Are You In The Place Of God

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Sermon based on Genesis 50.15-26

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Are You In The Place Of God

  1. 1. Are You in the Place of God? Genesis 50:15-26
  2. 2. The Patriarchs Diagram: Smith, J. E. (1993). The Pentateuch (2nd ed.). Joplin, Mo.: College Press Pub. Co.
  3. 3. Reasons for a Grudge <ul><li>Ridiculed because of dreams </li></ul><ul><li>Plotted to kill </li></ul><ul><li>Sold into slavery </li></ul><ul><li>Unjustly accused and imprisoned </li></ul><ul><li>Forgotten about </li></ul>
  4. 4. Joseph’s Perspective <ul><li>Don’t be afraid. Am I in the place of God? Genesis 50:19 </li></ul><ul><li>You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives. Genesis 50:20 </li></ul>
  5. 5. Restoring Gently <ul><li>If someone is caught in a sin, …restore that person gently. Galatians 6:1 </li></ul><ul><li>Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. Galatians 6:2 </li></ul><ul><li>As we have opportunity, let us do good to all people Galatians 6:10 </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>So what? </li></ul><ul><li>Now what? </li></ul>

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