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Flawed But Blessed

In this five-part series, Pastor Novotny walks through the accounts of Jacob in the Bible. The overall theme throughout these accounts is that despite Jacob’s lies, deceit, and dishonor, God’s grace prevailed. You will realize that though you are flawed like Jacob, God’s forgiveness and love are constant, and you can look to the Lord, trust in him, and see that he is with you all the time.

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Flawed but Blessed: How Boldly Can I Pray?

In the strangest scene of Jacob’s story, God appears and wrestles with him for hours. Despite God’s superior strength, “Jake the Snake” refuses to loosen his python grip until God blesses him. After decades of grabbing on to sin, Jacob finally grabs on to God. In the same way, we grip God in prayer, holding on to his promises until he blesses us.