This was the question the imprisoned Joseph asked his two cellmates when they awoke saddened, not being able to make sense of the dreams they just had.
Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao continues with our study in the book of Genesis to illuminate the significance that this small glimpse into Joseph’s life tells us. It tells us that in even in the midst of betrayal, kidnapping, slavery, and now imprisonment … Joseph’s faith was still in God – the same God who sees every injustice and who is always in control.
Description: Genesis chapter 39 oftentimes is looked at as an example of how blessings can come to those who act righteously. But is that really what this chapter is here to show us?
Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao continues with our study in the book of Genesis and points out that when we remember Joseph’s success came to him as a slave, and then later as a prisoner, it kind of changes our perspective.
What does it mean to be a successful slave or a successful prisoner?
Perhaps God’s intent with Genesis chapter 39 is to teach us something different. Perhaps we are to understand that He is in control and that no matter what life brings – from slavery to imprisonment – we can bear it. Because, just as God was with Joseph, He is with us as well.
Question: What happens when you combine hatred and opportunity?
Answer: You see the evil that dwells in the hearts of men.
Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao continues with our study in the book of Genesis where we see EXACTLY what happens when hatred meets opportunity as we witness brothers selling their own into slavery… but we also see how God is able to redeem what man plans for evil in fulfilling His purposes.
Description: God often uses things in our life to prepare us for a road that He will have us walk.
Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao continues with our study in the book of Genesis in which we see God preparing Joseph – Jacob’s second youngest son, who’s now 17 years old – for the trials that await him. God sends Joseph dreams that we all know will one day encourage his heart, but presently seem to do nothing but drive a wedge of further bitterness into his already divided family.
It’s in the trials we face, though, that God’s gracious hand leads us every step of the way, not only during – but as we’ll learn – before.
Description: The story of Joseph from Pit to Prison to Palace holds many insights into the workings of God in our lives. This message is intended to speak to the children in our congregation to help them realize that they are unique and special.
Description: Jesus is calling His first followers; those with whom He would spend three years, teaching them all they needed so to know God. They would be the authority to be the foundation that Christ used to form the Church to worship Him and proclaim the new age of the Kingdom of God.
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in SBC Classic Edition
We’re in the process of digging through the colossal SBC Sermon Archive Library to bring forth the rich and timeless Biblical Truths found within the hundreds and hundreds of sermon cassettes from yesteryear, in our Tape to Podcast Project.
Currently on the workbench:
The Jim Allen MARK Study (1999-2001) is now uploading as part of our SBC Classic Edition. Check our progress by Clicking Here.
TheBob Lowe Sermons, 1997-2010 (including his series in HEBREWS), are now archived with our SBC Classic Edition. Click Here to listen this portion of the library.
The Jim Allen JAMES Study (1998) has uploaded as part of our SBC Classic Edition. See the entire collection by Clicking Here.
The first part of the Monty Simao EPHESIANS Study, 2008-10 (prepodcast days) has joined our SBC Classic Edition. Click Here to view the entire series.
We have discovered some of the Frank Acevedo prepodcast-1 PETER sermons. They have found their way to the SBC Classic Edition. Click Here to see what we have.
Watch our Steeple Study grow! … Great for a listen-study through a book or series.
Our Find-A-Sermon resource page helps you find what you’re looking for.
With the increased release of sermons from our archives, SBC Classic Edition is now podcasting on its own dedicated feed, separate from our current Sunday sermons.