Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Sermon Series
In worship during July we will be following the story of Joseph, the favorite son of Jacob. This story unfolds in Genesis 37 through 50. Jacob’s family is a case study in dysfunction. Jealousy, conflict, infidelity, backstabbing, violence, and dishonesty infect the family, and all this is seen in just the first two chapters!
There is much to learn from the story of Joseph. It is a story of betrayal, waiting, restoration, vindication, and ultimately, forgiveness. The story is familiar. Perhaps we will find ourselves in the story, and learn that God is at work in even the dark seasons of life.
July 2, 2017, we meet the family – Jacob and Sons. One father, four wives, twelve sons. And among the sons, Joseph – the favored son, born when Jacob was old. We will learn of Joseph’s dreams and betrayal.
July 9, 2017, will find Joseph in service of Potiphar, Pharaoh’s chief officer, commander of the royal guard. It is a time of waiting, as Joseph is again betrayed.
On July 16, 2017, we hear of Joseph, imprisoned for a crime he did not commit. There he interprets the dreams of two servants of Pharaoh, which leads to his restoration.
July 23, 2017, we see Joseph vindicated as his earlier dreams are fulfilled and his brothers come to him for help.
July 30, 2017, we learn of forgiveness, as Joseph explains to his brothers that what they meant for harm, God intended for good.
The story of Joseph is encouraging because in this story we learn that God can help us through difficult times, and use those difficult times to help us grow into the people God has created us to be.