Even with our disabilities, character flaws, shortcomings, insecurities, and immaturity, God accepts us as we are. Sunday Sermon: "Who are you? It was his pride and joy. Not embarrassed to bow your knee and thank God publicly. Before we leave this story, we need to see how it ends. Joseph knew who he was. SermonSearch.com is an online resource for sermon outlines and preaching ideas. As a matter of fact, Potiphar had purchased Joseph as a slave from the Ishmaelites. The young student went home elated. That is the question the writer of First Peter was addressing in our text for this sermon: “But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s own people” (1 Peter 2:9). It’s just that simple. After the sermon, a response was given by Red Jacket, one of the leading chiefs. Daily devotional with John Piper. His response was simply. Conclusion: It is by knowing Christ that you will learn to obey Him, and the more you obey Him the more easy it will be: and in obeying Him you will find your honour. Just because I can dunk a basketball doesn’t mean I should raise your kids.”. Sermon. Dr. Sproul then goes on to explain the type of back to some and its relationship to the various Levitical washings. She ran across the deck that was already slanted at a dangerous angle. I began tonight’s sermon with the question who are you. Because the old man was Frank Lloyd Wright, probably the greatest architect of the time. . But I delivered them into your hand. There’s a time to walk and a time to run away. When temptation comes, you’ve got to move fast. At this point it’s worth pausing to ask why a red-blooded young man would say no to an available woman. Dear congregation, He knows who we are – by name! He accepts us with one eye, one arm, one leg - feeling like a piece of junk. He can take all our sins and wipe our slate clean. Christ owns you and paid for you with his life. This story is far from over. . He needs us. A note from Pastor Mark: I hope that this sermon was a blessing to your life. When she calls him “this Hebrew” (15), there is even a touch of racism in her words. When last we saw our hero, he had been betrayed by his brothers and sold to desert traders who took him to Egypt where they sold him to a man named Potiphar who was head of Pharaoh’s security detail. How could such a thing happen? His reward was a quick trip to jail. And may God bless us all." If you can see that you are carnal, that you act more like a baby most of the time and you act like Jesus, then please come and deal with the problem. God is the authority on who we are. Children's Sermon John 1:29-42 Who Are You? Her words sound plausible because she’s got Joseph’s coat in her hand. Solid Joys. Finally she made her move: One day he went into the house to attend to his duties and none of the household servants was inside. End of story. So what do you do now? Synopsis of Sermon 01/03/09 Delivered by Bishop Walker III Text: Mark 8:34-38:34And when he had called the people unto him with his disciples also, he said unto them, Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. from nothing to something, from rejected to accepted" (1 Peter 2:9-10, The Message). But I told her she was.". That was a settled issue even though he was a teenager. She recalls the hurtful words of classmates calling her names. Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. He was a fine looking man, young and strong the way Potiphar had been when they first met, before too many court dinners had spoiled his waistline and before too many late night meetings with Pharaoh had placed permanent bags under his eyes. The Lord was with him; he showed him kindness and granted him favor in the eyes of the prison warden. Usually the two best players would be captains and as they were choosing up sides you were thinking, "I hope I get chosen by this team, because they are the winning team." The sermon manuscripts are not copyrighted, so preachers can use them without our permission. When you find yourself down and out, up against the wall and under the pile, when nothing is going right and you are hopelessly entangled and you see no way out of the mess you are in, before you say something you shouldn’t say or do something you shouldn’t do, before you blow your top or give up the ghost, remember that God still loves you and then Just Say No. The Lord was with Joseph and he prospered, and he lived in the house of his Egyptian master. Have you ever asked yourself how many times you are photographed in a day? We offer 30,000+ outlines and 10,000+ free sermon illustrations from top Christian pastors and communicators. As he follows Potiphar all eyes follow him. He knew who he was and he acted on his convictions. Let God begin to mature you tonight. CSB Holy Land Illustrated Bible (Hardcover), by Rick Ezell on Wednesday, January 01, 2014 at 7:00 AM. Remember that you are your own person. That court is never divided, never uncertain, and never wrong. Family therapist Paul Faulkner tells of the man who set out to adopt a troubled teenage girl. In the end, we will never be disappointed. 