Advent Devotionals

Jacob: Repentant Faith

Jim (Coach) Horner

Coach Jim Horner presented, “Jacob: Repentant Faith,” during which he spoke about how Jacob went from being a deceitful sinner to a repentance that caused him to wrestle with an “angel” all night in order to receive a blessing from God. During that encounter is when God changed Jacob’s name to Israel, which means “Fighter of God.” Coach explained that it is God that gives us the repentance through His grace. We can only come to salvation in Jesus by God’s grace, not by anything that we can do.  Only His grace gives us the faith to believe. When we are truly repentant, that repentance will result in the good works God has designed for us believers.