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The Purpose of Detours

The Urban Alternative / Tony Evans, PhD
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May 8, 2022 8:00 am

The Purpose of Detours

The Urban Alternative / Tony Evans, PhD

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You hear today what the word of God. If I didn't tell you hello Dr. Tony Evans is the process God uses to is isn't always comfortable. Things can get worse before they get, especially when you being stripped of something. This is the alternative with Dr. Tony Evans, author, speaker and pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas Texas and president of the urban alternative just when we think were ready what God has in store for us. God things were ready for more preparation and purification will learn why is Dr. Evans talks about the purpose behind the detours in our lives.

Let's join Jesus Christ today. Yesterday now perspective. We know what our destiny is that is to be in God's presence forever worshiping him and working for him in the eternal state. That is our eternal destiny. We know our focus is on the historical death in each that I have you in this life experience to me. Understanding you would be to look at Scripture is being reached towards the Bible this principle and its relationship to me like the life of Joseph a good suspense novel. I love the drama and turns along the way. When I got up a story story within the story and the story with the story. The story the same time last one we go to the end of Joseph story looked at Genesis chapter 50. This is the end of the story would go back up to the beginning of the story of the second month go to the begin helps us understand the concept of destiny 3750 give you a whole suspense not, but Joseph said to Bill that his brothers not be afraid, for God's place in the place God has my not in God's place for you and for evil but God meant it for good to bring about this present result to preserve many of not be afraid your little ones. We comforted them and spoke kindly to them.

Please notice that phrase you you forgot what that tells you something about that includes people going to backstop the way to destiny people the way destiny back there been some bad choices on our way to destiny get stuck because he said he said God was doing good, good, usually taking place in the place that what you want to do more chapters to the book is necessary, but not mask the reality some evil stuff that took place. Let's go back to the beginning of the story. Chapter 37 we find in verse two years of age on Jacob. John is born into a functional family Jacob was a deceiver trickster. His name means trickster something you want to get his wife by train, which explains convinced children became the feelings because what you children are not only be they good or bad day to deceiver Jacob had 12 different women which explains a lot. Jacob came from different women.

So you got dynamics in the context of the chaos of the family into which would Jacob, his father's wife. Chapter 35 is 2009 review Bob talk about standalone so you can imagine the dynamic that is so long as no real into which so we don't some of you today. If you look at your own or maybe even the blended situation.

Chaos. But it gets worse first three now Israel. That's Jacob. So right now the baby boy will be one that cannot be impingement but Joseph maybe right now of the day. Why because he was the son of his old age. So, Rachel, Rachel, Rachel, you only hear Rachel is gone.

Rachel's transfer because it Rachel. Rachel well, multi colored, I would say Rome's baby and special, notice what happens and could not speak to him on friendly terms.

So now you could now let me tell you why you got a pretty well, but that does to be because of what was to be recognized and will its understood what is going to be treated like one morning one and it says and not on friendly terms that they did great and there were sibling conflicts and some of you know what it's like not be able to communicate with siblings because of what went down with but it has a dream dream and when he told into his brothers hated him all his dream last night behold binding. She she froze up and also direct them to hold your she's gathered around down the boy dream response going to the dreams he dream dragged related to his brothers have still another dream, and behold dream you have actually called ourselves down before you were jealous of you because you should dream confusing situation.

We got a young man dream dream wasn't as you see it unfold.

It was a dream where he will be one children's dream asking from an employment standpoint about a dream with about a dream weeks that more spiritually what he wanted before God when you grow up what you want to be asking them to dream. What we will live with you for the rest of my life that I don't reach the nightmare on Elm Street asking you to become what you are looking forward to dream. Will Dr. Evans will come back with more on that in just a moment. First the message were listening to today is from 20 series called Joseph detours to destiny in these lessons you learn to trust that even in the midst of unexpected and unwanted detours guy can be directing you toward something beautiful and equally unexpected. We want you to get your own copy of the messages in the detours to destiny series is our gift to visit Tony before time runs out. Make a contribution and will say thanks by sending all nine full-length lessons your way again that's Tony or call one 800 832, 22, where resource team members are standing by around-the-clock to assist with your request that contact information for you again after part two of today's lesson and this how do you share the gospel with confidence.

Once God's plan for our communities. Why does the Old Testament matter to your faith today.

