Genesis (Page 2)
When God works to bring two suspicious, alienated parties together, it is amazing what He does. We find this is a mirror of what God does to bring each of us to Himself. Explore with Pastor Ragsdale what the reconciliation of Joseph with his brothers tells us about our reconciliation with God.
Joseph has been separated from his family most of his life. His brothers sold him into slavery and he has a lot of bad memories, which he wants to forget. Yesterday he came face to face with them and he does not realize that God is bringing them back together. How are you reconciled with those who have given you a world of hurt? Look at this passage.
Success is what most of us strive for! Joseph has been elevated by God to the second highest position in Egypt. He finds that success does not bring contentment and peace. Success brings special needs, that only God can supply. Explore with me our passage today.
What happens when you are uncertain about the future and the path ahead is unclear? Pharaoh has to turn to the God of Joseph to understand the future and find the wisest plan of action. Listen to how God orders all things according to His will.
In Movin’ on Up Joseph is at the lowest point of his life. He has moved from the beloved son to being sold into slavery in a foreign country and finally a slave in a prison. At this point he is in the best position for God to use him. For our passage we get some principles on how to find meaning in meaningless circumstances.
In modern situational ethics the teaching of honor and integrity has almost vanished. In our passage today we observe Joseph’s commitment to both. It is a story that highlights the timeless value of virtue. The Bible attests that God’s providence works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will, as Eph. 1:11 tells us. This doctrine is difficult to reconcile…
A family Shame, A National Disgrace. We all are disgusted with the political infomercials. Candidates hire a horde of detectives and publicists; detectives to find the defects of their opponents and publicists to make themselves look good in the light of the revelations about their own past. What good can come from a checkered past? We will see today!
Most of us would say that we are shaped by our experiences. Often It is through these experiences that God shapes us. We see God’s fingerprints all over the worst day in Joseph’s life. The same is true for the 21st century child of God.
The chickens come home to roost. Observe how the sins of Jacob are magnified in his sons. The question that will be answered is how do parents stop or change the generational dysfunction that plagues so many of our families. Listen to the audio and find out today!
How can a genealogy be of any spiritual value? The genealogy of Esau gives the reader several important lessons about a spiritual relationship with God and how daily decisions impact our eternal destiny. Our partner in life and our culture can impact that relationship.