Northgate FMC
It’s a Progression
Locations & Times
  • Northgate FMC
    8160 Bank Street Rd, Batavia, NY 14020, USA
    Saturday 6:00 PM
“Sin will take you farther than you want to go, keep you longer than you want to stay, and cost you more than you want to pay.”
Main Point: Sin is al­ways progressive. It is never satisfied, and any efforts to contain it are in vain
Genesis 37 — Joseph and His Brothers
A Picture of Progression
37:4 — They hated him and could not speak a kind word to him.
37:5 & 37:8 — They hated him all the more.
37:11 -– They were jealous of him.
37:18 — They plotted to kill him.
37:23 — They stripped him of his robe.
37:24 — They took him and threw him into the cistern.
37:28 — They sell him for twenty shekels.
37:31 — They slaughter a goat for blood to put on his robe.
37:32 — They took the robe to their father and lied to him.
37:35 — They watched their father grieve and mourn.
Takeaway: Sin cannot be contained. Kill it or it will take over.
Discussion Questions:
What are some progressive things that you have seen in life — things that are never satisfied or content and are always moving forward trying to take new ground?
Have you ever seen someone trying to contain or satisfy sin? How did that work out for them in the long-run?
What are practical ways that serious minded Christ-followers can starve our sinful nature and feed our relationship with God? More important than knowing what those things are, how often are you actually doing them?
Table Discussion Question — Are there any baby lions in your life? What do you need to do with them? How can the other people around the table help you do that?