Welcoming Guests and Announcements – Pastor Stuart
Online Moment – Online Minister Ernie
Hymn Sing – Pastor Dave
Pastoral Prayer – Silent Prayer, Lord’s Prayer – Pastor Stuart
Scripture Reading – Genesis 39:1‐3, 6‐7, 11‐20 – Online Minister Ernie
Message – Times of Testing ‐ Pastor Dave
Communion – Pastors Dave & Stuart
Benediction & Response – Let There be Peace on Earth #431
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Genesis 39:1-3, 6-7, 11-20 – New Revised Standard Version
1 Now Joseph was taken down to Egypt, and Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh, the captain of the guard, an Egyptian, bought him from the Ishmaelites who had brought him down there.
2 The Lord was with Joseph, and he became a successful man; he was in the house of his Egyptian master.
3 His master saw that the Lord was with him and that the Lord caused all that he did to prosper in his hands.
6 So he left all that he had in Joseph’s charge, and with him there he had no concern for anything but the food that he ate. Now Joseph was handsome and good-looking.
7 And after a time his master’s wife cast her eyes on Joseph and said, “Lie with me.”
11 One day, however, when he went into the house to do his work, and while no one else was in the house,
12 she caught hold of his garment, saying, “Lie with me!” But he left his garment in her hand and fled and ran outside.
13 When she saw that he had left his garment in her hand and had fled outside,
14 she called out to the members of her household and said to them, “See, my husband has brought among us a Hebrew to insult us! He came in to me to lie with me, and I cried out with a loud voice,
15 and when he heard me raise my voice and cry out, he left his garment beside me and fled outside.”
16 Then she kept his garment by her until his master came home,
17 and she told him the same story, saying, “The Hebrew servant, whom you have brought among us, came in to me to insult me,
18 but as soon as I raised my voice and cried out, he left his garment beside me and fled outside.”
19 When his master heard the words that his wife spoke to him, saying, “This is the way your servant treated me,” he became enraged.
20 And Joseph’s master took him and put him into the prison, the place where the king’s prisoners were confined; he remained there in prison.
Life can take dramatic turns. We can find selves enslaved. Forces in lives capture desires, hearts, trap us. Joseph slave, sold to Potiphar who oversees royal prison. Potiphar’s wife enslaved to sexual desire. How we respond when life takes dramatic twist? We ask: Why do I have to go thru this again? Some have health & financial issues. The unfairness of life tries to make us victims. Even when God is with us, we’re exempt from temptation. We can lose without seeing selves as losers. See God’s purpose working in you. God has purpose for Joseph & God has purpose for us. God had purpose for Joseph to tell of God’s faithfulness; care for Hebrews in an impending famine. See how God is with us.
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