As we work to understand God and His plan and purpose for us, we find a number of patterns and processes shown in the Bible that help to reveal the nature of God. There are patterns of 3 used to help show us how God is 3 beings in one: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; the story of the Children of Israel serves as an illustration of our personal spiritual journey; and the list goes on. Among all of the examples that can be studied, one particular story is that of Jacob (renamed Israel by God). In this message, Pastor Doug discusses how Jacob, even though he was far from perfect, was chosen and used by God to accomplish tremendous things. Just like Jacob, we can overcome our old nature – with God’s help – and live with a new nature that God can use for our good and the benefit of those around us as well.