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Although this series is entitled 'The Life of Joseph', it is in fact the account of Jacob, and is very closely linked to the covenant promises of God. That's why chapter 38 is a vital part of the story, showing how God will ultimately fulfil His promises made to Jacob. With that context in mind, when we read of God's blessing on Joseph's life, we see the actions of a faithful God who had promised to bless this family. Not only Joseph is blessed, but those around him too. However, we also see temptation, trials and injustice. Through it all, Joseph deals with the temptation, knowing that to give in to it would be to sin against God. He remains faithful to God throughout. Joseph foreshadows Jesus. Just like those who were blessed by association with Joseph, today we are blessed by association with Jesus.
Carlos Romero is a Missionary with ASELSI in Chichicastenango. In this message he reminds us of the importance of submitting to authority. He also speaks of the blessings that come as a result of being under the authority of leaders.
Follow godly wisdom. God’s blessing comes to those who follow godly wisdom. Stay focused on a preacher’s faithfulness to God’s word.
With some foundational things in place - approach to the Bible (humility, submission, context), importance of genre, etc. - in this session we talk a bit more in detail about some difficulties dangers associated with eschatology. There is a dominant view in our culture concerning eschatology - but is it correct? In this session a bit of a closer look will be taken of 1 Thessalonians 4 and Matthew 24.
Introduction: the Trials of Life 1. Why do we experience trials in our lives? 2. Why are there trials in the Christian life? The Blessings of God: amidst the Trials of Life 1. God’s Purpose: our sanctification for His glory (Jm 1:2-4; Eph 1:6; 1Pe 1:3ff) 2. God’s Promise: the crown of life for those who love Him (Jm 1:12; Romans 8:28ff) 3. God’s Provision: the Lord Jesus Christ - His gospel and salvation (Jm 1:13-18; Rom 8) 4. Our Patient-Endurance: we follow Jesus Christ by faith (Jm 1:1-4,12; 5:7-20; Mark 6:45-52)
God wants a testimony to his goodness, grace and mercy. Peter preaches Jesus Christ to the people who are now open to hear the sermon, he charges the people with murder, attributes the healing of the man to Jesus Christ of Nazareth, encourages the people, softens the situation by calling them brethren, remembers that once he had also denied Jesus Christ , and he exalted the people to become Christians.