Scriptures: Genesis 37, 39-41
Life is not fair. But, we know that God takes ordinary lives, even unfair situations, and makes them extraordinary. Take the story of Joseph, an "average Joe" by any definition. The Bible details how this young man was sold into slavery by his own brothers. And that might have been the end of the story--but God had other, amazing and far-reaching plans. In this message, Dr. Merritt introduces the character of Joseph, and how we can know God is walking beside us and working through us even when life seems to throw us an insurmountable obstacle.
"When you wake up every day believing that God is walking beside you and expecting God to be working for you, you will experience God witnessing through you. Others will see your trust. Others will see your faith and others will see the God that you say you believe in your life." --Dr. Merritt
Keywords: Joseph, slavery, Egyptian, Potiphar, Pharaoh, Israelite, average, Joe
Pastors Edge provides Bible preachers and teachers with ready-to-use resources and materials based on the preaching of Dr. James Merritt, Senior Pastor at Cross Pointe Church in Duluth, GA and host of the international broadcast ministry Touching Lives.