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Genesis Chapter 26

Outline of Genesis:

5 Key Events                                                            Genesis 1-11

5 Key People                                                           Genesis 12-50

            Abraham and the Abrahamic Covenant                       Gen. 12-25

            Isaac and Jacob the other “Patriarchs”                        Gen. 26-36

            The 12 Sons who will become the 12 Tribes               Gen 37-50

            (and why Joseph and Judah overshadow the others)

The Abrahamic Covenant is ___________________ to Isaac                  V. 1-6

The Three Promises of the Abrahamic Covenant:

The Promised Land to the physical descendants of Abraham (Israel)

That Israel would be a great and ___________________ nation

That all the peoples of the world would be blessed through Abraham’s ________, the Messiah

Isaac repeats a sin of his father                                                                        V. 7-16

This is a good illustration of the principle of sins of the father being repeated by the son

Read Exodus 20:4-6                       Read Ezekiel 18                   I John 1:9

Isaac begins ___________________ on his father’s faith                         V. 17-33

The people in America who named their churches Rehoboth were glad to be free to worship ________________________ state interference.

Isaac and Rebekah are grieved by Esau’s _________________               V. 34-35

So on the one hand Isaac and Rebekah are being greatly blessed. On the other hand they experience many of the struggles that godly people still do today. It’s all part of living out our faith in a sin-saturated world while we ______________ the world to come.  

Some verses referencing Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob TOGETHER –

And Joseph said to his brethren, “I am dying; but God will surely visit you, and bring you out of this land (Egypt) to the land which He swore to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob.”                   -Genesis 50:24

So God heard their groaning, and God remembered His covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob.                        -Exodus 2:24

See, I have set the land before you; go in and possess the land which the Lord swore to your fathers – to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob – to give to them and their descendants after them.                   -Deuteronomy 1:8

But the Lord was gracious to them, had compassion on them, and regarded them, because of His covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and would not destroy them or cast them from His presence. -2 Kings 13:23

The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the Son of David, the Son of Abraham: Abraham begot Isaac, Isaac begot Jacob, Jacob begot Judah and his brothers.                -Matthew 1:1-2

When Jesus heard it, He marveled, and said to those who followed, “Assuredly, I say to you, I have not found such great faith, not even in Israel. And I say to you that many will come from east and west, and sit down with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven.”     -Matthew 8:10-11

Israelites, to whom pertain the adoption, the glory, the covenants, the giving of the law, the service of God, and the promises; of whom are the fathers and from whom, according to the flesh, Christ came, who is over all, the eternally blessed God. Amen.             -Romans 9:4-5

And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.                  -Galatians 3:29       See also 3:16, 19

And Jesus said to him, “Today, salvation has come to this house, because he also is a son of Abraham; for the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.”                      -Luke 19:10-11