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Hey everyone and welcome to Refinery Life Church.

We are in a continual process of being changed into the image of Jesus Christ.

Jacob, originally a crook, had a life changing experience with God.

Lessons from a changed man is this months theme.

Today’s message is titled Finding God for Yourself.

Do you find God, or does God find you?

In a sense it works both ways.

When an evangelist once asked a young boy, “Have you found Jesus?” The bot replied, “Mister, I didn’t know Jesus was lost.”

Of course, that’s true.

On the other hand , god is lost to us if we don’t know Him.

Today’s Scripture reading tells how a young man, away from home for perhaps the first time, discovered God for himself, an experience that surpassed any previous knowledge he may have had of the Lord.

Jacob may have made it all the way to Bethel his first night away from home.

Remember, he was fleeing from Esau and was a young man.

He probably travelled light and fast.

The spot he chose to spend the night was the site of an old Canaanite worship place.

God, however, used this location as a sanctuary for His glory.

Our Lord can always give new meaning to old things, and He delights in transforming the ungodly into something or someone that will bring praise to His name.

Jacob had a marvellous dream that night and awoke to find that his life had new meaning.

For perhaps the first time in his life, God was real to him.

This firsthand experience transformed him and sent him on his way to Haran t=with a new attitude toward life and changed goals.

Some great lessons come to us from this experience.

Until next time

Stay in the Blessings

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I really want to encourage you to be diligent with your Bible study time, because God has so much more for us than we can get from just going to church once or twice a week and hearing someone else talk about the Word.

When you spend time with God, your life will change in amazing ways, because God is a Redeemer.

Theres nothing thats too hard for Him, and He can make you whole, spirit, soul and body!

You’re important to God, and you’re important to us at

When it comes to prayer, we believe that God wants to meet your needs and reveal His promises to you.

So whatever you’re concerned about and need prayer for we want to be here for you! Or even if you just want to say Hi, you can contact us


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Refinery Life Church Australia

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