Q1. How does Jacob’s prayer reflect his relationship with God (verses 9-12)?
Q2. To what extent do you think Jacob’s plans are consistent with his prayer?
Q3. How does Jacob’s struggle with the unknown man give us an insight into Jacob’s personality?
Q4. In what ways does Jacob emerge both stronger and weaker?
Q5. What speaks to you from Jacob’s experience about your own struggle to trust and obey God?
Q6. What can we learn from this passage about living by faith?
Q7. What have you learnt from this series about living by faith?
Struggling with God
Q1. What was the significance of Jacob’s dream? What truths was he made aware of about God and God’s purpose for his life?
Q2. From Jacob’s response to the dream, what clue do we get about his relationship to God at this point?
Q3. Past disobedience to God can leave us with a sense of guilt and failure. How can Jacob’s experience renew our confidence in God’s grace?
Q4. What does it mean to trust God for who he is, rather than for what he does?
Q5. What can we learn from this passage about living by faith?
Stairway to Heaven