Sunday, July 6, 2014

The Gospel According to Joseph: The Gospel and Perspective

As we continue our way through the story of Joseph, Jacob, and Judah, Joseph shows us what it means to have a God-centered perspective and how that carries us through both affliction and prosperity in Ge. 41. As we saw in the previous devotion, Joseph shows remarkable humility in this passage, and that's because he finds his core identity in who he is in relationship with God. Well, the sermon that goes along with this passage explains that perspective further, and it also talks about God's work in this world and our true hope in this life, all of which gives us a perspective that will carry us through both affliction and prosperity, just as it did for Joseph. You can listen to the sermon here or read the transcript here.

Now, as we have also talked about in the other posts in this series, in each sermon, I try to highlight a question that we can ask of any Old Testament text to help us to see how Jesus may be on that page of Scripture. This week's sermon did not add a new question, but it does show another way that we can use the question we learned in last week's sermon: How does this passage reflect upon or prepare us for the person or work of Christ—i.e. who He is to us (His person) and what He does for us (His work)? So, check out the sermon if you want to learn more.

I pray that this sermon will show you Jesus clearly and Him only and that it will be a blessing to your soul.

By His Grace,

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