The Man Saw That He Could Not Defeat Jacob

The church received some storm damage during the previous week. A lightning strike short circuited the fire alarm, a light switch, and thermostat. Worship was moved down stairs to the basement until the air conditioning is fixed in the sanctuary.

Patsy W. asked the church to begin collecting Box Tops for Education coupons and Campbell’s Soup labels after she returned from Kentucky Annual Conference. All of the labels collected will go toward supporting the Red Bird school in Beverly, KY.

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Sermon: Calling Spiritual Fathers (Greg Gee)

Genesis 32:22-30 (NET)

32:22 During the night Jacob quickly took his two wives, his two female servants, and his eleven sons and crossed the ford of the Jabbok. 32:23 He took them and sent them across the stream along with all his possessions. 32:24 So Jacob was left alone. Then a man wrestled with him until daybreak. 32:25 When the man saw that he could not defeat Jacob, he struck the socket of his hip so the socket of Jacob’s hip was dislocated while he wrestled with him.

32:26 Then the man said, “Let me go, for the dawn is breaking.” “I will not let you go,” Jacob replied, “unless you bless me.” 32:27 The man asked him, “What is your name?” He answered, “Jacob.” 32:28 “No longer will your name be Jacob,” the man told him, “but Israel, because you have fought with God and with men and have prevailed.”

32:29 Then Jacob asked, “Please tell me your name.” “Why do you ask my name?” the man replied. Then he blessed Jacob there. 32:30 So Jacob named the place Peniel, explaining, “Certainly I have seen God face to face and have survived.”

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