God wants to wrestle with you, and He might let you win. In the book of Genesis Jacob wrestles with God and God gives him a blessing. Brian takes a journey into the wilderness to explore Jacobs’ story and find out what the heck is going on.
Process, journal or discuss the themes of this article - here's a few questions to get the ball rolling...
Welcome to the Weekend-Follow This is the group part of the Bible Challenge, so your questions are based on specific Bible passages from the weekend message. Each week, your group will discover what God might be saying to you, and how you can respond through a group discussion.
What’s the funniest or craziest or most intense fight you’ve ever been in?
What stood out to you most from the message?
Jacob was a complicated character. How can you relate to him, the good or the bad (or both)?
Why do you think God valued Jacob’s determination and drive, despite the way he sometimes used it?
Read Genesis 32:25. When have you been humbled like Jacob was here? How did that situation impact your life?
Where, right now, do you feel you could be wrestling with God? Where do you want to see His blessing? What’s one way you can lean into that with God this week?
End with prayer. You can say something like, “God, Thank you for investing in us, for wrestling through hardship with us. Help us lean into you and your promises. Give us the strength we need to persevere. Amen.”
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Bonus Questions Check these out if you’re on a roll and want to go a little deeper!
Where in your life have you given up the fight?
Why do you think God chose to use a man like Jacob to have such an important role in His story? What does it say about God’s character?
If you keep hustling after God and wrestling with Him, how could it impact your relationship with God?
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Mar 13, 2022 • 1 hr 7 mins 8 sec