How many times have we tried to be someone we aren’t in the hopes of gaining the love and acceptance that we long for? In this story Jacob longs for his father’s blessing, but he thinks the only way to get it is to pretend to be his brother. Of course, by pretending to be his brother, all he does is confirm his true identity. He is Jacob, the deceiver. In this message we will find that there is hope even for deceivers like Jacob, but only if they are willing to stop running and acknowledge the truth.
Who am I: Jacob, Shame and our True Identity
March 20, 2021 • Tim Cain
The Dysfunctional Families that God Uses
June 12, 2021 • Tim Cain
Have you ever come face to face with a brokenness that was your fault? Genesis 35 tells us how God responds to the mess that Jacob and his family found themselves in because of Jacob’s compromise. In this passage we learn that no matter how long you have run or how far you have fallen it is never too late to repent and come back home. Home to the God who loves us and gave the son of his right hand as a sacrifice for our sins.
How the Gospel Redeems the Abuse of Power
June 5, 2021 • Wes Van Fleet
In Genesis 34, we see two examples of the abuse of power. Sadly, it is the victim of the abuse that is left silent and in need. Listen and hear how Jesus comes to demonstrate an other-worldly power that draws near to the abused and offers hope for abusers.