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  • Wrestling

    Contributed by John Beehler on Aug 1, 2002
    based on 115 ratings
     | 7,292 views

    When you wrestle with God, you win by losing.

    Wrestling We’ve talked recently about Abraham. Today we’re going to look at his grandson, Jacob. Unlike Abraham, who has a reputation for being a Godly man and doing the right thing, we must use different words to describe Jacob; words like shyster, liar, ...read more

  • Wrestling With God

    Contributed by Sheila Crowe on Sep 26, 2002
    based on 17 ratings
     | 3,528 views

    We need to let go of control in our lives so that we can receive God’s blessings

    There’s a story about a little girl who climbed up on the lap of her great grandmother and looked at her white hair and wrinkles and then asked, “Did God make you?” “Yes,” the great grandmother replied. Then the child asked, “Did God make me, too?” Grandma again replied, “Yes.” “Well, said ...read more

  • Wrestling With God

    Contributed by Russell Brownworth on Aug 3, 2005
    based on 16 ratings
     | 4,707 views

    We struggle or we don’t grow. Jacob gives us the keys for how to struggle (and how NOT to struggle).

    THE PASTOR’S POINTS (The view from my garden) Wrestling with God Genesis 32:1-27 Of all the mysteries I would like solved before I die, it is the one that says you must struggle if you are going to grow. Growth always means struggle in one form or another. I struggled when I was a ...read more

  • Wrestling With Immanuel

    Contributed by Michael Hollinger on Dec 26, 2005
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,499 views

    It’s Okay to struggle with God - He loves you, he’s going to bless you - He’ll be with you.

    Title: Wrestling with Immanuel Text: Gen 28:13-15; Gen 33:22-32 MP: Don’t be indifferent to Christ. Intro: About this time of year, we tend to sing a lot of Christmas carols too lightly. There are radical claims and contradictions we sometimes pass right over, without a moment’s thought. ...read more

  • Wrestles With God

    Contributed by Christian Cheong on May 31, 2006
    based on 26 ratings
     | 3,705 views

    The whole experience of PRAYER is not to wrestle with God over our demands, but to know the heart of the One who seek to bless us and call us to a higher purpose in life, and help us understand our utter dependence on Him for success.

    This picture of Jacob wrestling with a God-man can be considered as one of the most bizarre encounter in the Bible. • He was all alone, having sent his family and all his possessions across the stream. • It was in the night, and he wrestled with this God-man until daybreak. Many see him as a ...read more

  • Wrestling In Prayer

    Contributed by Philip Harrelson on Sep 21, 2007
    based on 11 ratings
     | 10,033 views

    There are times that much wrestling is required in prayer. Epaphras was an excellent example of this.

    Colossians 4:12-13 KJV Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ, saluteth you, always labouring fervently for you in prayers, that ye may stand perfect and complete in all the will of God. [13] For I bear him record, that he hath a great zeal for you, and them that are in Laodicea, and ...read more

  • Wrestling With The Future

    Contributed by Adriel Morgan on Aug 14, 2006
    based on 3 ratings
     | 3,002 views

    How Jacob obtained the promise AFTER he struggled.

    As I was watching television the other day I saw an interesting commercial for Dick Devos who is a candidate for governor here in the State of Michigan this year. It was interesting to me because of the angle he took. It wasn’t really a plea for people to vote for him. He didn’t have a laundry ...read more

  • Wrestling With God

    Contributed by Chris Surber on Aug 1, 2008
    based on 1 rating
     | 3,411 views

    As a Christian, it is a good thing to question, to seek; the key is to ask good questions and seek out good sources for your answers; most notably, the Bible.

    Wrestling with God, Genesis 32:22-31 Introduction Once a Hasidic teacher told this parable; a man had been wandering about in a forest for several days, unable to find the way out. Finally he saw a man approaching him in the distance. His heart was filled with joy. Now I shall surely find out ...read more

  • Wrestling With God

    Contributed by Scott Lamshed on Apr 19, 2001
    based on 68 ratings
     | 14,155 views

    WE all need a limp, just as Jacob wrestled and God touched him, let’s be like him

    WRESTLING WITH GOD I need a limp - a life changing limp. I have told you we need it but I have not shown you how. Today I would like to take that one step further and show you how we can get a limp by wrestling with God, then it’s up to you. Unfortunately too many Christians spend very ...read more

  • Wrestling And Embracing

    Contributed by Mike Honzell on Feb 9, 2002
    based on 36 ratings
     | 3,706 views

    A sermon about revival

    WRESTLING AND EMBRACING Habakkuk 1: 1-4 INTRODUCTION: A. Habakkuk’s name means to wrestle or to embrace 1. The meaning of his name is about all we know about him 2. From the book’s message that bears his name, we know that he lived in the days shortly ...read more

  • Wrestling In Prayer Series

    Contributed by Alan Mccann on Sep 13, 2004
    based on 9 ratings
     | 2,053 views

    We all need to learn that satan wants to stop us praying (ephesians 6) and that we need to wrestle against that. added to this we need to be challenged to persevere in prayer - like the men and women of faith in scripture

    WRESTLING IN PRAYER Isn’t it amazing how quick the pace of life is? Are you not astounded that every 18 months or so the speed of a computer doubles? We all use to think the www was quick with a dial up connection but now we have broadband and isdn lines. We have instant everything. You can go ...read more

  • Wrestling The Champion Series

    Contributed by Shawn Drake on May 24, 2004
    based on 27 ratings
     | 2,941 views

    This is the 1st sermon in the series "Wrestling With Your Faith".

    Series: Wrestling With Your Faith (Habakkuk)[#1] WRESTLING THE CHAMPION Habakkuk 1:1-4 Introduction: 1. Some Christians go through life with their eyes closed. 2. Habakkuk was not this way. He could see the spirituality of his nation ¡§going into the toilet¡¨. 3. Habakkuk was burdened by ...read more

  • Wrestling With God Series

    Contributed by Tammy Garrison on Aug 18, 2001
    based on 55 ratings
     | 6,587 views

    This sermon embraces the uncomfortable ideas of wrestling with God, God self-limitation in the struggle, and change that occurs.

    Genesis 32:22-32 Our Bible story needs a little prefacing this evening. Its kind of like the original Star Wars Triliogy - we’re coming in to the story at Episode VI. In recent days we’ve been taking a look at some Old Testament characters, and tonight we turn our attention towards Jacob - ...read more

  • Wrestling For A Change Series

    Contributed by Wayde Wilson on Nov 13, 2000
    based on 210 ratings
     | 32,728 views

    Spiritual Growth

    “Wrestling For A Change” Genesis 32:22-32 Change can be a painful process, particularly in the area of spiritual maturity. I look back 20 years or so ago to my high school and college days and I realize God was working with some pretty “raw” material. I think of some of the things I did and ...read more

  • Wrestling With Sorrow

    Contributed by Ken Gehrels on Nov 14, 2001
    based on 25 ratings
     | 1,523 views

    A Service of Lament in wake of Sept 11 disaster

    Wrestling In Sorrow Bible Reading: Psalm 13 PREPARED BY KEN G EHRELS PASTOR CALVIN CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH NEPEAN, ONTARIO Wrestlin g In So rrow p.1 1 How long, O LORD? Will you forget me forever? How long will you hide your face from me? Why, God? When our need is so desperate, why ...read more