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The Story
Finding Your Anchor in Life's Felt Hopelessness
Telling God's Story Thru the Suffering of Betrayal and Grief
Genesis 37:18 They saw him afar off, and before he came
near ...
Telling God's Story Thru the Suffering of Betrayal and Grief
20 Come now, let us kill him and throw him into one of the
pi...
Telling God's Story Thru the Suffering of Betrayal and Grief
Genesis 39:5 From the time he put him in charge of his
househ...
Telling God's Story Thru Unjust Suffering
Genesis 39:9 "Is he (Potiphar) is not greater in this house
than I am; nor has h...
Telling God's Story Thru Unjust Suffering
10 And although she spoke to Joseph day after day, he
would not listen to her, t...
Telling God's Story Thru Unjust Suffering
Genesis 39:19 When his master heard the words which his
wife spoke to him, "This...
A Surprising Doorway of Suffering
Genesis 39:20 Joseph's master took him and put him in
prison, the place where the king's...
A Surprising Doorway of Suffering
1 Peter 2:20 For what credit is it, if when you do wrong and
are beaten for it you take ...
A Surprising Doorway of Suffering
Genesis 41:16 "I cannot do it," Joseph replied to Pharaoh,
"but God will give Pharaoh th...
Telling God's Story Relationally to Hard People
Genesis 46:29 Joseph had his chariot made ready and went
to Goshen to meet...
Lesson #1: Seeing God's Story: Saving People for Joy
Isaiah 46:10 I made known the end from the beginning,
from ancient ti...
Lesson #1: Seeing God's Story: Saving People for Joy
Genesis 45:3 Joseph said to his brothers, "I am Joseph! Is
my father ...
Lesson #1: Seeing God's Story: Saving People for Joy
4 Then Joseph said to his brothers, "Come close to me."
When they had...
Lesson #1: Seeing God's Story: Saving People for Joy
5 And now, do not be distressed and do not be angry with
yourselves f...
Lesson #1: Seeing God's Story: Saving People for Joy
6 For two years now there has been famine in the land, and
for the ne...
Lesson #1: Seeing God's Story: Saving People for Joy
7 But God sent me ahead of you to preserve for you a
remnant on earth...
Lesson #1: Seeing God's Story: Saving People for Joy
8 "So then, it was not you who sent me here, but God. He
made me fath...
Lesson #1: Seeing God's Story: Saving People for Joy
9 Now hurry back to my father and say to him, 'This is
what your son ...
Lesson #1: Seeing God's Story: Saving People for Joy
11 I will provide for you there, because five years of famine
are sti...
Lesson 2: God's Story Can Survive Every Obstacle You Face
Genesis 15:13 Then the LORD said to Abram, "Know of a
surety tha...
Lesson 2: God's Story Can Survive Every Obstacle You Face
Genesis 50:19 But Joseph said to them, "Don't be afraid.
Am I in...
Lesson 2: God's Story Can Survive Every Obstacle You Face
1 Peter 2:21 For to this you have been called, because
Christ al...
Lesson 2: God's Story Can Survive Every Obstacle You Face
24 He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we
mig...
The Story
Finding Your Anchor in Life's Felt Hopelessness
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The Story, part 3: Joseph -- From Slavery to Deputy Pharoah

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09/25/16 Sermon
Pastor Seth Gatchell
Pacific Church of Irvine
www.pacificchurch.com
3rd message in a series entitled, "The Story"

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The Story, part 3: Joseph -- From Slavery to Deputy Pharoah

