An Encounter With God
February 12, 2017
It’s human nature to want to be in control and to manipulate circumstances in our favor. The Old Testament patriarch Jacob was a schemer who sought to gain every advantage he could. It took a dramatic intervention in his life for him to realize that God was in control, and not himself. The lesson he learned is our lesson to learn as well.
Sometimes God takes us through a crisis to help us see who we really are. Jacob tricked Esau out of his birthright and used lies to get ahead in the world. But when he met God—and wrestled with Him—he finally admitted that he was a cheater and a liar. And after his confession, God changed Jacob’s name to Israel.
In this message, Pastor Lutzer gives us three life-changing lessons that Jacob learned, and that we too need to learn. It all starts with asking ourselves, “Who am I in God’s presence?”
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