Faith: On the Job Training

  Genesis 15:13-14 Then the Lord said to Abram, “Know for certain that your offspring will be sojourners in a land that is not theirs and will be servants there, and they will be afflicted for four hundred years. But I will bring judgment on the nation that they serve, and afterward they shall come out with great possessions”     While living in Canaan, Joseph did not know what God had in store for his life. Every event, every …

Faith: Trials and Tribulations

Joseph had his share of trials. I can’t think of many who experienced as many bad things as Joseph. He was hated by his brothers, thrown into an empty pit, sold into slavery, shackled in irons where he was taken to a foreign land, bought by Potiphar to serve in his household, falsely accused of rape by Potiphar’s wife, thrown into prison to be released at the pleasure of Pharaoh and brought before Pharaoh to interpret two dreams that Pharaoh’s …

Faith: In The Pit

Read Genesis 37:18-24 They saw him from afar, and before he came near to them they conspired against him to kill him. They said to one another, “Here comes this dreamer.  Come now, let us kill him and throw him into one of the pits. Then we will say that a fierce animal has devoured him, and we will see what will become of his dreams.” But when Reuben heard it, he rescued him out of their hands, saying, “Let us …

Faith: God Gives Vision

Read Genesis 37:5-11 God gave Joseph two prophetic dreams. They would comfort him in the years to come as he would wonder how they would be fulfilled. God may not have given you a dream like Joseph’s vivid dreams or the ability to interpret them as He did to Joseph later in his life but you can rest assured that Jesus Himself has already given you a vision of what your life will become once you have accepted Jesus Christ …

Faith: Believing God’s Promises

Heb 11:12-13 “from one man, and him as good as dead, were born descendants as many as the stars of heaven and as many as the innumerable grains of sand by the seashore.13 These all died in faith, not having received the things promised, but having seen them and greeted them from afar, and having acknowledged that they were strangers and exiles on the earth.”   God had given specific promises to Abraham in Genesis 12:2-3 “Now the Lord said to …