We can be free of resentment for the past and trust God for the future because He is in control of all things.
When God works to humble and heal people it often seems unpleasant, but it’s always good. Three Acts in a story of transformation Act 1) Famine (42-43:15) Act 2) Feast (43:16-34) Act 3) Framed (44:1-34)
God sovereignly controls the nations in order to bless His people. Genesis 40-41 Sovereignty is never surprised, and His faithfulness never falters Humility is a reflex for those who trust God’s providence For every servant of God, suffering precedes exaltation
You can resist temptation because God has promised and proven He’s with you.
God’s ways should shock you: He blesses those who are so undeserving Genesis 38 Four scenes showing the shocking nature of grace Rampant wickedness (1-11) Deceitful scheming (12-23) Public Humiliation (24-26) A Son is born (27-30)
God is so sovereign, He fulfills His plans for good, even as people fulfill their desire for evil. Genesis 37:2-36 1) Our desires cannot be infantilized (2:24) 2) Sin promises satisfaction but delivers mourning (25-35) 3) Providence is often invisible, even unpleasant, but never absent (36)
Beholding Christ Makes Us Determined Christians Beholding Christ’s glory transforms us from doubtful to determined Christians. Four realities that transform us from doubtful to determined 1) Christ is Risen (36-43) 2) Christ in the Scriptures (44-45) 3) Christ’s Gospel Mission (46-49) 4) Christ’s Ascension (50-53)
Our devotion toward Christ is a significant indicator on how much we value Christ.
You can faithfully endure hard seasons because you know God keeps His word
Where’s The Justice? Genesis 34 The consequences of injustice are complicated and ultimately unresolvable by imperfect people; but, what we thirst for is accomplished through the Gospel. 1) Defilement (1-2) 2) Deception (3-24) 3) Destruction (25-31)