  1. 1. The Story Finding Your Anchor in Life's Felt Hopelessness
  2. 2. Telling God's Story Thru the Suffering of Betrayal and Grief Genesis 37:18 They saw him afar off, and before he came near to them they conspired against him to kill him. 19 They said to one another, "Here comes this dreamer.
  3. 3. Telling God's Story Thru the Suffering of Betrayal and Grief 20 Come now, let us kill him and throw him into one of the pits; then we shall say that a wild beast has devoured him, and we shall see what will become of his dreams."
  4. 4. Telling God's Story Thru the Suffering of Betrayal and Grief Genesis 39:5 From the time he put him in charge of his household and of all that he owned, the LORD blessed the household of the Egyptian because of Joseph. The blessing of the LORD was on everything Potiphar had, both in the house and in the field.
  5. 5. Telling God's Story Thru Unjust Suffering Genesis 39:9 "Is he (Potiphar) is not greater in this house than I am; nor has he kept back anything from me except yourself, because you are his wife; how then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?"
  6. 6. Telling God's Story Thru Unjust Suffering 10 And although she spoke to Joseph day after day, he would not listen to her, to lie with her or to be with her.
  7. 7. Telling God's Story Thru Unjust Suffering Genesis 39:19 When his master heard the words which his wife spoke to him, "This is the way your servant treated me," his anger was kindled. 20 And Joseph's master took him and put him into the prison, the place where the king's prisoners were confined, and he was there in prison.
  8. 8. A Surprising Doorway of Suffering Genesis 39:20 Joseph's master took him and put him in prison, the place where the king's prisoners were confined. But while Joseph was there in the prison, 21 the LORD was with him; he showed him kindness and granted him favor in the eyes of the prison warden.
  9. 9. A Surprising Doorway of Suffering 1 Peter 2:20 For what credit is it, if when you do wrong and are beaten for it you take it patiently? But if when you do right and suffer for it you take it patiently, you have God's approval.
  10. 10. A Surprising Doorway of Suffering Genesis 41:16 "I cannot do it," Joseph replied to Pharaoh, "but God will give Pharaoh the answer he desires."
  11. 11. Telling God's Story Relationally to Hard People Genesis 46:29 Joseph had his chariot made ready and went to Goshen to meet his father Israel. As soon as Joseph appeared before him, he threw his arms around his father and wept for a long time.
  12. 12. Lesson #1: Seeing God's Story: Saving People for Joy Isaiah 46:10 I made known the end from the beginning, from ancient times, what is still to come. I say, "My purpose will stand, and I will do all I please."
  13. 13. Lesson #1: Seeing God's Story: Saving People for Joy Genesis 45:3 Joseph said to his brothers, "I am Joseph! Is my father still living?" But his brothers were not able to answer him, because they were terrified at his presence.
  14. 14. Lesson #1: Seeing God's Story: Saving People for Joy 4 Then Joseph said to his brothers, "Come close to me." When they had done so, he said, "I am your brother Joseph, the one you sold into Egypt!
  15. 15. Lesson #1: Seeing God's Story: Saving People for Joy 5 And now, do not be distressed and do not be angry with yourselves for selling me here, because it was to save lives that God sent me ahead of you.
  16. 16. Lesson #1: Seeing God's Story: Saving People for Joy 6 For two years now there has been famine in the land, and for the next five years there will not be plowing and reaping.
  17. 17. Lesson #1: Seeing God's Story: Saving People for Joy 7 But God sent me ahead of you to preserve for you a remnant on earth and to save your lives by a great deliverance.
  18. 18. Lesson #1: Seeing God's Story: Saving People for Joy 8 "So then, it was not you who sent me here, but God. He made me father to Pharaoh, lord of his entire household and ruler of all Egypt.
  19. 19. Lesson #1: Seeing God's Story: Saving People for Joy 9 Now hurry back to my father and say to him, 'This is what your son Joseph says: God has made me lord of all Egypt. Come down to me; don't delay. 10 You shall live in the region of Goshen and be near me - you, your children and grandchildren, your flocks and herds, and all you have.
  20. 20. Lesson #1: Seeing God's Story: Saving People for Joy 11 I will provide for you there, because five years of famine are still to come. Otherwise you and your household and all who belong to you will become destitute.'
  21. 21. Lesson 2: God's Story Can Survive Every Obstacle You Face Genesis 15:13 Then the LORD said to Abram, "Know of a surety that your descendants will be sojourners in a land that is not theirs, and will be slaves there, and they will be oppressed for four hundred years….
  22. 22. Lesson 2: God's Story Can Survive Every Obstacle You Face Genesis 50:19 But Joseph said to them, "Don't be afraid. Am I in the place of God? 20 You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives. 21 So then, don't be afraid. I will provide for you and your children." And he reassured them and spoke kindly to them.
  23. 23. Lesson 2: God's Story Can Survive Every Obstacle You Face 1 Peter 2:21 For to this you have been called, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in his steps. 22 He committed no sin; no guile was found on his lips. 23 When he was reviled, he did not revile in return; when he suffered, he did not threaten; but he trusted to him who judges justly.
  24. 24. Lesson 2: God's Story Can Survive Every Obstacle You Face 24 He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed. 25 For you were straying like sheep, but have now returned to the Shepherd and Guardian of your soul.
  25. 25. The Story Finding Your Anchor in Life's Felt Hopelessness

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