JESUS IN THE UN-FAMILIAR
UN-EXPECTED “JESUS IN THE UNFAMILIAR” Austin Tialavea “Then Jacob awoke from his sleep and said, ‘Surely the Lord is in this place, and I did not know it.’ ” Gen 28:16 NKJV JESUS CAN BE FOUND IN THE UNFAMILIAR!! “Now Jacob went out from Beersheba and went toward Haran. So he came to a certain place and stayed there all night, because the sun had set…” Gen 28:10-11 NKJV TO BE UNFAMILIAR AND UNCOMFORTABLE ARE INGREDIENTS TO FAITH STRETCHING!! “…And he took one of the stones of that place and put it at his head, and he lay down in that place to sleep. Then he dreamed…” Gen 28:11-12 NKJV “For we walk by faith, not by sight.” 2 Corinth 5:7 NKJV IF YOU WANT TO MAKE GOD LAUGH, TELL HIM YOUR PLANS!! “And behold, the Lord stood above it and said: ‘I am the Lord God of Abraham your father and the God of Isaac; the land on which you lie I will give to you and your descendants. Also your descendants shall be as the dust of the earth; you shall spread abroad to the west and the east, to the north and the south; and in you and in your seed all the families of the earth shall be blessed. Behold, I am with you and will keep you wherever you go, and will bring you back to this land; for I will not leave you until I have done what I have spoken to you.’ “ Gen 28:13-15 NKJV “Then Jacob made a vow, saying, ‘If God will be with me, and keep me in this way that I am going, and give me bread to eat and clothing to put on, so that I come back to my father’s house in peace, then the Lord shall be my God…” Gen 28:20-21 NKJV Life Group Questions: What Unfamiliar place, have you found yourself in this season?? Have you found Jesus there?? Share of a time when an Uncomfortable situation/place caused you to stretch your faith. What was the outcome?? Can your Faith be stretched when you’re comfortable?? If Yes, How?? If No, then Why?? Has God been Faithful to you in 2019?? Has He gone above and beyond what you had imagined?? Are you encouraged to enter in the Unfamiliar territory or 2020?? It’s Faith growing time!!