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Sunday, January 19, 2020

Joseph: A Life of Exile (PM)

Joseph: A Life of Exile #3
Series:Exile
Duration:28 mins 30 secs
Joseph: A Life of Exile #3

Genesis 41:1-16

Lesson from Joseph...

1. Abandoning God is NOT an option.
  • The pit was purposeful, not pointless.
  • There is NOTHING random about your life...God is making us more like him by and through difficulties.
Change ???
  • God is not only changing us through difficulty, He is also with us in difficulty.
  • We can never sink lower than Christ can descend.
2. Glorifying God should be a normal part of our life, regardless of the circumstances.
  • The dream says everything is going to die...Joseph point them to the LIVING God.
Genesis 41:25-36
  • James 4:10, "Humble yourself before the Lord and he will exalt you."
  • You don't have to exalt yourself...God will do if for you if you are humble.
Genesis 41:37-45
  • Zaphenath Paneah – the one who furnishes the sustenance of the land.
Which Came First... Favor or Faithfulness?
  • Was it God's favor that led to the faithfulness of Joseph... YES.
  • None of us is faithful to God on our own.
  • God's favor leads to our faithfulness
BUT...
  • In some ways, it is right to say that our faithfulness is rewarded with God's favor.
So... which is it? BOTH

Bottom line: In both cases the final credit belongs to God.

 

 
   
 
 
   
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