15 March 2015 Sunday Morning Service

Bible
OT Genesis 32 : 22 – 32
NT Ephesians 6 : 10 – 18

Genesis
32:22 That night Jacob got up and took his two wives, his two maidservants and his eleven sons and crossed the ford of the Jabbok.
32:23 After he had sent them across the stream, he sent over all his possessions.
32:24 So Jacob was left alone, and a man wrestled with him till daybreak.
32:25 When the man saw that he could not overpower him, he touched the socket of Jacob’s hip so that his hip was wrenched as he wrestled with the man.
32:26 Then the man said, “Let me go, for it is daybreak.” But Jacob replied, “I will not let you go unless you bless me.”
32:27 The man asked him, “What is your name?” “Jacob,” he answered.
32:28 Then the man said, “Your name will no longer be Jacob, but Israel, because you have struggled with God and with men and have overcome.”
32:29 Jacob said, “Please tell me your name.” But he replied, “Why do you ask my name?” Then he blessed him there.
32:30 So Jacob called the place Peniel, saying, “It is because I saw God face to face, and yet my life was spared.”
32:31 The sun rose above him as he passed Peniel, and he was limping because of his hip.
32:32 Therefore to this day the Israelites do not eat the tendon attached to the socket of the hip, because the socket of Jacob’s hip was touched near the tendon.

Ephesians
6:10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.
6:11 Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.
6:12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.
6:13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.
6:14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place,
6:15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace.
6:16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.
6:17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
6:18 And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints.