A Big Promotion
We’re currently in a sermon series called, “Hello, My Name Is Joe” and we’ve been examining what can be learned from the life of Joseph in the book of Genesis. He has a lot to teach us about relationships, integrity, dealing with hardship, and ultimately how to handle success. That’s the topic we’re going to be studying today. Lead Pastor Casey Scott brings the message from Genesis 41:1-57, “A Big Promotion.”
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  • Chapel Rock Christian Church
    2020 N Girls School Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46214, USA
    Sunday 9:15 AM, Sunday 11:00 AM

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Chapel Rock’s Vision:
To See the Whole Community
Whole in Christ

Casey Scott
Lead Pastor

Series: Hello, My Name is Joe
Sermon: A Big Promotion
> Genesis 41:1-57

Today’s Big Idea
If you want a big promotion from God, you have to be the kind of servant He's looking for.
In this passage, we find four important qualities of the kind of servant for which God is looking. So, what qualities did Joseph have God was looking for?
Sometimes, we want to rush God when he’s working on something. We need to wait on and depend on him.
Perhaps the way we best know if our service is motivated out of a pure heart is that people see God in it, not us. How much do you depend on God in your work?
The United States Coast Guard’s official motto is “semper paratus,” which means “always ready.” Joseph was that way – always ready!
Joseph’s boldness here is staggering! He is able to be that bold because he’s ready to serve. Because he lives his life in a readiness to serve, when an opportunity to do that arises, he’s able to capitalize on it.
Understand that God is more interested in your availability than your ability. He will happily use every ability you can put at his disposal, but He’s really just looking for those who are ready to serve.
It’s been said that “God gives the birds their food, but He doesn't throw it into their nests.” God expects us to work; He put Adam and Eve in the Garden to work! Joseph was a hard worker!
Immediately after Joseph receives his major promotion, Joseph gets right to work, rather than enjoy the fruits of power! Remember the context: Just hours earlier, he was in prison. Joseph gets everything, but that only makes him work harder! (see verses 48-49).
“The work of a Beethoven, and the work of a charwoman, become spiritual on precisely the same condition, that of being offered to God, of being done humbly “as to the Lord.” This does not, of course, mean that it is for anyone a mere toss-up whether he should sweep rooms or compose symphonies. A mole must dig to the glory of God and a rooster must crow.”
~ The Weight of Glory by C.S. Lewis
Joseph isn’t perfect. He made mistakes. But the one thing he got right is that he understood his purpose. He knew – maybe through his dreams, maybe through God’s Spirit – that God has a purpose and a plan for him.
In verses 50; 53 – 55, they show how God moves His plan forward. During this time, Joseph has a couple boys. What is interesting is that both boys are named in such a way as to recall Joseph’s sufferings and struggle, but also to testify to the goodness of God in blessing Joseph. Their very names give testimony to the purpose and plan of God in Joseph’s life.
Following God’s way is sometimes hard and seems to make no sense, but only later do we understand. Many times, the difficulties we face are designed to accomplish God’s purpose in us, and so he is looking for servants who understand and are willing to submit their lives to that purpose!
“Serving God and others is a mark of spiritual maturity. In fact, without service, spiritual transformation is impossible.”
~ The Shape of Faith to Come by Brad Waggoner
Are you looking for a big promotion? Only Jesus, working in you through His Spirit can help you do that. If you’ll let Him, you’ll get a promotion one day. . .that is OUT. OF. THIS. WORLD!

Read Ahead for Next Week
Family Reunions | Genesis 42-45