Producing Character In Chaos! (2 of 5) by Chris Brown

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Producing Character In Chaos! (2 of 5)
Series: Beyond The Flannelgraph - Joseph
Pastor Chris Brown
Genesis 39:1-6

- Focus on the presence of God, not the presents of God.
Genesis 39:2-5, Proverbs 11:2, Psalm 51:17, 1 Peter 5:6-7, James 1:16-17, 1 Timothy 6:17

It will change your attitude of pride and arrogance to brokenness and

- Have faith in God for who He is, not what you see Him doing.
Genesis 39:2-3, 1 John 4:19, Galatians 2:20, 1 Peter 1:8-9, Philippians 3:7-11, Matthew 6:19-20

Joseph sought obedience for relationship, not prosperity.

- The best preparation for success in the future is to do what you're doing now, but do it well.
Genesis 39:5, 1 Samuel 17:32-37, 2 Chronicles 16:9, Ecclesiastes 9:10

5 Steps To Protect And Preserve Character!
Genesis 39:7-12

1. Let your faith be known to those around you.
Genesis 39:3, Mark 8:38, Matthew 26:69-75

2. Keep busy.
Genesis 39:2-8, Proverbs 11:19

3. Call sin, sin!
Genesis 37:9, Hebrews 11:24-26, Psalm 51:4, Galatians 6:7-9

4. Never be alone with temptation.
Genesis 39:10, 1 Corinthians 10:12-13, Ephesians 5:3, 1 Peter 5:8

5. Regardless of the cost, say no and run.
Genesis 39:12, James 1:12, 1 Corinthians 6:18, 1 Corinthians 10:14, 1 Timothy 6:9-11, 2 Timothy 2:22

1. When it comes to resisting temptation and sin, what have you learned - maybe even the hard way? What are some early warning signs for you personally?

2. What are some of the temptations you face most often? Do you need to do anything to change the way you respond to those temptations or focus more on one of the five steps listed in this week's teaching?

3. How can what is said in 1 Peter 1:3-11 help you experience God's presence and flee temptation?

Growth Group Homework
Looking back at this week's teaching on character and temptation was there anything that surprised you about these topics or particularly caught ...

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