Those are just a few of the questions you get answered when you enrolled in the Tony Evans training center and interactive online study experience with Dr. Tony Evans you can grow in your knowledge of God's word and learn to advance his kingdom agenda in your life. Visit Tony Evans to get started today. That's Tony Evans chaos. You got a bad background. I like it, don't want to do with you dream up. Joseph has made three mistakes. Three. Critical mistakes that we know that issues have issues but he's made three mistakes. We review Joseph's mistakes with one the end of verse two and Joseph brought back a bad report about them to the tattletale with the boys are doing one think much of what dreams the phone who don't like you oh okay you about Ray dream is to keep God in heaven but is God-given people going to stop, not people you already think of me sport okay we read in the beginning of the chapter with his brothers don't like him and speak harshly to him with his brother, flamboyant tunic and he wants to mature before he could realize his dream which means he needs to his father sends him on a trip to see his brothers what you go check on the brothers looking for them to go to Shechem to go looking for them when and before you came close to them to put they said to one another, here come the dream, dream, come somebody thinking some dream what he will be over us to come somebody thinking better than us. In other words, watch this God-given calling was already being rejected by his own family, because they want spiritual enough to understand itself. So if you pursuing the Lord in full don't understand what you come in from maybe your nuclear family or extended family here could be no church family. They don't understand where you coming from but you know God is leading you actually complimenting him to come the dream, but that's what effect that is how God is going to use as you see the story unfold watch us as we come to conclusion to the beast, no nonetheless. Let's come up with something that's not shedding the blood came about when Joseph reached verse 23 they strip, that was on him until he was with. I told you what she was initially and they strip to move something he held in high is given to them by C. Some terms when God is taking us to be stripped of things we love the most strip things we consider the most precious strap job with the pink slip). When you open God. Things can get worse before they get better, especially when you're being stripped of something that you discovery you that's close to.

It says they strip to 24 now without all anybody that's a whole you can get out. That's a situation you can't fix that's a wayward child that you can't control. You will listen to you that staying on drugs. You can get out of it and you can get them out won't leave you alone.

It's a family member you crazy and some unresponsive because when God may wind up and create all you here today. What I would not be being for the word of God. If I didn't tell you that they going to be dry spots along the journey spots when nothing appears to be happening and you find yourself stuck in a bad place, so I know what the dreamer is thinking here's what he's thinking my dreams are shattered, great dreams. Columns will be some somebody go somewhere achieve some going from a royal road to a whole I'm down about underwear got me disappointed. Maybe he's even disappointed with could you let me be in this whole when you said you love me.

How can you let me be in this whole winch you told me to trust. How can you let me be in this whole what most family members doing me yet how can you let me begin this whole peaceful treat me this way you lead me in this all and all, you have no way out.

You feel like you're in a hopeless situation to because detours are divine design contribute to construction because God must address.

You must mature us if he is going to trust us with the destiny he has for us. Okay let me quote verse 27, 20, to the Israelites personally. Bob and I sat down to eat a meal and they behold the Israelites were coming from Gilead with their camels bearing element Garland Bohlmann my way to bring them down to verse 27, the lights flashed and his brother listen to him. Some nitrate is passed by so they pulled them up and Joseph and his life for 20 shekels of silver. Joseph something like traders come along let's get rid of some possible so they sell their brother.

Watch this in the slavery is asleep being bought and sold like property which one house, one is a slave about a destiny and they took him to Egypt. They sold Joseph to slave traders away from his family would come later.

Benjamin is trying to calm my tunic from his family right now.

Right now, and will now Dr. Evans will come back in a moment to wrap up today's program word prayer first if you'd like to get a full-length copy of this message. Check with us for details on the lesson called the purpose of detours.

Better yet, get it is a part of Tony's nine part series called Joseph detours to destiny a collection filled with hope and encouragement. Regardless of where life seems to be taking you.

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As always, you can reach out to our resource Center at 1-800-800-3222 to get the details. That's 1-800-800-3222 or visit us There's a saying that kindness is a gift everyone can afford to give Dr. Evans believes kindness is a gift that our society can't afford not to give take the time to show kindness to those you meet today and in the name of Jesus look for opportunities to demonstrate kindness to someone who needs a touch from God will help make your community a better place. When you demonstrate the love of God through your acts of kindness will coming up next time more on the life of Joseph and a look at how sidestepping one disastrous detour. Let them straight into another. Right now though Dr. Evans is back to lead us in prayer. Let's pray father, thank you for the word of God that goes forth through this ministry and for every ear that he was. I pray that you will use the word in the life of each person individually so that they know that they are hearing from you and are transformed by what they hear. I pray that transformation touches them at their place of need, wherever they are hurting struggling wherever they're in pain.

However, the celebrating may you be the center of that and may they be able to say because of the word that they've heard because of the true God that they're interacting with right now that you have showed up and shown off on their behalf, doing good by them no matter what the circumstances. Thank you going to touch every listing today, especially the alternative with Dr. Tony made possible by the generous contributions listeners like you

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