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Genesis 32 - NIV

24 So Jacob was left alone, and a man wrestled with him till daybreak.

25 When the man saw that he could not overpower him, he touched the socket of Jacob’s hip so that his hip was wrenched as he wrestled with the man.

26 Then the man said, “Let me go, for it is daybreak.”
But Jacob replied, “I will not let you go unless you bless me.”

27 The man asked him, “What is your name?”
“Jacob,” he answered.

28 Then the man said, “Your name will no longer be Jacob, but Israel,[a] because you have struggled with God and with humans and have overcome.”

29 Jacob said, “Please tell me your name.”
But he replied, “Why do you ask my name?” Then he blessed him there.

30 So Jacob called the place Peniel,[b] saying, “It is because I saw God face to face, and yet my life was spared.”


a. Genesis 32:28 Israel probably means he struggles with God.
b. Genesis 32:30 Peniel means face of God.

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Tom Shepard avatar
Changed For The Better
Shared by: Tom Shepard on Mar, 2016
Summary: This sermon looks at what happened when Jacob's life was changed forever. There is a four step process of change: 1. The first step is CRISIS 2. The second step is COMMITMENT 3. The third step is CONFESSION 4. The fourth step is COOPERATION
based on 6 ratings
Scripture: Genesis 32:24-31
Denomination: Independent Bible
Views: 7,047
Dwayne Dickson avatar
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Shared by: Dwayne Dickson on Mar, 2016
Summary: We learn through the story of Jacob that God is there for us during our darkest moments. All we must do is cling to Jesus and Jesus will give us the victory.
Ken Ritz avatar
Your New Name
Shared by: Ken Ritz on Mar, 2016
Summary: Part one of a series on the life of Jacob
John Gaston avatar
How to have POWER WITH GOD
Shared by: John Gaston on Feb, 2016
Summary: Of Jacob it was said, "As a Prince you have power with God." Why? Because he wrestled in prayer and prevailed. Do we wish to have "power with God?" Here's your chance to find out how.
Paul Basehore avatar
Jacob: The Beginning of a Nation
Shared by: Paul Basehore on Jan, 2016
Summary: God will still fulfill his promises, even in the middle of difficulty
Kevin Ruffcorn avatar
The Wrestling Match
Shared by: Kevin Ruffcorn on Oct, 2015
Summary: Jacob wrestles with an angel. He receives the name Israel, for he strives with God.
Scripture: Genesis 32:22-30
Denomination: Lutheran
Views: 660
William R. Nabaza avatar
No longer a deceiver
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Sep, 2015
Summary: To show that GOD changed our names to CHRISTians as follower of GOD before enemies of GOD we prevail over GOD (in our prayers) and with men.
Scripture: Genesis 32:28
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 953
Christopher Holdsworth avatar
A Metaphor for Prayer: Jacob's Wrestling Match
Shared by: Christopher Holdsworth on Dec, 2014
Summary: A brief outline on which to build a prayer-night sermon.
based on 7 ratings
Scripture: Genesis 32:24-29
Views: 1,205
James Reginald Levert avatar
My last day living like this!
Shared by: James Reginald Levert on Aug, 2014
Summary: Sermon aimed at those who are sick in tried of being sick in tried. and now looking for a change.
Scripture: Genesis 32:9-26
Denomination: Methodist
Views: 1,192
Larry Turner avatar
Funeral for a broken family
Shared by: Larry Turner on May, 2014
Summary: Funeral based on forgiveness for a fractured family
David DeWitt avatar
What is in a Name?
Shared by: David DeWitt on Apr, 2014
Summary: This message was given in preparation of our church pursuit of a name change
Scripture: Genesis 32:28
Denomination: Wesleyan
Views: 705
Craig Benner avatar
Darkness and Deception spell Danger
Shared by: Craig Benner on Oct, 2013
Summary: An original "Trick or Treat" message. Halloween is not for Christians.
Scripture: Genesis 32:24-30
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 217
J. D. Greear avatar
Wrestling All Night
Shared by: J. D. Greear on Jul, 2013
Summary: Prayer is the most undervalued resource in our lives and our families and our church. The Bible teaches us that all the blessings that God wants to bestow on us, he does so through prayer.
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Genesis 32:9-30
Views: 8,498
Pastor Amos Dele Dada avatar
The Cry you Must Cry (Part 1 of 7)
Shared by: Pastor Amos Dele Dada on Jul, 2013
Summary: There is need for us to pray. When we pray God will answer. Hence, there is cry we must cry. Until we cry that cry we may loose people and property. Are you willing to cry the cry you must cry? the cry for help? God is willing to answer you speedily.
Scripture: Genesis 32:24-29
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 1,280
Jerry Flury avatar
Having Power with God
Shared by: Jerry Flury on Mar, 2012
