different characters.
  • Rebekah attempts to take things into her own hands. Draw a stick figure Rebekah and the instructions she gives to Jacob.
  • Write out the lies Jacob told.
  • Write out the blessing Isaac gives to Jacob and put a frame around it.
  • Draw the angry face of Esau when he finds out Jacob has taken his blessing.
  • Write out the blessing given to Esau.
  • Write out in large letters Esau’s feelings about Jacob.
  • Write out Rebekah’s instructions to Jacob now. Little did she know, she would never see him again.

Challenge #1: Genesis 27 PDF

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20 Day Challenge #1: Genesis 21 & 22

biblejournaling7Read through the chapter and then go over it again and write out what you notice in your notebook. The first challenge is experimenting with bible journaling. You can use the following to guide you if you wish. If you don’t like drawing, then just write out the words in appropriate sizes or shapes.

Genesis 21:

God is always punctual to his time; though his promised mercies come not at the time we set, they will certainly come at the time he sets, and that is the best time. (MHC)

  • Draw the baby that was born to Sarah and write out his name. Here is a link to what his name means. Write out around him what Sarah said when she bore him in verse 6.
  • Sarah sees Hagar’s son laughing or mocking her son. Ishmael was fourteen years older than Isaac and therefore probably between 17 and 19 years old. Write out what Sarah said in verse 10.
  • Draw the bush Hagar laid her son under. Write out what God told her about Ishmael in verse 18.
  • Draw the well of water and the seven ewe lambs. Label the well with its name and why it was called this. Write out who Abraham called on here.

Genesis 22:

    • Write out in your own words what God tells Abraham to do in verse 2.
    • Write out what Abraham does to prepare for this in verse 3.
    • Draw the wood, the fire and the knife. Write out Isaac’s question and Abraham’s answer in verse 7,8.

Behold the fire is ready, the Spirit’s assistance and God’s acceptance; the wood is ready, the instituted ordinances designed to kindle our affections (which indeed, without the Spirit, are but like wood without fire, but the Spirit works by them); all things are now ready, but where is the lamb? Where is the heart? Is that ready to be offered up to God, to ascend to him as a burnt offering? (MHC)

  • Draw an angel and what he says to Abraham in verse 12.
  • Draw what Abraham sees caught in a bush in verse 13.
  • Write out what Abraham calls this place. Later on, Mount Moriah is where the temple is built.
  • Write out the blessing of verse 17,18.

Challenge #1: Genesis 21&22 PDF