The story of Jacob, from the book of Genesis, provides an illustration of how most people tend to operate in this culture and of how we can follow the plan God created. Jacob, whose name literally means “deceiver” or “grasper”, goes through a series of experiences of deceiving others and being deceived. But he ends up wrestling with “a man” who turns out to be the pre-incarnate Christ. He can’t win the fight, but he doesn’t give up, either, and is renamed Israel (literally “God will prevail”). In that experience he goes from one who pushes his way through life to one who hangs onto God. Message delivered 8/25/13.
Also during the worship service, there were testimonies from Rick Schwein and Patti Lloret (in which she sings the song “Treasure”) reflecting on their participation in the “Not a Fan” study.
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Another testimony during the service was from Ron Carter, sharing an insight that God gave him recently. 130825-Ron Carter testimony