His Story - Week 8

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Genesis 39:2

The Lord was with Joseph…

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Genesis 39:3-4

And Potiphar saw that the Lord was with him and that the Lord caused all that he did to succeed in his hands… and so he made him overseer in his house and put him in charge of all that he had.

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Genesis 39:7

“Lie with me.”

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Genesis 39:21

But the Lord was with Joseph and showed him steadfast love.

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Genesis 39:22-23

And God gave him favor with the keeper of the prison. And the keeper put Joseph in charge of all the other prisoners. The keeper of the prison paid no attention to anything that was in Joseph’s charge, because the Lord was with him. And whatever he did, the Lord made it succeed.

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Genesis 45:5-8

Do not be distressed or angry with yourselves because you sold me here… God sent me before you to preserve for you a remnant on earth, and to keep alive for you many survivors. So it was not you who sent me here, but God.

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Genesis 50:15-21

When Joseph’s brothers saw that their father was dead, they said, “It may be that Joseph will hate us and pay us back for all the evil that we did to him…” But Joseph said to them, “Do not fear, for am I in the place of God? As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good, to bring it about that many people should be kept alive, as they are today. So do not fear; I will provide for you and your little ones.” Thus he comforted them and spoke kindly to them.

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God will put Jesus on the throne.

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Live with the assurance that God is with you.

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Genesis 50:19-20

But Joseph said to them, “Don’t be afraid. Am I in the place of God? You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.

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God was as much in the pit and the prison as he was in the palace.

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Romans 8:28-29

And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son…

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“But I want resolution in my lifetime.”

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2 Corinthians 4:17

For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison…

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Joseph’s life shows you that there is not one wasted event; not one wasted second; not one spurious molecule in all the universe.

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The Kingdom of God moves forward through suffering.

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God calls us not to a platform, but the cross.

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Two Lies About Forgiveness:

Lie #1: You must wait until the person shows they’ve repented.
Lie #2: Forgiveness is a feeling; you can’t really do it until you feel it.

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