June 3, 2018
This Sunday, Kenny will be preaching from Genesis 28:10-22.
Jacob had thought he’d been so clever. His deception had worked and he had received his father’s blessing, but not without serious consequences. His brother plots to kill him so Jacob runs into exile while Esau remains in the land. With a 500-mile journey ahead of him, he stops to rest for the night, alone and uncertain, and the LORD appears in a dream. And His words are filled with unexpected grace:
“Behold, I am with you and will keep you wherever you go…”
How many times throughout the bible has God extended this gracious promise to sinners and scoundrels? Ourselves included!
Would you read through this passage and pray in preparation for this week’s gathered worship?
- Ask God for a heart like the Thessalonians who, when they “received the word of God… accepted it not as the word of men but as what it really is, the word of God, which is at work.”
- And please pray for Kenny as he studies and prepares to preach this Sunday and Caleb as he prepares to lead us in sung worship.