Advent | The Journey: Living in the Now, but Not Yet - Week 2 (Joseph)
Topic: Covenant & Kingdom
The Journey: Joseph - Week 2
16But the lord God warned him, “You may freely eat the fruit of every tree in the garden—17except the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. If you eat its fruit, you are sure to die.” Genesis 2:16-17
16“It is beyond my power to do this,” Joseph replied. “But God can tell you what it means and set you at ease.” —Genesis 41:16
“The Lord was with him (Joseph).”
The actions of people or circumstances that surround you have no affect on whether or not the Lord is with you.
5You must have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had.
6Though he was God,
he did not think of equality with God
as something to cling to.
7Instead, he gave up his divine privileges;
he took the humble position of a slave
and was born as a human being.
When he appeared in human form,
8he humbled himself in obedience to God
and died a criminal’s death on a cross.
9Therefore, God elevated him to the place of highest honor
and gave him the name above all other names,
10that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,
in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
11and every tongue declare that Jesus Christ is Lord,
to the glory of God the Father. —Philippians 2:5-11
18Then his brothers came and threw themselves down before Joseph. “Look, we are your slaves!” they said.
19But Joseph replied, “Don’t be afraid of me. Am I God, that I can punish you? 20You intended to harm me, but God intended it all for good. He brought me to this position so I could save the lives of many people. —Genesis 50:18-20
8No, O people, the Lord has told you what is good,
and this is what he requires of you:
to do what is right, to love mercy,
and to walk humbly with your God. —Micah 6:8
What is the greatest power from God?
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