SERMONS, OUTLINES, ILLUSTRATIONS, AND PREACHING IDEAS

THE FURY OF GOD'S GOODNESS (1 OF 3)

by Kerry Shook


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The Fury of God's Goodness (1 of 3)
Series: Blindsided by an Unpredictable God
Kerry Shook
Gen. 37:5; 18-19


- Blindsided by betrayal
''They saw him in the distance, and before he reached them, they plotted to kill him. 'Here comes that dreamer!' they said to each other.'' Gen. 37:5; 18-19 (NIV)

- Blindsided by change
''So when the Midianite merchants came by, his brothers pulled Joseph up out of the cistern and sold him for twenty shekels of silver to the Ishmaelites, who took him to Egypt.'' Gen. 37:28 (NIV)

- Blindsided by temptation
''... after a while his master's wife took notice of Joseph and said, 'Come to bed with me!' And though she spoke to Joseph day after day, he refused to go to bed with her or even be with her.'' Gen. 39:7, 10 (NIV)

- Blindsided by impossibility
''Joseph's master took him and put him in prison, the place where the king's prisoners were confined.'' Gen. 39:20 (NIV)

''You intended to harm me, but God intended it
for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.''
Gen. 50:20 (NIV)

1. IT TAKES THE PRIDE OUT OF MY DREAM
'''Here comes that dreamer!' they said to each other... So when Joseph came to his brothers, they stripped him of his robe--the richly ornamented robe he was wearing.'' Gen. 37:19, 23 (NIV)

If a dream is from God...

- It will serve others
''God has sent me here to keep you and your families alive so that you will become a great nation.'' Gen. 45:7 (NLT)

- It will benefit the body of Christ
''... The church, you see, is not peripheral to the world, the world is peripheral to the church. The church is Christ's body, in which He speaks and acts, by which He fills everything with His presence.'' Eph. 1:22,23 (Msg)


2. IT PREPARES MY CHARACTER TO MATCH THE DREAM
'''I am your brother Joseph, the one you sold into Egypt! And now, do not be distressed and do not be angry with yourselves for selling me here, because it was to save lives that God sent me ahead o ...

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