God's Messy Family

Finding Your Place When Life Isn't Perfect

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God's Messy Family
Paperback ISBN: 9781501843563
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Published August 2018

A Study on the Book of Genesis

Genealogy is, widely considered to be, one of the fastest growing hobbies in the U.S. We have become consumed with constructing our family tree in an attempt to trace our lineage. Fortunately, the Bible does an excellent job helping us trace the ancestry of our faith family.

Pastor and author Jacob Armstrong takes an in-depth look at our faith lineage focusing specifically on the messy family dynamics found in the book of Genesis. As we begin to understand the life stories of Abraham, Sarah, Isaac, Rebekah, Jacob and Esau we find that their pattern looks a lot like ours—we are called, we mess up, and God continues to redeem us.

Find out how your “messy family” fits into God’s family and how you are a part of God’s plan for the world.
Additional components for a six-week study include a DVD featuring pastor and author Jacob Armstrong and a comprehensive Leader Guide. Also available for your church is a helpful guide to small groups titled The Connected Life: Small Groups that Create Community.

Chapters include:

The Myth of the Perfect Family
The Gap Between What God Says and What You See
No, Nothing Is Too Hard for the Lord
Loss and Promise in the Family of God
Promise Maker and Promise Keeper
The Beauty of Imperfection


About the Author

Jacob Armstrong

Jacob Armstrong is the founding pastor of Providence Church in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee. Providence's vision is to see those who are disconnected from God and the church to find hope, healing, and wholeness in Jesus Christ. Jacob is the author of Renovate, A New Playlist, Treasure, The God Story, Upside Down, Loving Large, Interruptions, and The New Adapters.