Genesis 32:24-32 (MSG)


“God acts in history and gradually empowers His people to bring life to the world threatened by death and destruction. In this cycle, Jacob is called to be an instrument of God and mediator of the blessings of God so that all may have life and live in abundance.”


 1. Reveal the nature and the purposes of God                                     

Immanent in everything He has made                                                          

Invites people to cooperate with him in his creative purposes for the world                                                                                                     

Intends for every created thing to grow and develop                                   

Psalm 46:1 (NIV); Matthew 28:20 (NIV); John 10:10 (NIV); Genesis 30:30 (NIV)


 2. Reveal the importance of categories of relationship, presence and community of solidarity                                                                                  

Inclusion is a mark of blessing                                                                                          

Identification with God and his people is also a mark of blessing                                                                                          

Genesis 5:22-24 (NLT); 2Chronicles 15:1, 2 (NLT); Psalm 73:25-28 (NLT); Jeremiah 29:10-14 (NLT); Hebrews 10:19-25 (NLT)


2. Reveal the culmination of the relationship between God and Man                                                                 

Worship is its highest expression.

Worship is its surest substance

Worship is its finality                                                                          

Hebrews 11:21 (MSG); Psalm 78:3-7 (MSG); Revelation 7:13-17 (MSG)