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Jacob had fled from Esau in order to both protect himself and find a wife. He did both through Laban, but after twenty years he needed to flee from Laban. In his departure from Laban he is once again must deal with his past as Esau and his four hundred men come to meet him, his family and abundant wealth. In having to deal with Esau, Jacob is having to deal with the past consequences of his sin. He attempts to do this by once again relying upon his own strategy and resources. Several important terms and Jacob's own admission reveal to us that Jacob is attempting to atone for his sin through his strategy. But such an approach is not necessary. Through it all we see Jacob having to deal with God in his dealing with his past. It all teaches us valuable lessons about what it means to have God save you from sin.
Having rejoiced--and continuing to rejoice--in Christ as his Savior, Paul longed to know Christ more . . . He longed to take hold of IT, so he forgot his tragic past and stretched out for the hand of his Savior.
Today Ronnie talks about King David's past. A man after God's own heart, who has a "checkered" past, including adultery and murder. Yet he still repents, accepts and steps into God's grace, knowing that only God can save him, by being cleansed, restored and used... by God.
Justin Norden, Director of Discipleship at WCC, brought this end of the year message entitled "At the Line." This message from Philippians 3:12-14 challenges us to view our past, present and future through the lens of God's Word and direction.
Redemption over my past means that in Christ God can turn our bad out for good.
When we look back, we can see the faithful and loving hand of God. [And] When we look ahead, we can know that God notices every investment into His kingdom.
Once we Trust God that moves us into Action. While "in action" we will take a look beneath the surface and uncover some things from our past...