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Gene Getz – JACOB – Chapter 4

Gene Getz – JACOB – Chapter 4

“The Great Deception” – Deacon Victor Cruz (pg 39)

Act 1 – The Fabrication of Deception – Genesis 27:1-29

Prologue – Deacon Ronald Tookes (pg 39)

Scene 1. Isaac’s “Blind Spot” – Danny Shannon (pg 40)

Was Isaac Angry? – Deacon Sonny Harris (pg 40)

Was Isaac Driven by His Passion for Good Food? – Deacon Tom Mason (pg 40)

Was Isaac a Victim of Senility? – Deacon J. D. Walker (pg 41)

Did Isaac Have a Hardened Heart? – Deacon Kenneth Truitt (pg 41)

Scene 2. Rebekah’s Scheme – Coach LaVaar Scott (pg 41)

“A Communication Breakdown” – Brother Steve Harper (pg 42)

The “Silent Treatment” – Deacon Alvin Walters (pg 43)

“Playing God” – Brother Ted Dorsey (pg 43)

Scene 3. The Great Deception – Brother David Shannon (pg 44)

“Deliberate Disobedience” – James Rhymes (pg 45)

Act II – The Reflection of Deception – Genesis 27:30-28:5

Prologue – Deacon Ronald Tookes (pg 45)

Scene 1 – A World Turned Up Side Down – Brother Jamell Coleman (pg 46)

Scene 2 – Taking Revenge – Deacon Alvin Walters (pg 47)

“The Consequence of Sin” –  Brother Roan linquist (pg 48)

Scene 3 – Another Deceptive Plot – Brother Steve Harper (pg 48)

“From Frying Pan into the Fire” – Deacon Victor Cruz (pg 49)

“Back in Touch with Reality” – Deacon Sonny Harris (pg 49)

Becoming God’s Man Today – Minister Daniel Paige (pg 

Principle 1 – As the years go by, we must be on guard that we do not forget God’s good gifts to us, as well as the good things others do for us. – Elder Billy Shannon (pg 50)                    

There is a Time to “Look Back” – Coach Princeton Harris (pg 50)

“Think How Paul Must Have Felt” – Coach LaVaar Scott (pg 51)

Principle 2 – We must daily remind ourselves to consult God in Prayer regarding the decisions we make in life. – Elder Norman Stone (pg 51)

Principle 3 – We must guard our marriages, never allowing communication to break down or barriers to emerge that drive us further and further apart. – Elder Jerome Matthews (pg 52)

“An Experience Close to Home” – Elder Jerome Matthews (pg 52)

“Overcoming Temptation” – Deacon Tom Mason (pg 52)

Principle 4 – Once a Christian steps out of the will of God, particularly in terms of being deceptive, it is easy to take the next step to cover his or her sins. – Deacon Danny Shannon  (pg 53)

Principle 5 – God is gracious and long suffering and allows us time to repent and make corrections before he disciplines us. – Deacon Ronald Tookes (pg 53)

Principle 6 – No matter what our failures, God can take the results of our sins and even work those results together for good. – Elder Daniel Paige (pg 54)

Personalizing These Principles – Elder Daniel Paige (pg 54)

1. When was the last time I took time to say thank you to someone who, perhaps years ago, opened a door of opportunity? – Deacon Ronald Tookes (pg 55)

2. How often do I seek Gods help in carrying out my daily responsibilities? – Deacon Kenneth Truitt (pg 55)

3. How effective am I in keeping open lines of communication with my mate, my children, my business associates, and others. Deacon Princeton Harris (pg 55)

4. Have I made any decisions lately that are deliberately contrary to the will of God? Deacon J. D. Walter (pg 55)

5. Do I tend to take advantage of Gods grace and forgiveness. Brother Ted Dorsey (pg 55)

6. Am I able to accept Gods forgiveness for sins I’ve committed, or am I trying to atone for my sins? Deacon Alvin Walters (pg 55)

Set a Goal – Minister Daniel Paige (pg 55)

·         Write out a particular goal to help you be a more faithful Christian.

Growing Together – Minister Daniel Paige (pg 55)

1.      Brother Ted Dorsey (pg 55)

2.      Brother Steve Harper (pg 55)

3.      Deacon Ronald Tookes (pg 55)

4.      Elder Daniel Paige (pg 55)

End of Chapter Remarks – Rev. Dr. Robert Shannon

Gene Getz – JACOB – Chapter 4

Gene Getz – JACOB – Chapter 2

“A Tricky Plot” – Deacon Victor Cruz

“Esau’s Sensual Lifestyle” – Deacon Danny Shannon

“A Man of the Word” – Deacon Tom Mason

“A Lesson Well Learned” – Deacon Kenneth Truitt

“The Seed Snatched Away” – Deacon Sonny Harris

“Out of Sight, Out of Mind” – Deacon J. D. Walker

“Eli’s Wicked Sons” – Coach LaVaar Scott

“A Sneaky Proposition” – Brother Marvin Knight

“A Vulnerable Moment”- Brother Steve Harper

“An Irrational Reaction” – Deacon Alvin Walters

“Let’s Make It Official” – Brother Ted Dorsey

“The Deal Is Done” – Brother David Shannon

“Not Beyond Hope” – James Rhymes

Becoming God’s Man Today – Deacon Ronald Tookes

Principle 1 – Elder Billy Shannon

Principle 2 – Elder Jerome Matthews

Principle 3 – Elder Norman Stone

Personalizing These Principles – Deacon Ronald Tookes

1. In what ways do I allow my old fleshly nature to influence what I do in my relationships with others? – Brother Steve Harper

