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Learning to Lean (4 of 5)
Series: Opening the Windows of Heaven
I. JACOB THE WRETCHED MAN
II. JACOB THE WRESTLING MAN
III. JACOB THE WORSHIPPING MAN
This morning I want you to turn in God's word for our lesson to Hebrews Chapter 11 and also Genesis Chapter 32. So we are going to look first at Hebrews 11 Verse 21 and then we are going to Genesis 32 and keep our Bibles open to Genesis 32.
Our theme for the last several Sundays has been Opening the Windows of Heaven. ''He that cometh to God must believe that He is that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him.'' God wants to open the windows of heaven to our lives, our families, and our church. God's greatest desire is to bless His people.
Today we are going to read about a man that God blessed. He was a patriarch, a great man of God; he was one who became a prince with God. In Hebrews 11:21 and he learned to lean. That's what I want to think about today, learning to lean on Jesus.
Have you learned to lean on Jesus? I mean when it's just you and Him, have you learned what it is to lean on Jesus in your life? That's the only way to have power with God and power with men is by learning to lean.
It's not in ourselves, we can't do it in our own strength but He's going to do it through us when we learn to lean on Him and depend on Him for everything. First Hebrews 11: 21, ''BY FAITH JACOB, WHEN HE WAS A DYING, BLESSED BOTH THE SONS OF JOSEPH; AND WORSHIPPED, LEANING UPON THE TOP OF HIS STAFF.''
So is a man who learned to lean and even when he died he was leaning on Jesus. Now in Genesis 32:28, we read about experience that taught Jacob how to lean on Jesus.
Now Jacob was quite a man, as a matter of fact, in Isaiah the Bible calls him a worm but he is a worm who became a prince. I heard about kissing a frog and he turns into a prince. I've never tried it have you? But I tell you the Bible tells about a worm that became a prince, this man, Jacob.
He's t ...
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