What Is Your Name?
Sunday August 2nd, 2020
Questions from God Message Series
Rev. Dr. Jack Mannschreck
Questions from God – What Is Your Name? Based on Genesis 32:22-31. This is a classic story of identity and the meaning of names and what we do to “create a name” for ourselves. Jacob wrestles all night with God. God asked Jacob his name and Jacob tells him. Obviously, this is not for God’s knowledge, but for Jacob to fully own who he had become, living a life of deception and estranged from his brother for 22 years. Jacob emerges from his struggle with God with a new name (“Israel”) and a limp; signifying that his experience with God has left him forever changed.