Sermon from January 20, 2013.
Read Genesis 25-32.
Genesis 32:30 And Jacob called the name of the place Peniel: for I have seen God face to face, and my life is preserved.
Genesis 25:26 - Jacob's name literally means heel catcher.
Genesis 25:28 - Jacob's family was marked with division. Esau sold Jacob his birthright in a moment of weakness, and Jacob tricked his father into giving him Esau's blessing.
Genesis 29:25 - Jacob thought he was marrying Rachel. Jacob finally leaves after years of trickery and changed wages by Laban. Jacob and his family headed to his childhood home. They heard that Esau is coming to meet him.
Genesis 32:24 - Jacob's hip was touched and his name was changed to Israel.