Message 82: Being Transformed (5)

  1. What was the purpose and function of the two pillars in the temple?
  2. If we are to be a pillar of stone, where must we be?
  3. What is the difference between living for Christ and living by Christ?

Message 81: Being Transformed (4)

  1. What are the three ways that Genesis 17 and 35 correspond to each other?
  2. How is the experience of God being the all sufficient one related to God’s building? How can we see it in our experience of the church life?
  3. What is the relationship between preaching of the gospel and bearing fruit? How can we bring forth fruit that would remain in the church life?

Message 80: Being Transformed (3)

  1. What is the crucial and radical turn in Genesis 35?
  2. What is the spiritual significance of the altar in Bethel? How can we apply this in our experience of the church life?
  3. What are the blessings that Jacob experienced at Bethel? How can we apply them in our experience?

Message 79: Being Transformed (2)

  1. How could Jacob use the title “El-Beth-el” at Bethel but not in Shechem? How could we apply this in our experience?
  2. What is the significance of God’s reminding Jacob his new name? How can we apply this in our experience?
  3. What is the significance of the drinking offering? How can we become a drinking offering to God?

Message 78: Being Transformed (1)

  1. How can we see the purifying effect of the church life in Jacob’s experience of returning to Bethel?
  2. What is an idol? And what is meaning of “changing our garments”?
  3. What is the spiritual significance of the death of Deborah and her burial under an oak beneath Bethel?

Message 77: A Bird’s-Eye View of God’s Building in the Scriptures

  1. What is the goal of God’s economy?
  2. How can we see from Acts 4 that salvation is for building?
  3. Give a bird’s eye view of God’s building in the Old Testament and New Testament.

Message 76: After Breaking

  1. How could we see God’s perfecting hand on Jacob in Genesis 34?
  2. Why does God allow “storms” to occur in our life?
  3. What is the difference between Jacob’s life in Shechem and Bethel? How can we apply this to our christian life?

Message 75: Being Broken

  1. What is the spiritual significance of God wrestling with Jacob as a man?
  2. What is spiritual of God’s hiding His name after wrestling with Jacob? Why was there the need for this wrestling to last for such a long time?
  3. What is the spiritual significance of Jacob’s thigh being touched by the Lord? From this how can we see the difference between religious practice and the Lord’s touching?

Message 74: Being Dealt With (8)

  1. Why was Jacob’s prayer in Genesis 32 a very good prayer?
  2. While wrestling with Jacob, why did the Lord not subdue him immediately?

Message 73: Being Dealt With (7)

  1. How can we see Jacob as a prototype of God’s selection and transformation in the bible?
  2. How does Genesis 31 show us that God sovereignly prepares everything for our transformation?