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Genesis Chapter 32

Jacob wrestles with God in ___________________                                    V. 1-12

Mahanaim means “double” camp!

Some of the Promised Land moments God has for us are on the other side of __________________ the Esaus in our lives.

Have you ever been greatly afraid and distressed?

This is the first prayer we see Jacob initiating since Bethel in Genesis 28:20-22.

Jacob makes common sense ______________________                          V. 13-23

What are some good Bible examples of that?

How many animals does Jacob give Esau?     

The Jabbok Ford would be about 45 miles south of the Sea of Galilee, crossing the Jordan River 

Jacob wrestles with God in ________________________                         V. 24-32

Who was this Jacob wrestled with?

The key verse in the chapter is verse 26 – I will not let you go until you bless me!

Jacob’s name is changed to Israel. Jacob meant heel grabber, or deceiver. Israel means ___________________ with God.

 “To him who overcomes, I will give some of the hidden manna to eat. And I will give to him a white stone, and on the stone a new name written which no one knows except him who receives it.”                     -Jesus in Revelation 2:17b   

Jacob named the place Peniel, which means “Face of God.” A great phrase of the reformation was Coram Deo, which means before the face of God. All of life is to be lived with a sense that it is lived “before God’s ________________ eye.”

What would the limp represent in Jacob’s life going forward?

His tendency to take matters into his own hands instead of _________________ on God. The limp would slow him down just enough to not get ahead of God!