Thank you for joining us for worship this week.
Today, we continue our message series - THE BLESSING. We are looking at the early fathers of our faith as we study Genesis 24-34. This week, as we study Genesis 28, we will see a dramatic change in Jacob as his experience of God gets personal.
I pray that your participation in today's worship helps you move closer to Jesus and reveals more of his plan for your life.
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Order of Worship
Songs for worship:
“Christ Beside Me”
“I Have Decided To Follow Jesus”
“Lord of the Dance”
“When We All Get To Heaven”
Blessed Be Your Name
Lord I Need You
Genesis #26: The Blessing - Real Change
Bottom Line: God's unchanging love changes everything
Each person who calls our church home will experience the real presence and power of God.
Each person who calls our church home will be involved in showing and sharing God’s good news where ever we gather, where ever we live, and where ever we go.
Each person in our community will experience the tangible love of God through our ministries.
God's grace, working in and through us will serve as a rising tide for our entire community. We will we be changed individually, and the change in us will overflow and ripple out into every crack and corner of our community; touching every life, even those in the darkest corners. We will see hope rise again in our community as God's presence in our faith driven, hope-filled, graceful love draws people to Him.
Genesis 28:1–22 (NIV)
So Isaac called for Jacob and blessed him. Then he commanded him: “Do not marry a Canaanite woman. 2 Go at once to Paddan Aram, to the house of your mother’s father Bethuel. Take a wife for yourself there, from among the daughters of Laban, your mother’s brother. 3 May God Almighty bless you and make you fruitful and increase your numbers until you become a community of peoples. 4 May he give you and your descendants the blessing given to Abraham, so that you may take possession of the land where you now reside as a foreigner, the land God gave to Abraham.” 5 Then Isaac sent Jacob on his way, and he went to Paddan Aram, to Laban son of Bethuel the Aramean, the brother of Rebekah, who was the mother of Jacob and Esau.
6 Now Esau learned that Isaac had blessed Jacob and had sent him to Paddan Aram to take a wife from there, and that when he blessed him he commanded him, “Do not marry a Canaanite woman,” 7 and that Jacob had obeyed his father and mother and had gone to Paddan Aram. 8 Esau then realized how displeasing the Canaanite women were to his father Isaac; 9 so he went to Ishmael and married Mahalath, the sister of Nebaioth and daughter of Ishmael son of Abraham, in addition to the wives he already had.
10 Jacob left Beersheba and set out for Harran. 11 When he reached a certain place, he stopped for the night because the sun had set. Taking one of the stones there, he put it under his head and lay down to sleep. 12 He had a dream in which he saw a stairway resting on the earth, with its top reaching to heaven, and the angels of God were ascending and descending on it. 13 There above it stood the Lord, and he said: “I am the Lord, the God of your father Abraham and the God of Isaac. I will give you and your descendants the land on which you are lying. 14 Your descendants will be like the dust of the earth, and you will spread out to the west and to the east, to the north and to the south. All peoples on earth will be blessed through you and your offspring. 15 I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go, and I will bring you back to this land. I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you.”
16 When Jacob awoke from his sleep, he thought, “Surely the Lord is in this place, and I was not aware of it.” 17 He was afraid and said, “How awesome is this place! This is none other than the house of God; this is the gate of heaven.”
18 Early the next morning Jacob took the stone he had placed under his head and set it up as a pillar and poured oil on top of it. 19 He called that place Bethel, though the city used to be called Luz.
20 Then Jacob made a vow, saying, “If God will be with me and will watch over me on this journey I am taking and will give me food to eat and clothes to wear 21 so that I return safely to my father’s household, then the Lord will be my God 22 and this stone that I have set up as a pillar will be God’s house, and of all that you give me I will give you a tenth.”
This week's prayer focus:
Sunday - Our Mission: God, increase the desire of believers to fulfill the Great Commission. Matthew 28:19-20
Monday - Our Church: God, direct our vision for the Future. Proverbs 19:21
Tuesday - Our Leadership: God, help our ministers and volunteers persevere in Your work. 1 Corinthians 15:58
Wednesday - Families: God, help our families be committed to the Lord and His Work. Joshua 24:15
Thursday - Our Community: God, bring salvation to the lost. Luke 19:10
Friday - Children/Youth: God, help our young people set an example of godliness for others. 1 Timothy 4:12
Saturday - Adults: God, give our adults discernment to not be deceived by the world and Satan. 1 Peter 5:8
Merger prayer focus: Needing workers
One of the major hindrances to growing as a church is the lack of workers. As we look to launch new ministries to reach new people in the mission field, an adequate number of passionate workers are needed.
Pray that God would bring people to fill the gaps. Matt 9:37-38
Pray for new teachers. James 3:1
Pray for more youth and children workers. Matt 19:14
Pray God would bring young adult workers. 1 Cor 12:7
Pray God would bring tech people. 1 Cor 12:27
Pray that God would bring more musicians. Psalm 150
Pray that God would bring diversity in workers. Eph 2:13-16
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