Scripture Text: Genesis 32            Preacher: Rev. David Sutherland           Date 23 September 2018

The fourth episode in our study of the life of Jacob finds Jacob travelling away from Laban with his family and livestock, when he learns that his brother Esau, whom he supposes to be hostile, is approaching in the company of 400 men. After taking whatever measures he can devise to appease Esau and protect his family, he waits alone for the arrival of his brother. In this moment of crisis Christ comes to Jacob in the form of an angel, and in the course of the night humbles, changes and blesses him. 

Jacob in Crisis