This message was shared by Manesh P at Word of Grace Church on October  11th, 2020 via Zoom

This teaching is a follow up on what we have been doing as a series in the book of Acts. Stephen summarizes major Old Testament event that points to the coming of the Messiah. In this series, we will be growing through some of those events.

Jacob the younger son of Isaac and Rebekah deceives His father to get the blessings of His older brother Esau. When Esau comes to know about this, he plans to kill Jacob after Isaac dies. But Rebekah gets to know about Esau’s plan and sends Jacob to her brother Laban in Paddan Aram. On the way to Paddan Aram, while Jacob is sleeping, he has an encounter with God in a dream and God blesses him. Jacob later names this place Bethel which means house of God.

Who was Jacob before he had an encounter with God at Bethel?