JULY 23, 2017

ANNOUNCEMENTS

REDEEMER'S CHURCH OVERSEER CANDIDATE SUBMISSION

Name *
Name

OFFERING

For Text to Give, text "give" to 559.472.7212


CONNECT

MESSAGE NOTES

 

JOSEPH: CAN'T STOP GOD'S PLAN

Genesis 37

Pastor Jeff Harrington

 

Family problems won’t stop God’s plan. (Gen 37: 1-4)

  • Generational family problems. (Jacob’s story)
  • Current family problems.

 

Spiritual problems won’t stop God’s plan. (Gen 37: 5-11)

  • Vision can scare people
  • Just because you know something…
  • Being close to God can scare others.

 

Really hard problems may be part of us fulfilling God’s plan. (Gen 37: 12-17)

  • Jesus was led into wilderness TO BE tempted! (Matthew 4: 1-11)
  • Peter was allowed to be “sifted.” (Luke 22: 33-32)

 

Does your theology (what you know about God/Jesus/Holy Spirit), your faith (what you believe about God/Jesus/Holy Spirit), have room for God leading you into a really hard situation?

 

“Just because you can’t see or imagine a good reason why God would allow something bad to happen doesn’t mean there can’t be one” - Timothy Keller

 

Disobeying God can never stop God’s plan. (Gen 37: 18-36)

  • Sin takes you where you didn’t intend to go;
  • Sin keeps you longer than you intended to stay;
  • Sin costs you more than you intended to pay.

 

God will find you; God will not leave you; God has paid the debt.