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A New Name, A New Man— Pastor Lonnie D. Bell, Jr.
Sermon Series: Genesis
August 4, 2019
DEEP SHEET: Sermon Study Questions
1. What are some of the questions that immediately come to your mind as you read through this narrative?
2. Why is it significant that Jacob is alone?
3. Discuss the fact that God responds to Jacob’s earlier prayer in a surprising and uncomfortable way. What does this teach us about the Christian life?
4. What other passages of Scripture help us understand the identity of the one who wrestles with Jacob?How would such passages have prepared God’s people for the Incarnation?
5. How does this story show that the Lord is personal and responsive in how he relates to us?
6. What does this event accomplish in Jacob’s life? How should this story affect the way we view our wounds and weaknesses?
References: Genesis 33:3; Hosea 12:3-4; Genesis 16:13; 22:16; 18:2; John 14:8-9; Genesis 18:32; Zechariah 4:6; 2 Corinthians 12:9, 10.