Flawed but Blessed: How Does Grace Change Me?
While karma is not a Christian teaching, a form of karma exists. The cycle of sin spins every time we give each other what we deserve. Jacob and Laban’s story is proof. Greed and lies spin back and forth, destroying a family. This same destructive cycle happens in our lives and points us to Jacob’s descendant who turned the other cheek on the cross, giving grace to sinners.
A Foundation That No Storm Can Touch
No matter how you’re feeling, no storm will get the best of you.
Flawed but Blessed: Why Does God Love Me?
Despite God’s promise to bless Jacob, he hustled his brother. What seemed small started a pattern of behavior that ruined Jacob’s family and nearly destroyed his life. This account warns us of the “small” sins that become a pattern of something greater. Finally, it serves as a contrast with Jesus, who chose to give up his birthright of blessing to sinners like us.
About the Speaker
Pastor Jared Oldenburg
Jared Oldenburg is the founding pastor of Eternal Rock Church in Castle Rock, Colorado. In addition to being part of the Grace Talks team, he wrote the book A Change of Story and the interactive iBook Who Is Jesus? Simple Answers. He lives with his wife, Aimee, and their three kids.