2. The Latin word for priest means bridge. Among other things, the chief said: "Brother, you say that there is but one way to worship and serve the Great Spirit. Please click here to learn how you can make a monthly donation to help us in this great work of preaching the Gospel to the whole world. You’re here to be light, bringing out the God-colors in the world. Lost people may not understand the finer points of doctrine, but I will guarantee that this much is true: Lost people can spot a phony a mile away. The King James Version uses a quaint expression to describe how Joseph responded to the final seduction: “He left the garment in her hand, and fled, and got him out” (v. 12). Adultery is still sin because God says so. You won’t believe who shows up. It happened because the world cannot understand a believer with conviction. The recent auctions of Jacqueline Kennedy's and Princes Diana's personal possessions reveals that value is enhanced by previous owners. Who you rolling with? If we are not serving what in the world were we saved for? I am acceptable. God, too, has told us that we are his children, if we trust and believe in him. When we hear them, we chuckle because we all know, in various ways, how true they are. They looked down with unspeakable sorrow on the corpse of their son - who had one eye, one arm, and one leg. Remember these values that have been instilled within you. INTRODUCTION: A. He is our Creator. That’s Charles Barkley, and those words come from a famous Nike commercial. Because no one else could get him out so he got himself out of trouble. Upon hearing of her actions, friends urged him not to finalize the adoption. We can go directly to God. Despite his flat refusal, she continued to seduce him day after day (v. 10). Our beliefs about ourselves determine our behavior. Peter goes on to say, "Once you were not a people, but now you are God's people; you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy" (1 Peter 2:10). We are God's. (Ill. The blessing of the Lord was on everything Potiphar had, both in the house and in the field (39:5). A wealthy English merchant was very eccentric and satisfied with only the best of everything. We do not know her name, only that she is the wife of Potiphar and is connected to him in name only. please pastor, if there is only one person you want to manisfeat the God's grace on your life upon,please daddy kindly count me worthy of this rare previledge to have a direct contact with you sir both on your personal gsm phone and at the headquarters. Some parents on the East Coast received a telephone call from their son during the Korean War. He didn’t flirt with trouble. There is one fact—and only one fact—that should give us any hope that his story will turn out well. 2) Joseph is unjustly imprisoned (19-20). Today in the Word, July 24, 1993. We say with the psalmist, “Forever, O Lord, your word is settled in heaven” (Psalm 119:89). One would question the father's logic. John and a few of his disciples are together as Jesus approaches. 1. If you are having problems logging in or think this is an error, please contact us online or call 1-800-537-1030. What exactly is temptation? "Let her go," they said. Believe it or not, Moses actually had the guts to ask God that same question a long time ago. Text: I Timothy 4:1-2 I. Who owns you? He is our Creator. In the end, it comes down to a simple question: It opens with Joseph enjoying good success because “the Lord was with him.” Although he ends up in jail, even there he prospers because “the Lord was with him.” In between he proves himself worthy of greatness because he knew how to say no. This video teaches about how big God is. Sermon: “Who Do You Say that I Am?” (August 24, 2014) by kdudley | Aug 25, 2014 | News. Worldwide Week 2016; Worldwide Week 2019; Worldwide Week 2020; Speakers. In times like these, we need an infusion of the Joseph-spirit so that we will do what he did. Not embarrassed by the criticism. How would you respond to someone who asked you those same three questions, “Who are you? Our desire to be accepted influences the kind of clothes we wear, the kind of car we drive, the kind of house we buy, and even the career we choose. This Englishman shipped the car back to the Rolls-Royce plant and was surprised when the car was repaired overnight and returned to him without a bill. See series. God’s sons . Remember who you are. Yet, he married three times and has six children (two from each marriage). You say, "well I have this wallet" and so you take out the wallet and you start to take the money out and you say, I have a few dollars and he goes, "I will take it, but I don't just mean your money. When Tim Tebow spoke in San Diego, he was asked, “Do you see yourself as a role model?” His answer was simple and clear: “There are a lot of role models out there, there just aren’t many good ones. There’s one other point to notice. - 1 Peter 2 4. Sunday’s Sermon – What Are You Looking For? We’re on a mission to change that. and to God you are loved. The Scripture say, "You have been bought and paid for by Christ, so you belong to him" (1 Cor. “‘With me in charge,’ he told her, ‘my master does not concern himself with anything in the house; everything he owns he has entrusted to my care. Who Wants Beans... Barbecue on the Table? He approached her, smiled, patted her shoulder, and gently squeezed her frail hand. Why should you and I expect to get off any easier? We can find room for him for a while. The clip was pulled from the