Sunday, August 07, 2011

Msg: Better Days Ahead - Week 2

     Last week we started a new series on the life of Joseph from the Old Testament. In his life, things start off great and begin to go much, much worse. And as we said, as the story unfolds, you may find yourself in one of the characters. Hopefully not as one particular character in today's part of the story. :)
     This week, we see two things as we look at Joseph's life. First, we see what the best way to deal with temptation is - don't deal with it at all, flee! The way to look at temptation is to consider not how it will affect you or someone else, but having the right frame of reference and considering how God would see it. If we look at temptations through any other lens, we are bound to look for ways to justify going through with it. The other point we looked at this week is that things can go from bad to worse in moment. We need to not get caught up in the moment and get stuck looking at only today to determine how things are going. Joesph is  a story or perspective, looking beyond today to the promises God has given. Remember, the Good News is that even though you may not be able to see Him yet, God is there in the center of it all and wants to lead you to better days ahead.

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