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May 23, 2021 8:00 am
Dr. Tony Evans explores the relationship between emotional pain and spiritual progress will somebody else celebrating faithfulness. This is the alternative Dr. Tony Evans authored speaker, senior pastor of Oakland Bible Fellowship in Dallas Texas and president of the urban alternative.
It often seems like those you've accomplished the most for God had been through the worst life has to offer.grievances are painful experiences can be used to bless and build up the body of Christ. Let's join him as he explores how to do that for you. You background your parental background you can't take that you have learned that you have received and what to do now that you are a believer if you only now calling, which means the promotion of his kingdom and not merely doing a job or getting a paycheck, although that could be included all the raw ingredients God uses no good easy for us to accept God's good things. Background in my life spent a lot of time there to say God is the strength of Paul to put him in the leader of the church in terms of setting forth the doctrine and making the defense. One of the great things about grace is that God can take mistakes and make them miracles don't want misquoting me God endorsed mistakes. But the reality is, God can still mistakes that have been ripped and you must make a call on the good news was chapter 22. We talked about a lot of people in the Bible but not my favorite character in the Bible.
The remapping is not monthly because he liked all always talking running stuff. I would let anybody else call to preach okay Simon permission to send you likely have you but you wake not praying Jesus is praying for you and praying for you that you may not praying for you that you don't quit on me and you. When you have turned against the Bible say when you are converted straight brothers support install for you and for you because we are going to allow Satan to get through to pray for you as you get really messed up. Then I want you to go help somebody else think Jesus would say you grandma someone to go find someplace that he said thank you. I'm praying for you. You get rid mess up when you get fixed up with you and I would agree not to say no when manager told me you told me's for this class exactly what Peter sings.
Peter says 33 with you both to present at the death, no mess up here you can depend on me. I have not told me too much greater for this he did not go more publicly. Jesus knew he was going to nonpublicly predict nonpublic links didn't stop him from the nonpublic like when you get back you'll be. Did you know that God can take when dripping and making more use of the bad excuse the consequences of the bad, but it means that God is bigger than family buildings implode, they collapse and there is a mess to clean up but the Christian life is that Jesus Christ could take the rubble I can start something new. I promise Butler can't grow as a cockroach so that means cockroach at the beginning of a brand-new day some messes we get in. God doesn't keep us from usually the one you love them. You hear, don't give in the messes and that is what we should say don't.so I'm not going to get in God's sake because God wants to use them later on for ministry seeking God's mercy to take your lemons and make lemonade.
The types of things that are not so good. You're not so proud and same on here is I wish it were different, but if not I wish I could change it but I can't. So here is the mass right and click and turn it mass. I'm available for you to do something it was not bad. As Michael David said after you send in happy repentance. Now you will teach me how to show sinners away. How do you know the way back if you never been stray. You can't play with God. You can say well since I can no way back by going astray limit was positive I can talk and all the way back to get the grace of God is that he can use ghostly good strikes the job opportunities you have the experiences you have the education that you will use those things for your calling you for your calling the most difficult of all, probably is the ugly. These are things that happen that you have no control over, but that have indelibly marked your life retail of the modules. John was born into a family.
I will have time to read all storage on the last third of the book of Genesis shyster trickster, little more than the game.
His father was Jacob.
Jacob again is a lot of his birthright includes what his mother joined her son to contrive the birthright from again against the ravens and the light, Jacob, John the 111 10, yeah, what is Bob's wife one of the crazy stuff. The story of Joseph centers around the compass, that will all the camels back with their Genesis chapter 37. The first book of the Bible, you can't miss. Genesis chapter 37 verse three no real Jacob loved Joseph more than all the sons stories of the present because he was the son of his only he made a very colored favorites and saw that the father more than I could not speak to him on friendly terms. So we got sibling rivalry. You can get along because of the favoritism of the fall that led to a plan to Joseph bad when your brothers want wipe you out, but I wanted to go to make it look like you killed him with blood all over his call to call back to his father David picked up Jean from Jacob I will just pass when I good looks a whole bunch of stuff as well as one of the so they finally sent to some verse 28. Some trainers out of the pit song the Ishmaelite for 20 shekels of silver. That's called blood. When you because we all like the back bad family background. Many of us come from bad family back and we are in pain the day, what mama was like what Danny was like what brothers and sisters would like. And we still enduring the pain maybe abused by a father, making the glass maybe rejection us. Joseph situation bad. How much worse can it get you get sold as a slave. I'm nobody to talk about self image that's scenario is now sent to Egypt rejected by his family when he gets to Egypt 39 to become the slave boy and a man's house named Potiphar. I like a guy name know what you looking for verse two and the Lord was with Joseph. Verse three that his master saw the Lord was with him and how the Lord caused all that he did to prosper. Verse five. Thus, the Lord blessing was upon already owned the house and in the field is good news first so the good news first of the good news is this no matter what your background or how deep your pain caused by the dysfunction of your family or other people's sins that have met you. If the Lord is with you can rejection difficult psychology and still do some no matter how ugly it is the Lord was with Joseph and he blessed and blessed me in the story Potiphar's wife started like angels. The Bible tells us why she liked verse six says he was handsome and form an appearance.
