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Wrestlemania

Have you ever known a person who seems to live in a world of conflict? Jacob was such a man. During this series, we'll take a look at the life of Jacob, a man who was always in conflict. He wrestled with his brother, his father-in-law, and even God.

Join us as we consider how the lessons Jacob learned can be applied to our lives today.


Counting the Cost

Stairway To Heaven is not only a popular rock song known by most westerners, it is also a very popular Bible story known by most Christians. The storyline is about Jacob, a stairway, and mostly, it is about God. And although many are familiar with the story, they are unaware of its significance. This Sunday we will consider this story’s meaning, not only in the life of Jacob, but its contemporary significance in today’s church.



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Stairway to Heaven

I’ve heard people say it doesn’t cost anything to become a follower of Jesus. Just accept his gift of salvation. Is this really true? Does it cost us nothing?

In this message we continue our look at the “Stairway to Heaven” found in Genesis 28 and consider the price Jacob knew that he’d have to pay if he accepted God’s covenant gifts. I think you’ll find that the price to be paid by us is not so different.

Pastor Kenny



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Sow the Wind, Reap the Whirlwind

Have you ever heard of the biblical saying, Sow the wind, reap the whirlwind? Although it is true that some people seem to get away with inappropriate actions and attitudes, the old maxim is more true than people often realize.

In the message, we will present the third part in our series entitled Wrestlemania: A study in the life of Jacob. The title for this particular sermon is A Man Reaps What He Sows. Genesis 29 will be our text but it’s a long chapter and we will not be able to read it all in our service. Come prepared by reading the chapter beforehand.



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Desperate Housewives

I’ve never watched the show Desperate Housewives so I can only guess what it is about. However, as I read Genesis 29:31 - 30:24, this title seemed to fit.

It’s weird enough that in the last chapter Jacob wakes up with the wrong nocturnal bed partner but this passage takes things to a whole new level in degenerate activity.

Come prepared to celebrate God and to hear his truth proclaim - even through such awkward passages as these.



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Swimming Upstream

Ever feel like you are swimming upstream? The journey is not easy. Not only does the current keep pulling you back, but all your fish friends seem to be moving in the opposite direction. You feel alone, weak, and weird. You wonder if its worth all the trouble. You want to give in, but you know you need to keep on swimming.

I sometimes feel that the Christian life is like this. Everything seems to be pulling and pushing me away from where I know God wants me to be.

As we look at the life of Jacob (Gen 30:25-31:55), we’ll see an example of someone in our shoes. Everything is moving in one direction, but God is calling him to another. Let’s discover how he deals with it and if we can learn anything.

Pastor Kenny



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Defeated? Discouraged? Want to Quit?

I was in the car last night sharing my heart with my wife. I told her about an area of my life in which I feel very defeated, discouraged, and just wanted to quit. I told her that it seems like everything is pushing against me. She looked at me and said, “You aren’t a quitter.” Then the Spirit said to me, “Don’t you listen to your own sermons?”

Last week we talked about how to stay the course. How to never give up. From Genesis chapters 30–31, we gleaned several principles on how to keep moving in God’s direction. We discussed three last week and this week, we discover three more. This week, I hope I listen.



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Spoiler Alert - From Wrestling to Blessing

Have you ever flipped to the end of a book before finishing it, because you can’t wait to see how it turns out? Maybe I am the only weird one, but I doubt it.

In this message, we are going to jump out of order a bit in the story of Jacob and take a peek at the end of his life. We’ll see that he goes from wrestling in his relationships, both with God and others, to one who now brings blessing to others. Often we are bent on pursuing life on our own terms, and we run into inevitable heartache and conflict, just as Jacob experienced. But once he sees himself in how he fits into the bigger story that God is accomplishing, it makes a profound difference in all his relationships.

As we examine the last chapters in Genesis together, come ready to learn how we can bless others like Jacob did. As we do, it’s my hope and prayer for us that we would see with fresh eyes the ways that God has enabled us to bring good to others, because we know that God has been so good to us.



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Lose Sleep, but Gain Perspective

The time spent listening to this message will be well worth it when you consider what will be gained.

What you will gain is a fresh perspective on the God who never gives up on us. We will be looking at the story of Jacob in Genesis 32 & 33 to gain this perspective. Read ahead for a preview!



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Jacob: Why Would God Include Such a Weird Story?

Ever read a Bible story and think, “What in the world is that in there for? What in the World is God trying to say through such a weird story?”

As we complete our Wrestlemania series this week, we will look at Genesis 34 and ask the same questions. I think we’ll find a very interesting answer.



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