2. When was the last time I took advantage of another persons weaknesses – my wife, my children, my business associates, others. – Deacon Sonny Harris

3. In what ways have I suffered the consequences for taking advantage of other people?  If I have not at this point, what may happen? – Deacon Ronald Tookes

Set a Goal – Deacon Ronald Tookes

Memorize the Following Scripture – Psalm 51:10

Growing Together – Deacon Ronald Tookes

1. Why is this study so relevant to men in business? – Deacon Alvin Walters

2. Would you feel free to share an experience in the workplace where you’ve been tempted to violate God’s will? – Deacon Danny Shannon

3. How do you keep your motives pure – especially if you are in the area of sales? Coach LaVaar Scott

4.  Would you be willing to share your temptations to violate God’s will in your family relationships?

Deacon Ronald Tookes

5. How has God helped you avoid manipulating people and taking advantage of their weaknesses? Brother Ted Dorsey

End of Chapter Remarks – Rev. Dr. Robert Shannon

Gene Getz – JACOB – Chapter 4

Gene Getz Jacob Chapter 1

“It All Begins at Home” – Deacon Victor Cruz

“An Unforgettable Moment” – Deacon Danny Shannon

“Isaac’s Prayer” – Deacon Tom Mason

“A Lesson Well Learned” – Deacon Kenneth Truitt

“Praying in the Will of God” – Deacon Sonny Harris

“Rebekah’s Prayer” – Deacon J. D. Walker

“God’s Supernatural “Sonogram” – Coach LaVaar Scott

Fraternal “Womb-Mates” – Brother Marvin Knight

An “Earth-Colored” Baby – Brother Steve Harper

“Prophetic Symbolism” – Deacon Alvin Walters

“Natural or Supernatural? – Brother Ted Dorsey

“A Divine Mystery” – Brother David Shannon

“Fetal Tissue or a Living Soul” – Minister Daniel Paige

“The Natural Bent” – Deacon James Rhymes

An Old Testament “Evil Knievel” Deacon Danny Shannon

“A Mama’s Boy” – Deacon Victor Cruz

“A Lethal Mistake” – Deacon Alvin Brother

Becoming God’s Man Today – Deacon Ronald Tookes

Principle 1 – Elder Billy Shannon

Principal 2 – Elder Jerome Matthews

Principal 3 = Elder Norman Stone

Personalizing These Principles – Deacon Ronald Tookes

  1. A great Beginning does not guarantee a great ending. – – Brother Steve Harper
  2. Through God warns about the possibility of failure in our Christian lives. He also makes it clear that we need not make the same mistake as our spiritual forefathers. – Deacon Kenneth Truitt
  3. Consistently violating God’s will as parents can lead to devastating results in our children’s lives – and their children’s lives. – Tom Mason

Set a Goal – Deacon Ronald Tookes

Memorize the Following Scripture – Ephesians 6:12-13

Growing Together – Minister Daniel Paige

  1. What ministered the most to you in this particular study? – Deacon Alvin Walters
  2. Would you be willing to share with us what principle you feel you’re violating the most? Deacon Danny Shannon
  3. In what way can we encourage one another in applying these principles? – Deacon Ronald Tookes
  4. What particular thing can we pray about? If you feel comfortable, be specific enough so we can pray specifically.


End of Chapter Remarks – Rev. Dr. Robert Shannon

Assignments for 8-19-2018

Assignments for 8-19-2018

Sunday’s lesson should begin with the following;


“As Iron Sharpens Iron”

Brother David Shannon (pg. 146)


“Paul’s Second Journey”

Brother Willie Knight (pg. 147)


“Back Home Again”

“Face-to-Face Communication”

Elder Jerome Matthews (pg. 147-148)


“A New Team”

“Another Partner”

Elder Billie Shannon (pg. 149)


“A Second Chance”

Deacon Tom Mason (pg. 150)


“Unique Changes”

“All Things to All Men

Elder Norman Stone (pg. 150-151)


“The Barnabas Influence”

Deacon Sonny Harris (pg. 153)


Becoming God’s Man Today

“Principles to Live By”

Deacon Ron Tookes (pg. 154)


Principle No. 1

Deacon Victor Cruz (pg. 154)


Principle No. 2

Brother Roan Linquist (pg. 156)


Principle No. 3

Deacon Danny Shannon (pg. 157)


Personalizing These Principles 

Deacon Ron Tookes (pg. 158)


No. 1

Deacon Kenneth Truitt (pg. 158)


No. 2

Deacon James Rhymes (pg. 158)


No. 3

Deacon Princeton Harris (pg. 159)


Set A Goal

Deacon Ron Tookes (pg. 159)


Growing Together


No. 1

Deacon Alvin Walters (pg. 160)


No. 2 

Deacon J. D. Walker (pg. 160)


No. 3

Elder Norman Stone (pg. 160)


No. 4

Deacon Ron Tookes (pg. 160)


No. 5

Minister Daniel Paige (pg. 160)


Closing Remarks 

Pastor Robert Shannon