I saw he was handsome and apparent.
He worked out and she said Playboy got it going on all right. Joseph says verse nine. Can I commit this great suit against God down to grab the garment as he right. Verse 14 great this means you don't. So what's happening now 90 which he spoke them saying this is what you slay me that it naturally applies whether Kingsbridge is working and it was there. Talk about ugly. Bin Laden. To have your family mental but when I'll drop you all done right some time doing right can be quite expensive will see how God turn that situation around and discover how he can do the same for us.
That's coming up after these reflections from Dr. Evans on 40 years of God's faithfulness. Little did I know that he would take humble beginnings and turn it into an international ministry. Now 1400 stations daily and hundred and 30 countries around the world reaching hundreds of hundreds of thousands of people with the truth of God, and now using social media, and all manner of ways to impact individuals and families and churches and even communities would take us on all levels of society from the homeless person to the White House bringing God's truth my praise God for 40 years of his favorite attorney assured that the more people who meet Jesus more lives will be transformed. It's a simple equation and it's the driving purpose behind this ministry. None of what we do here would be possible without the faithful contributions of people like you and that's why I want to let you know about a special package we put together is her way of saying thank you, when you make a donation to keep this ministry going. It starts with our current two volume 12 message audio collection called for a purpose and includes a copy of Tony's life-changing book discover your destiny. Let God use you like he made you together this powerful package expands what we been learning about your one-of-a-kind custom-made calling God has something special intends for you to do and these resources will help you discover what it is and set a course toward doing it. There's no greater source of satisfaction and success in finding and fulfilling your purpose. We feel this information is so important. Would like you to have a copy of called for a purpose and discover your destiny is our gift when you make a donation to help support the work of the alternative. But don't wait. This offer will only be around for a few more days.
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Start today Tony Evans, J. Verse two was with two of his officials. The chief cupbearer to back up the confinement Joseph to jail. Numbers 23 says the Lord was with what when things get ugly question is not why am I going through this. The question is Lord, how do you want to use this ugliness for Michael because will ask the right questions we get frustrated because we Lord God if you had to approve it for anything.
I'm not come to a quick quick conclusion. Joseph towels, one of the guys in prisons when you bought the Pharaoh.
One of the guys out what you remember meeting him should be 14 chapter 49, when it goes well with you and your friend will help you get me kindness by mentioning me to Pharaoh verse 23. Yet the chief cupbearer did not remember Joseph forgot you finally figured out a way out jail and hope I get to get new love had a dream that he didn't understand he needed somebody to interpretive imprisonment. Joseph was good with dreams like okay can do this guy comes up dream and what happened going to conclude that Joseph sent you that is not what you use shall be according to your people shall be great water gone from the questions will: surround units textile tell us Jacob and his 12 brothers. Because the dream talked about a famine that was will be Emily Joseph interpreted the dream told what to do in the seven good years to save enough bad here because God said, he now gets promoted to come back to what you want to bring back the basket that bring what they could not control himself. Yes, it's all about them before, all having everyone out for me so that that was not with him when Joseph made himself known to him. The moment we got to save their lives and run the whole thing on the Pharaoh and he loudly that the Egyptians and that will hurt the crime he's wailing. Then Joseph said to his brother Joseph, Jacob, but not for they were dismayed at his present work that they remember what they did when they were little boys, not by school brothers please come closer and they came closer and he said I am the brother right now that I am sure you have never heard all of your Christian life like I'm get ready tell you something no virtual is brothers concludes, he said, except his brothers Joseph just as you tell me you my brother, you have that you don't coming in or not get to prove the that was short of Jewish heritage. Circumcision complements, I will show you.
I am Jewish only Jews got some Pete demonstrated through circumcision. He was Jewish and therefore afford you to be had there been somebody with who was promoted there.
Your brother Joseph now is the whole.
The bottom line and now not be green angry with yourselves because you saw verse five. This is the default don't get upset that you sold me.
Why for me.
You will also interpretation all slavery.
Maybe you let me help you install all the land, maybe for you right now that you sent me but God made all his household and will brothers and sisters. The first warning you will but God meant it for good trade you like to treat your brother didn't treat you on the show on action that you so you can somebody else and you pay your pain typically not socially that's not what you will deal with it all and I give you the right you Dr. Tony Evan encouraging you to let God turn your trials into triumphs. If you're ready to do that but have never committed your life to him stay around 20 will come back in a moment to explain how to take the first step first so I want to let you know the today's lesson.
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The Declaration of Independence proclaims all humans have the right to pursue happiness. Well, next time Dr. Evans explains the only way to find it when it comes to your family is to pursue something else right now though he's back with this closing invitation for you. If you have yet to accept Jesus Christ as your personal savior, we can resolve that right now. I will say a little prayer I want you to print after me, but you gotta meaningful yourself, Lord Jesus, I'm assuming, and I know I need a Savior because I can't save myself so right now I trust you alone because you died for me and arose for me to be my sin bearer.
You are now my substitute and I'm believing you to forgive my sin and to give me eternal life.
Thank you for the free gift of salvation that you have given to me. Help me to live a life to please you in Jesus name.
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