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Meant For Good

A Study Of The Life Of Joseph

Source of Life: Reconciliation (BG)

June 13, 2021 • Jon Siebert • Genesis 45—46

After weeks of seemingly continuous heartbreak and let downs, we see a happy resolution to the story of Joseph and his family. Joseph reveals his identity to his brothers, is reunited with his father, and provides a safe place for the people of God setting them up to flourish. The story of Joseph's life provides us a beautiful picture of the Gospel. Joseph moves from abandonment in a pit, a time of servitude, and false imprisonment, to a place of power and respect, now used to protect and sustain his family. Joseph moved from death and despair to life, from destitution to a life of fortune and plenty. Not only does he experience this himself, but he also shares the abundance with others. Although God's ways can be difficult to understand at times, He uses the everyday events of our lives to accomplish His will, reconciling people to Himself, and others to one another. By now, we can see in full what Joseph meant when he said: "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." (Gen. 50:20)

Source of Life: Reconciliation (WS)

June 13, 2021

We've all been hurt by the words or the actions of others 😢 The closer we are to the person, the deeper the wound--wounds which can stir up anger, resentment, or even a desire for revenge the longer we hold onto them. In 📖 Genesis 45-46 we see that there is a better way--restoration. As Joseph chooses to forgive his brothers, he is able to focus on God’s plan, rather than his pain. Join us this Sunday as we conclude our study in the life of Joseph and discover how we too can experience the freedom found in the choice to forgive.

Source of Life: Reconciliation (HP)

June 13, 2021 • Michael Hearn • Genesis 45—46

There’s nothing better than a happy ending to a great story; good triumphs over evil; rags to riches; victory clearly belongs to the good guy. Rarely do we stop to consider humility and forgiveness as ingredients for crossing the finish line as the uncontested winner. At the close of Joseph’s story, we see him not only forgive the unthinkable, but point to a purpose beyond himself, demonstrating just how God meant all of his story for good. Join us at 9 or 11 am this Sunday as we study and learn from this exemplary man.

Gracious & Merciful (BG)

June 6, 2021 • Jon Siebert • Genesis 42—44

Gracious & Merciful (WS)

June 6, 2021 • Dave Williams, Kenan Stolz • Genesis 42—44

Gracious & Merciful (HP)

June 6, 2021 • Michael Hearn • Genesis 42—44

As we've walked through the life of Joseph together, we've been given a picture of how to engage every season with personal integrity 🕊️ but how does that play out within our most intimate relationships? What does it look like for God to bring healing & restoration to broken families? Join us this 🙏 as we walk through the testing of Joseph's brothers and a beautiful picture of God's redemptive work in not only Joseph, but also in the lives of his brothers. Discover with us God's unique design for HIS family, the body of Christ.

Exalted: Rise To Power (WS)

May 30, 2021

One of the highlights of Joseph’s story is his consistent, God-oriented perspective regardless of his personal circumstances. For us, a God-oriented perspective can be hard to maintain--ironically sometimes more so when things are going well! Yet Joseph’s perspective never changed whether he was in the prison or the palace. Join us this Sunday 🤗 as we continue to dig into the story of Joseph and discover why seeing things from God’s perspective is just as important during the good as it is the bad.

Exalted: Rise To Power (BG)

May 30, 2021

Everyone loves a good underdog story. Movies, books, and new headlines grab our attention when we see someone overcoming the odds. This week in our study of the life of Joseph, we come to a point that many might presume to be the culmination of the story in lieu of Joseph's outward success. We find, however, that his heart and allegiance still lie elsewhere. The story is not over yet!

Exalted: Rise To Power (HP)

May 30, 2021

Everyone loves a good underdog story. Movies, books, and new headlines grab our attention when we see someone overcoming the odds. This week in our study of the life of Joseph, we come to a point that many might presume to be the culmination of the story in lieu of Joseph's outward success. We find, however, that his heart and allegiance still lie elsewhere. The story is not over yet!

Faithful: Dream Interpreter (BG)

May 23, 2021

Just wait for it…how well do you wait? Lately, it feels like all we’ve done is hurry up to wait, and then wait some more. How do you get through seasons of prolonged waiting? In this sermon we will take a look behind the curtain to see what’s going on while we wait.

Faithful: Dream Interpreter (WS)

May 23, 2021

Many of us in this season have found ourselves asking "Why?". Why has this happened? Why did God allow it? Why are we suffering? The life of Joseph is full of the same ups and downs. Even in the depths of prison Joseph waits on the Lord--not that he had much choice; he couldn’t go anywhere 😅 But do we not find ourselves also stuck, unable to go anywhere when our circumstances are outside our control too? Tune in as we explore what could happen if we, like Joseph, shifted our focus from asking "Why?" to worshiping the God who is worthy to be praised--even in our waiting!

Faithful: Dream Interpreter (HP)

May 23, 2021

Just wait for it…how well do you wait? Lately, it feels like all we’ve done is hurry up to wait, and then wait some more. How do you get through seasons of prolonged waiting? In this sermon we will take a look behind the curtain to see what’s going on while we wait.

Tempted: Potiphar's Wife (BG)

May 16, 2021 • Jon Siebert • Genesis 39

Have you ever found yourself in a position where you are doing the right thing and still wind up in trouble? Do you ever feel like you can't catch a break? Where do you turn, or where do you go? Is there a right way? Learning from someone else’s experience can be a great gift! This sermon we’ll process together navigating false accusations and the consequences found within Joseph’s example in Genesis 39.

Tempted: Potiphar's Wife (WS)

May 16, 2021 • Dave Williams • Genesis 39

Perhaps you have seen the coffee cup slogan, “Lord, lead me not into temptation…I can get there all by myself!” We all wrestle with temptation. Jesus himself was tempted in every way. Temptation is really an impulse to fulfill a legitimate, natural desire or need in a way that is unhealthy, excessive, or clearly outside the boundaries that God has established for our benefit and protection. Tune in as we look at three specific temptations Joseph faced in Genesis 39 📖 --ones we all wrestle with at different times in our lives. Discover with us how what we believe to be true in that moment determines our ability to stand firm.

Tempted: Potiphar's Wife (HP)

May 16, 2021 • Michael Hearn • Genesis 39

Have you ever found yourself in a position where you are doing the right thing and still wind up in trouble? Do you ever feel like you can't catch a break? Where do you turn, or where do you go? Is there a right way? Learning from someone else’s experience can be a great gift! This sermon we’ll process together navigating false accusations and the consequences found within Joseph’s example in Genesis 39.

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