Summary: Most spend their lives living nominal Christian lives with little or no power. If you and I desire to be more than mundane believers and to have power with God I believe we need to have four key elements – humility, faith, perseverance, and holiness.
based on 11 ratings
Scripture: Genesis 32:22-30
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 4,790
Bruce Ball avatar
Shared by: Bruce Ball on May, 2011
Summary: Have you ever wanted something so badly from God that you were willing to not let Him go until you got it?
based on 16 ratings
Scripture: Genesis 32:24-28
Denomination: *other
Views: 2,787
Tim Smith avatar
From Denial to Deliverance
Shared by: Tim Smith on Mar, 2011
Summary: In our Scripture today, Jacob lived a life of denial and deception. From the time Jacob was born, he had an internal struggle with his own personal identity.
Series: Conversions
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Genesis 32:22-28
Denomination: Methodist
Views: 1,103
Raquel Martinez avatar
Resultados de un Encuentro con Dios
Shared by: Raquel Martinez on Mar, 2011
Summary: Cuando tienes un encuentro con Dios, habran cambios en tu vida. No podemos tener una experiencia con Dios y seguir siendo igual.
Scripture: Genesis 32:22-30
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 5,910
Patrick Nix avatar
Wave the White Flag
Shared by: Patrick Nix on Jul, 2010
Summary: The best thing that a person can do is to surrender to God - give up control, surrender the glory, yield your independence to God.
based on 5 ratings
Scripture: Genesis 32:24-31
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,070
Gregory Mc Donald Sr. avatar
Shared by: Gregory Mc Donald Sr. on Feb, 2010
Summary: There is a great spiritual lesson in this because God wants us to seek our safety in complete surrender to His power and love. It is when we reach one hand to Him, while we keep holding on to the things of the world with the other, that we are in danger.
based on 17 ratings
Scripture: Genesis 32:22-30
Denomination: Church Of God
Views: 6,798
Timm Meyer avatar
Believers Wrestle With God
Shared by: Timm Meyer on Nov, 2009
Summary: Pentecost 21(C) - Believers wrestle with God both in troubles and also for blessings.
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Genesis 32:22-30
Denomination: Lutheran
Views: 1,276
Edward Hardee avatar
Don't Let Go
Shared by: Edward Hardee on Aug, 2009
Summary: Message on "Holding On" to the Lord.
based on 4 ratings
Scripture: Genesis 32:24-32
Denomination: Church Of God
Views: 3,390
Russell M Rillie avatar
Tonight....We Wrestle
Shared by: Russell M Rillie on Jul, 2009
Summary: Every man has a "Jacob" in him and an "Esau" they are running from. This sermon gives powerful & direct insight into the things Men and Women to a lesser degree wrestle with.
based on 21 ratings
Scripture: Genesis 32:24-32
Denomination: Christian Church
Views: 8,316
Vernon Caruthers avatar
It's Not Too Late for JACOB
Shared by: Vernon Caruthers on Jul, 2009
Summary: Message about how an encounter with GOD changed JACOB from a DECEIVER into ISRAEL one who has striggled with GOD & prevailed.
based on 16 ratings
Scripture: Genesis 32:24-30
Denomination: Church Of God
Views: 4,066
Tim Patrick avatar
Wrestling With God
Shared by: Tim Patrick on Jul, 2009
Summary: Consider what it means and what it accomplishes when we wrestle with God.
based on 5 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,526
Brian Credille avatar
"A Night of Anxiety"
Shared by: Brian Credille on Jun, 2009
Summary: This sermon focuses on the problem of anxiety and how believer’s can face it and overcome it.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Genesis 32:24-30
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 453
Sam Tollison avatar
The Power of a Praying Dad
Shared by: Sam Tollison on Aug, 2008
Summary: There is power in a praying dad.
based on 12 ratings
Scripture: Genesis 32:22-28
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 6,238
Babatunde Olugboji avatar
Travailing to Prevail
Shared by: Babatunde Olugboji on Jul, 2008
Summary: Travailing in prayers will ensure that you prevail over situations that are oppressing you
based on 15 ratings
Scripture: Genesis 32:22-28
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 4,724
James May avatar
The Greatest Battle of All
Shared by: James May on May, 2008
Summary: The Greatest Battle of All is the one that we fight within ourselves as Jesus tries to get us to surrender our will to his will.
based on 13 ratings
Scripture: Genesis 32:24-28
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 1,961
Rommel  Samaniego avatar
How to Change for the better
Shared by: Rommel Samaniego on May, 2008
Summary: Based on Rick Warrens book, Answers to lifes difficult Questions, i added the illustrations and made it into a sermon
based on 11 ratings
Scripture: Genesis 32:24-30
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 3,120