But as for you, ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive.
Introduction: God meant it for good in Joseph's case.
1/ God meant it for good - The crucifixion of our Lord .
2/ God meant it for good - In the lives of his people in scripture .
3/ How we can be encouraged by God who can make even evil work for good .
Is it possible that suffering may have a grand and glorious end? Is it possible there is much more going on in our trials than we could ever realize? When Jesus encounters a blind man in John 9, we get a front seat view of the majestic working of God Almighty!
It's Part of the Plan
When the problem is part of the plan.
When the problem, that's part of God's plan, positions you for the plan and a readiness to see what God is doing through the trouble.
Exodus 5-6; Psalm 105
Summary bullet points from the transcription of the message.
• Exodus 6:20-7:7 with Pastor Nick and Shannon Ryals.
◦ Amram took his father's sister, Kohath's sister, as wife and had Aaron, Moses, and Miriam.
• God's plan and hardening Pharaoh's heart.
◦ God chooses Moses and Aaron to deliver His people, despite their human limitations.
◦ Pastor Nick explains that Pharaoh's hardening of heart is part of God's plan, leading to increased mistreatment of the Israelites.
◦ The Israelites cry to Pharaoh, asking why they are being treated this way, but Pharaoh blames them for not meeting his demands.
◦ Pastor Nick explains that people's anguish and hardship can prevent them from hearing God's voice, even when He is speaking to them through difficult circumstances.
◦ Pastor Nick emphasizes that problems in life can be part of God's plan and solution and that we must keep our eyes on Him to receive His guidance and transformation.
• God's plan and deliverance in Exodus 5-6.
◦ Pharaoh's overseers increased the workload of the Israelites, causing them to blame Moses and Aaron for their troubles.
◦ Moses questions God's plan, feeling frustrated with the lack of deliverance for the people despite his efforts to speak on their behalf.
◦ God tells Moses that He will show Himself strong on behalf of the Israelites, driving Pharaoh and his army out of Egypt (verse 2).
◦ God reminds Moses that He is the Lord, and Moses must use this name to confront Pharaoh (
Sunday Evening Service – November 5, 2023 – Pastor Rhon Roberts Preaching
Offertory: "All the Way My Savior Leads Me" Lyrics by Fanny J. Crosby; Music by Robert Lowry; Arranged by Heather Ross
Special Music: "Singing I Go" Lyrics by Eliza E. Hewitt, Music by William J. Kirkpatrick; Arranged by Marta C. Murray; Copyright 1994, 1997 by SoundForth
Sermon: The Importance of Being in the Center of God's Will
Scripture: Genesis 24:1-27
Hymns used from the following:
Great Hymns of the Faith Brentwood Benson Publishing - CCLI License for live streaming
Soul Stirring Songs and Hymns - Sword of the Lord Publishers - used by permission from publisher
From the Media Ministry of Mukwonago Baptist Church
1610 Honeywell Road
Mukwonago, WI 53149
Here we see just how important and just how practical the sovereignty of God is in the life of the local church. It is only this doctrine of God's free and sovereign grace that overthrows and confounds the wisdom of this world, and strikes at the core of every faction and rivalry and division in the local church.
If Jesus truly is the Light of the World, it must change the way we think and live. He alone is the light for the darkness of sin that pervades our lives. Yet, when Jesus says He is the Light, the Pharisees tell Jesus He is wrong in His declaration. Thus begins a chapter of dialogue between Jesus, the Pharisees, and the Jews. The animosity towards Jesus grows.
Pastor walks his children through Westminster Shorter Catechism question 1—especially explaining how we exist for God's glory like the creatures, but have been given even to enjoy God's glory, in imaging Him Himself.
Q1. What is the chief end of man? Man's chief end is to glorify God and to enjoy Him forever.