Impact Christian Church
6/19/2022 Worship Gathering
What Dreams Are Made Of - Week 5
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    3035 S 10th St, Independence, KS 67301, USA
    Sunday 10:30 AM
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What Dreams Are Made Of - Week 5 - Pastor Nick Grim

Last week we continued our series in Genesis by looking at the story of Joseph. When we look at the story of Joseph interpreting a whole lot of dreams we came to the conclusion: God’s dreams require integrity, patience, and courage

Have you ever felt like you were owed for something someone did wrong to you?

Last week we left Joseph and he was the ruler in charge and only one person was more significant; Pharaoh. This week we are going to dive into a lot of Joseph’s story but what I am going to do is summarize the story for you.

Joseph comes in charge
Brothers come for food to feed the family
Brothers bow down to Joseph
Joseph claims they are spies and throws them in jail for 3 days
Captures Simeon and says he will kill him unless they return with Benjamin
Brothers report to their father and he says they can’t take Benjamin
Famine continues and the family gets hungry, Jacob is forced to send Ben
The brothers go but Joseph hides a cup in Benjamins bag and says he stole it
Judah offers to sacrifice himself for Benjamin

Genesis 44:18-45:15 Then Judah went up to him and said, “Oh, my lord, please let your servant speak a word in my lord's ears, and let not your anger burn against your servant, for you are like Pharaoh himself. My lord asked his servants, saying, ‘Have you a father, or a brother?’ And we said to my lord, ‘We have a father, an old man, and a young brother, the child of his old age. His brother is dead, and he alone is left of his mother's children, and his father loves him.’ Then you said to your servants, Bring him down to me, that I may set my eyes on him.’ We said to my lord, ‘The boy cannot leave his father, for if he should leave his father, his father would die.’ Then you said to your servants, Unless your youngest brother comes down with you, you shall not see my face again.’
“When we went back to your servant my father, we told him the words of my lord. And when our father said, ‘Go again, buy us a little food,’ we said, ‘We cannot go down. If our youngest brother goes with us, then we will go down. For we cannot see the man's face unless our youngest brother is with us.’ Then your servant my father said to us, ‘You know that my wife bore me two sons. One left me, and I said, “Surely he has been torn to pieces,” and I have never seen him since. If you take this one also from me, and harm happens to him, you will bring down my gray hairs in evil to Sheol.’
“Now therefore, as soon as I come to your servant my father, and the boy is not with us, then, as his life is bound up in the boy's life, as soon as he sees that the boy is not with us, he will die, and your servants will bring down the gray hairs of your servant our father with sorrow to Sheol. For your servant became a pledge of safety for the boy to my father, saying, If I do not bring him back to you, then I shall bear the blame before my father all my life.’ Now therefore, please let your servant remain instead of the boy as a servant to my lord, and let the boy go back with his brothers. For how can I go back to my father if the boy is not with me? I fear to see the evil that would find my father.” Then Joseph could not control himself before all those who stood by him. He cried, “Make everyone go out from me.” So no one stayed with him when Joseph made himself known to his brothers. And he wept aloud, so that the Egyptians heard it, and the household of Pharaoh heard it. And Joseph said to his brothers, “I am Joseph! Is my father still alive?” But his brothers could not answer him, for they were dismayed at his presence. So Joseph said to his brothers, “Come near to me, please.” And they came near. And he said, “I am your brother, Joseph, whom you sold into Egypt. And now do not be distressed or angry with yourselves because you sold me here, for God sent me before you to preserve life. For the famine has been in the land these two years, and there are yet five years in which there will be neither plowing nor harvest. And God sent me before you to preserve for you a remnant on earth, and to keep alive for you many survivors. So it was not you who sent me here, but God. He has made me a father to Pharaoh, and lord of all his house and ruler over all the land of Egypt. Hurry and go up to my father and say to him, ‘Thus says your son Joseph, God has made me lord of all Egypt. Come down to me; do not tarry. You shall dwell in the land of Goshen, and you shall be near me, you and your children and your children's children, and your flocks, your herds, and all that you have. There I will provide for you, for there are yet five years of famine to come, so that you and your household, and all that you have, do not come to poverty.’ And now your eyes see, and the eyes of my brother Benjamin see, that it is my mouth that speaks to you. You must tell my father of all my honor in Egypt, and of all that you have seen. Hurry and bring my father down here.” Then he fell upon his brother Benjamin's neck and wept, and Benjamin wept upon his neck. And he kissed all his brothers and wept upon them. After that his brothers talked with him.

When I have read this story, and I have over and over again. I have wondered at times what is the purpose for all of this information. Many people have made theories about why Joseph would go to all the trouble.

Forgiveness is required when following God’s dreams

Joseph has every right to seek revenge.

Revenge is often what we seek when we are hurt

Followers of Jesus don’t seek revenge

Romans 12:19-21 Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.” To the contrary, “if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink; for by so doing you will heap burning coals on his head.” Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

Joseph is testing the brothers to protect Benjamin

Forgiveness should be given but trust takes time to regain

Genesis 37:26-27 Then Judah said to his brothers, “What profit is it if we kill our brother and conceal his blood? Come, let us sell him to the Ishmaelites, and let not our hand be upon him, for he is our brother, our own flesh.” And his brothers listened to him.

The world says people don’t change

Romans 12:2 Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

Judah shows his love that he will sacrifice himself for Benjamin

Judah shows us that people change

As followers of Jesus we must hope for people to turn to Jesus

Jesus shows his love that he will sacrifice himself for us

Forgiving others requires:
--Holiness
--Humility
--Compassion
--Love

Ephesians 4:31-32 Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.

We should forgive because Jesus has forgiven so much.

Forgiveness is required when following God’s dreams.
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