The fact of the resurrection demands a response of faith and provides the gift of comfort. First, we will look at The Response of Faith (1-10). Second, we’ll see The Gift of Comfort (11-18).
“The kindness of God is meant to lead you to repentance” (Rom. 2:4). First, we will see a picture of Surrendering to God (1-14). Second, we’ll see the importance of possessing the Peace and Mercy of God (15-34).
The suppression of a guilty conscience leads to condemnation, but those who truly repent find restoration. First, we will look at The Reminder of Guilt (1-5). Second, we’ll see The Distress of Guilt (6-26). And third, we will note The Assumption of Guilt (27-38).
Our spiritual famine can only be satisfied when we feast upon Christ by faith. First, we will see that Joseph Is Remembered (1-13). Second, we’ll see that Joseph Is Released (14-36). And third, we will note how Joseph Is Exalted (37-57).
God’s provision enables our perseverance. 1. God Provides Favor (39:21-23). 2. God Provides Wisdom (40:1-15). 3. God Provides Integrity (40:16-23).
“Never, until sin is seen and sorrowed for as the greatest evil, will Christ be seen and rejoiced in as the greatest Good.” ~ John Yates
God values developing spiritual maturity in his children over providing physical security for his children.
How come the people who have been the recipients of so much mercy continue to suffer so much misery? First, we will look at The Mercy of God. Second, we’ll see The Misery of Jacob. And third, we will note The Mind of Faith.
Only the good providence of a loving God can bring hope out of shame. We will attempt to unpack that statement in two parts. First, we will look at how Jacob is Confident In Providence (1-14). Second, we’ll see how he is Forbearing With Providence (15-30).