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Facing Hatred & Envy Facing Betrayal Facing Persistent Temptation Facing False Accusations Facing Ingratitude Facing Power & Responsibility Facing Painful Memories Facing Past Forgiven Sins. Joseph’s Problem Squealed on his brothers – Gen 37:2 His father favored him – Gen 37:3 - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Don McClainW 65th St church of Christ / July 29,200711Joseph:Facing Lifes Problems

Facing Hatred & EnvyFacing BetrayalFacing Persistent TemptationFacing False AccusationsFacing IngratitudeFacing Power & ResponsibilityFacing Painful MemoriesFacing Past Forgiven SinsDon McClainW 65th St church of Christ / July 29,200722Joseph: Facing Lifes Problems

Josephs ProblemSquealed on his brothers Gen 37:2 His father favored him Gen 37:3His brothers hated him Gen 37:4Their hatred grew Gen 37:5They envied him Gen 37:11Don McClainW 65th St church of Christ / July 29,200733

Josephs ReactionObeyed his fathers instructions to find his brothers Gen 37:13-14Knowing his brothers would not be happy to see him he was yet persistent in his search for them Gen 37:15-17There is no evidence of Joseph returning hatred for hatred, or envy for envy . . . .Don McClainW 65th St church of Christ / July 29,200744

Application Can you identify?We are instructed to never return evil for evil, or reviling for reviling Rom 12:17; 1 Thes 5:15; 1 Pet 3:9But to have regard for good things in the sight of all men. 18If it is possible, as much as depends on you, live peaceably with all men. - Rom 12:17,18Don McClainW 65th St church of Christ / July 29,200755

Application Can you identify?We are instructed to never return evil for evil, or reviling for reviling Rom 12:17; 1 Thes 5:15; 1 Pet 3:9But to warn those who are unruly, . . .be patient with all. 15 . . . always pursue what is good both for yourselves and for all. - 1 Thes 5:15 (NKJV) Don McClainW 65th St church of Christ / July 29,200766

1 Peter 3:8-12 (NKJV) 8 Finally, all of you be of one mind, having compassion for one another; love as brothers, be tenderhearted, be courteous; 9 not returning evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary blessing, knowing that you were called to this, that you may inherit a blessing. Don McClainW 65th St church of Christ / July 29,200777

1 Peter 3:8-12 (NKJV) 10 For "He who would love life And see good days, Let him refrain his tongue from evil, And his lips from speaking deceit. 11 Let him turn away from evil and do good; Let him seek peace and pursue it. 12 For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, And His ears are open to their prayers; But the face of the Lord is against those who do evil. Don McClainW 65th St church of Christ / July 29,200788

Josephs ProblemHis brothers conspired against him Gen 37:18-20They cast him into a pit Gen 37:24,25They sold him into slavery Gen 37:26-28Don McClainW 65th St church of Christ / July 29,20079

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Josephs ResponseJoseph pleaded with his brothers Gen 42:21Joseph was trustworthy loyal & godly - Gen. 39:1-6; cf. Acts 7:9Joseph did not fill his life with hatred, bitterness and/or ungodliness Don McClainW 65th St church of Christ / July 29,200710

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ApplicationCan we relate Betrayal does not justify hatred & bitterness Mat. 5:43-48Godliness is NOT determined by circumstances (We can be godly, content & blessed whatever our circumstance) Phili 4:11; Heb 13:5,6; Ps 37Don McClainW 65th St church of Christ / July 29,200711

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Don McClainW 65th St church of Christ / July 29,200712How do you respond to hatred, envy & betrayal?

Hatred? Or LOVE?Envy? Or Kindness?Revenge? Or Trust in God?

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