message, "Trapped in Nazareth". In the Name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. There is a neat symmetry to this story of Joseph and Potiphar’s wife. Here is my whole sermon in one sentence: If you know you are, you can serve Christ anywhere. By Lois Parker Edstrom OBJECTS SUGGESTED: Birth certificate. – John 1:35-42. Here’s a bit from the news coverage of the event: “I loved how genuine he was,” said Tracy Cox of Santee. The scene is the royal court of Egypt. The four pillars of self-esteem. When you’ve got the world by the tail on a downhill slide … 4. Want to get in touch? She was intelligent. Some of you right now are struggling with a poor view of God as Christians. When you just got a promotion … Having His image and likeness inside of us was meant to be our source of strength and confidence. He would either be a lunatic – on the level with a man who says he is a poached egg – or he would be the devil of hell. Please see below for details. . We seek it from our parents, peers, partners. Second, there is no contradiction between God’s blessing and our temptations. A house, a car, a piece of art, a baseball card are only worth whatever someone is willing to pay for them. You recite your unworthiness to yourself, you sit in the pigsty of an old sin, and not only wonder how you got there, but how your King can receive you. There are some things worse than going to jail for doing right. 3. For more information, see our Privacy Policy. 7:23 NIV). She was granted three minutes or they would have to leave without her. When the authority tells us something we can count on it. It hurts. Although his warranty had run out, there was no charge. ", "No, Mom, I want him to stay always. We need to hear from an informed and authorized source. Do you know what it's like to be lost, left out, and alienated? What are you doing for the Lord? Please use these sermons as the Lord leads, but nothing on this site may be used for profit without my expressed, written permission! . She raced through the gambling room with all the money that had rolled to one side, ankle deep. The owner called the company and inquired about the repair. C. Connection with the saints. As you can imagine, Potiphar’s wife wasn’t too happy about all this. If you’re counting, that’s five times in four verses that Moses mentions how God blessed Joseph. Victoria Osteen - Sermon: Know Who You Are In Christ. This is perhaps life’s hardest question: “Do you know who you are?” game too. She must have been persistent because when Joseph turned her down (verses 8-9) she came back again and again. So they couldn’t be father and son, but they didn’t seem like master and slave either. There are two things we ought to learn from this. Recommitting to Christ brings a freedom in ways that we can't even think are possible. What was paid for you? Treated as though they never existed. Who Are You Really? Value depends on who has owned an item in the past. He’s a slave in Egypt. and God’s daughters. Just the Three of Us - Colossians 3 3. By the time he arrived, she was gone and the house was in shambles. "Some say you are Elijah or one of the prophets," answered another. At his side is a young man, not an Egyptian, a fact made clear by his appearance. When she said, “Why don’t you stay for a while?” he said, “I’d love to, but I’ve got to run.” And that’s exactly what he did. The lesson is clear. Two things happen in short order: He didn’t say, “How far can I go?” No one will see you,” remember that God sees everything you do, and then Just Say No. We’re going public with this, as public as a city on a hill. He left her holding his coat while he ran the other way. Like the woman going back for the oranges, Jesus went to the cross for us. You're emotional because you've been in a war. It makes you feel like a piece of junk.". Immediately, our past can be purged. She was well dressed. To ensure you receive the best experience on LifeWay.com, we use cookies to process information about your visit. 11-12a). You'll write powerful and fresh messages every week with our preparation tools on a number of sermon topics, including expository preaching. She smiled back but said nothing. Today’s gospel lesson picks up the story right where we left off last week, after the baptism of Jesus by his cousin, John the Baptist. For his part, Joseph admires his master. She’s grabbing him and pulling him down with her. Sometimes we act like lost people have no perception at all. This story is far from over. Most of us spend our entire lives trying to earn acceptance. As believers in him we are accepted, valued, capable, and forgiven. When you receive Jesus, He changes your identity. Thanks for your interest! Mt 6:24, "No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Know when to walk away “I am not a role model. As if nothing had ever gone wrong. Paul at this day stands in a most honourable place in the Church of God, simply because being called of God to do His will he did it … So… who do you think you are? This sermon is part of the sermon series "Lessons from the Psalms". If you belong to God, you can’t sleep with your boss’s wife. ", "Sure, son," his mother replied. Read More. Do you have any thoughts or questions about this post? 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