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  • Wrestling With God Series

    Contributed by Vic Folkert on Mar 23, 2018
    based on 1 rating
     | 8,201 views

    In the darkness, which we all feel at times, Jacob wrestles with God. He asks for assurances of blessing (which he already had), but instead, he gets God! Jesus also wrestles in the garden, giving up control, and God raises him from the dead.

    WRESTLING WITH GOD—Genesis 32 (Children’s Message: afraid of the dark?) Are you afraid of the dark—or the darkness? Maybe the darkness is in the hospital, or a war zone, or you found yourself jobless or on the edge of bankruptcy. Maybe the darkness was anguish over children, or marital ...read more

  • Wrestling With God

    Contributed by Kerry Haynes on Aug 6, 2017
    based on 4 ratings
     | 15,494 views

    There are moments in life that change us forever. Today's story looks at the second of two such moments in Jacob's life, where he wrestled with God in prayer and in pride, and was forever changed.

    Genesis 32:22-31 Wrestling with God Have you ever had a pivotal moment in your life that has forever changed you? For me, one such moment was the day I joined the military. I felt like God wanted me to do something truly significant with my life, and that decision forever changed me. In the ...read more

  • Wrestling With God

    Contributed by Chris Surber on Aug 1, 2008
    based on 1 rating
     | 3,537 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 Perry Greene on Apr 23, 2019
     | 2,735 views

    At times God wants us to wrestle with Him for the blessings we request. How badly do you want that for which yu ask?

  • Wrestling With God

    Contributed by Sheila Crowe on Sep 26, 2002
    based on 17 ratings
     | 3,688 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 Carl Greene on Jul 18, 2009
    based on 4 ratings
     | 4,801 views

    Jacob wrestles with God and names the place "Peniel," meaning "face of God". Each of us needs our own "Peniel," a place to meet God. God gives us such a place, the Holy Bible.

    OPENING Talk about the courage to suffer: A first-grade teacher seated her students in a circle. She asked them what they wanted to be when they grew up. One by one, each child got up and announced, "I’d like to be a nurse like my mother," or "I want to be a banker like my father," or "I want ...read more

  • Wrestling With God Series

    Contributed by Paul Barreca on Mar 2, 2013
    based on 3 ratings
     | 4,770 views

    Here, God empties Jacob of his NATURAL effort and teaches Jacob to trust Him completely.

    What images come to mind when I mention the word wrestling? For some, it is an image of a High school wrestling match. Others happily envision Dad wrestling with his son. And a few of us think of the theater of “professional wrestling” with Iron Rings of death and tag team death ...read more

  • Wrestling With God

    Contributed by Russell Brownworth on Apr 2, 2001
    based on 166 ratings
     | 53,335 views

    A message on settling the issue of an authentic relationship with God.

    "Wrestling With God" Genesis 32.27 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 youth, trying to grow physically. We all struggled as ...read more

  • Wrestling With God

    Contributed by Tim Patrick on Jul 1, 2009
    based on 6 ratings
     | 4,992 views

    Consider what it means and what it accomplishes when we wrestle with God.

    Have you wrestled with God lately? What do I mean by wrestling with God? There are times in our lives when we will wrestle with issues concerning our behavior or God’s will for our lives. We will wrestle with God when we are considering His will. We will wrestle with God when we are struggling ...read more

  • Wrestling With God Series

    Contributed by Tammy Garrison on Aug 18, 2001
    based on 55 ratings
     | 6,827 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 With God

    Contributed by Sam Mccormick on Oct 26, 2018
     | 6,715 views

    On the way to meet his extranged brother Esau, Jacob experienced a strange encounter with a "man," who Jacob identified as God himself.

    WRESTLING WITH GOD Please turn to Genesis 32. Having made a covenant of peace with Laban, his nettlesome father-in-law, Jacob traveled southward through the country east of the Jordan River. The “angels of God” met him there. Their purpose seems to have been to set up a meeting between Jacob and ...read more

  • Wrestling With God Series

    Contributed by John Dobbs on Sep 21, 2019
     | 708 views

    The last battle of recovery is the battle with God. When we have hurt everyone around us, ourselves, and our own decisions have caused a lot of pain we can’t resolve, it’s time to face the One who loves us relentlessly.

    WRESTLING WITH GOD Genesis 32:9-13, 22-30 Introduction The last battle of recovery is the battle with God. When we have hurt everyone around us, ourselves, and our own decisions have caused a lot of pain we can’t resolve, it’s time to face the One who loves us relentlessly. When we have repaired ...read more

  • Wrestling With God

    Contributed by Russell Brownworth on Aug 3, 2005
    based on 17 ratings
     | 4,968 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

  • Wrestles With God

    Contributed by Christian Cheong on May 31, 2006
    based on 26 ratings
     | 3,973 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.

  • Wrestling With God

    Contributed by Gordon Curley on Nov 18, 2010
    based on 1 rating
     | 3,551 views

    Jacob Wrestles With God. (PowerPoint slides to accompany this talk are available on request - email: gcurley@gcurley.info)