Service notes: "God's got your back!"
-Joseph the son of Jacob. One of 12 kids.
-Joseph had dreams that upset brothers and dad.
-Joseph's dreams showed his family bowing down to him.
-Brothers plot to kill Joseph out of hate and envy.
-brothers sold Joseph onto slavery and moved to Egypt.
-Joseph was offered sex by his master's wife. In order to honor God, Joseph left.
-Joseph was thrown into prison due to wife's story.
-Has anybody every ever been hurt or broken by family? What kind of hate would that cause in you?
-Could you image being removed from family, friends, loved ones?
-At the young age of 17, Joseph lost all plans for his future due to slavery.
-He dealt with loneliness and abandonment.
-What would that raise up in you? Anger? Pain? Loneliness?
Are you preparing for your promotion?
1. Joseph didn't allow his past to hold him hostage.
(Philippians 3:13, Isaiah 43:18-19)
-If you need help it is okay! Get the help you need!
-God can and will meet your need!
2. Joseph didn't complain about everything, he lived a life of high expectation and quality.
(Proverbs 17:27, Daniel 6:3)
-Whatever Joseph did if put his hands on prospered!
-Are we being excellent at our job and lives?
3. Joseph didn't yield to temptation. He kept his focus on pleasing God.
(Luke 4:1-14, 1 Corinthians 10:13)
-What are you weapons of warfare? Are we using them during times of temptation?
-Our weapons are community, prayer, word of God, Holy Spirit, church.
4. Joseph maintained an unquestionable work ethic. (Proverbs 14:23)
-In all labor there is profit!
-It's not always what we do, but it's how we react to what's done to us!
-During the process of work, our skill should increase.
5. Joseph was able to forgive! (Genesis 45. Ephesians 4:32. Mark 11:25)
-could we do that without any left over emotions attached?
-We have to walk in love!
"If opportunity isn't knocking, build a door."
YOU'VE GOT A PURPOSE ON YOUR LIFE! Don't just sit back waiting for something to happen. DO SOMETHING!
Anthony K. Giesick
I grew up loving stories and quickly found myself loving writing poetry, stories, songs! Here is a sample of what Beautiful Feet Writings is all about!.