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Encounter – Jacob

About This Talk

Have you ever had difficulty with a family member, particularly a brother or sister? How did that resolve itself? In the Bible, we read of one particular situation involving two brothers where one of them encountered Jesus and their life was transformed. Find out more in this message.

Points to Ponder

Be Prepared and Persistent

Expect the Unexpected

Remember God’s Interventions

God’s Purposes and Plans always Prevail

About The Series

Turn your eyes upon Jesus,
Look full in His wonderful face,
And the things of earth will grow strangely dim,
In the light of His glory and grace.

Helen Howarth Lemmel (1863-1961)

Over and over again God’s Word describes for us what it is like to encounter Jesus face to face. Many of these encounters were unexpected but all left an indelible mark. In the form of a Theophany, he appears to Old Testament saints such as Joshua who receives a visit from an unexpected ally in the ferocious heat of battle.

Through his ministry in first-century Palestine, the Gospels describe a number of encounters of both Jews and Gentiles with Jesus Christ. From the encounter with Nathaniel to the encounter with Pontius Pilate, the writers of the Gospels describe the varying reactions of people to this One who claimed the authority of God Himself.

This summer we invite you again to turn your eyes ‘unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith’ and encounter Him again, Face to Face, through the eyes of men and women who looked into his eyes.


Read Genesis‬ ‭32:22-24

What did Jacob do before he had an encounter?

Read Matthew 5:14-16

What do we have to show to others and why?

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