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The SmackDown at Jabbok

Pastor Scott George - May 2, 2021

The SmackDown at Jabbok

Transformable is to change in form, appearance, stature, or character.

Jacob - __________ __________


Genesis 32:22-32

That night Jacob got up and took his two wives, his two female servants and his eleven sons and crossed the ford of the Jabbok. After he had sent them across the stream, he sent over all his possessions. So Jacob was left alone, and a man wrestled with

him till daybreak. When the man saw that he could not overpower him, he touched the socket of Jacob’s hip so that his hip was wrenched as he wrestled with the man. Then the man said, “Let me go, for it is daybreak.”


But Jacob replied, “I will not let you go unless you bless me.”


The man asked him, “What is your name?”


“Jacob,” he answered.


Then the man said, “Your name will no longer be Jacob, but Israel, because you have struggled with God and with humans and have overcome.”


Jacob said, “Please tell me your name.”


But he replied, “Why do you ask my name?” Then he blessed him there.


So Jacob called the place Peniel, saying, “It is because I saw God face to face, and yet my life was spared.”


The sun rose above him as he passed Peniel, and he was limping because of his hip. Therefore to this day the Israelites do not eat the tendon attached to the socket of the hip, because the socket of Jacob’s hip was touched near the tendon.

When You Wrestle With God...

1. It's always a battle to change __________

Genesis 32:22-24

That night Jacob got up and took his two wives, his two female servants and his eleven sons and crossed the ford of the Jabbok. After he had sent them across the stream, he sent over all his possessions. So Jacob was left alone, and a man wrestled with him till daybreak.


Jabbok - place of __________

2. It's always a __________ __________ __________ match

Genesis 32:24a

So Jacob was left alone...

3. It's always a __________ fight

Genesis 32:24b

...and a man wrestled with him till daybreak.

4. It's always a battle of your __________

Genesis 32:26

Then the man said, “Let me go, for it is daybreak.”

But Jacob replied, “I will not let you go unless you bless me.”

5. It's always a place of __________

Genesis 32:28

Then the man said, “Your name will no longer be Jacob, but Israel, because you have struggled with God and with humans and have overcome.”


Israel - God __________

6. It's always a __________ where God's grace is revealed

Genesis 32:30

So Jacob called the place Peniel, saying, “It is because I saw God face to face, and yet my life was spared.”

7. It's always a __________ you'll never forget

Genesis 32:31

The sun rose above him as he passed Peniel, and he was limping because of his hip.

In Case You Missed Them...

Answers:

1. Heel Catcher

2. You

3. Emptying

4. One on One

5. Long

6. Will

7. Transformation

8. Prevails

9. Conflict

10. Fight