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Let’s allow God to cultivate godly restraint in our lives

Whether it’s taking another slice of chocolate cake, or losing our temper when frustrated, self-control can be difficult to maintain. But it’s a virtue we all need! Our study of the fruit of the Spirit continues.

Let's take one final look at the blind man in John chapter 9, from the perspective of Jesus

In the dark, it’s hard to see anything clearly. It’s only when the light is turned on that everything comes into focus. Let's take one final look at the blind man in John chapter 9, from the perspective of Jesus, the Light of the World. See this passage with new eyes.

Discover how fear can change the way we view those in need

Parents are supposed to want the best for their children. Let's study a mom and dad who weren’t exactly happy about their son’s miraculous healing!

Discover who God chooses to be part of His family

The more we discover who the Old Testament character of Jacob was, the more we may wonder why God would ever want to be associated with such a person, let alone have a relationship with him! We’re getting to know “The God of Jacob.”

Managing our inner struggles with the Lord

It was the most lopsided fight in human history. Did Jacob actually believe he had a chance against the God of the universe? Let's talk about wrestling with God. We’ll learn from Jacob’s example how to manage our own inner struggles with the Lord.

Let's lean on the promise of mercy

The Bible warns us, “You reap what you sow.” The Old Testament character, Jacob, planted quite a few destructive seeds within his family. The result of which should have been a harvest of pain. Discover how Jacob received what he didn’t deserve, an outpouring of God’s grace!

Catch a glimpse of God’s greater plan for our lives

Stuck in the moment, it can be difficult to see what God is doing in our lives. But if we widen our perspective, we may catch a glimpse of God’s greater plan! Let's look at the bigger picture in the life of Jacob. In the midst of chaos, God was building his future.

Discover how a self-centered prayer can turn into a step of faith!

Caught with no way out, many people have tried to bargain with God. “Lord, if you help me right now, I’ll turn my life around!” But does God ever answer those types of prayers? Let's discuss Jacob’s negotiation with God.

Let’s take a closer look at Jacob’s life-transforming vision

Exhausted from running from his lies and deceit, Jacob finally fell asleep. And the dream God gave him turned his entire life around! Have you had a moment that changed your life?

Find out how God uses flawed families

Does your family fight and bicker? Perhaps there are a few skeletons in your family’s closet. Don’t worry; you’re not alone! Let's reveal the decades-old feud that took place in Jacob’s family, and how God’s mercy showed up in the midst of domestic conflict.

Find out how to avoid making the mistake of missing a potential blessing

Have you ever misconstrued a conversation? It can happen when we hear only what we want to hear. Discover how Jacob’s family misinterpreted a God-given prediction, and almost missed the potential blessing! Learn how to avoid making the same mistake.

Discover the surprising connections between Jacob and Jesus

More than a millennium separates Jacob, the father of Israel, and Jesus, the promised Savior. Let's study one such link between Jacob and Jesus—snakes. Pull up a chair and be a part of the conversation.

Discover how God can transform our identities

Names can stick with us for years. Perhaps you’ve had labels, nicknames, or reputations haunt you since childhood. Let's study why Jacob’s name made him an unlikely participant in God’s sovereign plan. Our study of Jacob continues.

God’s mysterious way of working out His amazing plan!

We know that God has a plan for us. But how He accomplishes that plan can often leave us scratching our heads! If the life of Jacob tells us anything, it’s that those confusing events are all part of God’s amazing plan!