Jacob’s Prayer for Joy

Although prayer and spirituality are very popular in our culture, we will see that what the Bible thinks about spirituality and what modern people think about spirituality aren’t necessarily the same things at all. 

We are exploring Biblical case studies of people who had authentic and life-changing encounters with God. Today’s message looks at what happened when Jacob encountered God. How do you know that you don’t just believe in God, but that you’ve actually met him? If you meet God, according to this text, 1) You must meet God alone; 2) You must meet God for blessing; and 3) You must meet God at the point of weakness.

This sermon was preached by Dr. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on October 7, 2007. Series: Real Spirituality - Prayer and Beyond. Scripture: Genesis 32:22-31.

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