JACOB: A Wrestling Match that Became a Prayer Meeting! (2 of 7) by Steve Wagers

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JACOB: A Wrestling Match that Became a Prayer Meeting! (2 of 7)
Series: Leading Us in Prayer Will Be....
Steve N. Wagers
Genesis 32:24-32

Sermon Outline
1. The Resistance of a Bewildered Man!
A. The Stranger that He Fought!
B. The Struggle that He Faced!
2. The Request of a Broken Man!
A. A Request of Urgency!
B. A Response of Honesty!
3. The Realization of a Blessed Man!
A. The Moment of a Holy Encounter!
B. The Memory of a Heavenly Experience!

1. I recently came across an article entitled, "The Obituary of Mrs. Prayer Meeting." It reads:
"Mrs. Prayer Meeting died recently at the First Neglected Church, on Worldly Avenue. Born many years ago in the midst of great revivals, she was a strong healthy child, fed largely on testimony and Bible study, and was one of the most influential members of the famous Church family.
For the past several years, however, Sister Prayer Meeting has been failing in health, gradually wasting away until rendered helpless by stiffness of knees, coldness of heart, inactivity, weakness of purpose and will power. At the last she was not a shadow of her former self. Her last whispered words were inquiries concerning the strange absence of her loved ones now busy in the marts of trade and places of worldly amusements.
Experts, including Dr. Works, Dr. Reform and Dr. Joiner, disagreed as to the cause of her fatal illness, administering large doses of organizations, socials contests and drives, but to no avail.
A post mortem showed that a deficiency of spiritual food, coupled with the lack of faith, heartfelt religion, and general support were contributing causes to her death. There were only a few present at her death, sobbing over memories of her past beauty and power.
In honor of her going, the church doors will be closed on Wednesday night, save the 3rd Wednesday night of each month, when the Ladies Pink Lemonade Society will serve refreshments to the mens' handball team!"

2. When we meet Jacob in Ge ...

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