Real Life Church
September 20, 2020
Main Scripture Reference(s)
Genesis 37-39:


September 20, 2020 / Genesis 37-39:

You’re never more than in the midst of a transition.

A surprising fact about :

Change often throws you off .

When you’re off balance, your opponent has an opportunity to .

Therefore, spiritually, in the midst of change you can expect .

How do I keep my balance in the midst of change?

Genesis 37:4 NIV

When his brothers saw that their father loved him more than any of them, and could not speak a kind word to him.

Genesis 37:19-20 NIV

“Here comes that dreamer!” they said to each other. “Come now, let’s and throw him into one of these cisterns and say that a ferocious animal devoured him. Then we’ll see what comes of his dreams.”

Genesis 39:1 NIV

Now Joseph had been taken down to Egypt. Potiphar, an Egyptian who was one of Pharaoh’s officials, the captain of the guard, from the Ishmaelites who had taken him there.

Genesis 39:2a NIV

“The was with Joseph…” Genesis 39:2

Genesis 39:9 NIV

 No one is greater in this house than I am. My master has withheld nothing from me except you, because you are his wife. How then could I do such a wicked thing and ?” 

When going through a tough CHANGE:

Do I assume God is me?


Do I assume God is me?

Genesis 39:6b-7 NIV

Now Joseph was well-built and handsome, and after a while his master’s wife took notice of Joseph and said, “ with me!”

Genesis 39:20b-21 NIV

But while Joseph was there in the prison, ; he showed him kindness and granted him favor in the eyes of the prison warden. 

You cannot judge by your circumstances whether God is with you or not!

I don’t want god to walk with me through hard changes.

I want God to bail me out of hard changes.

Do I assume God is me?


Do I assume God is me?

Hebrews 13:5b NIV

  will I you; will I you.” a

Matthew 1:23 NIV

“The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel”  (which means “”).

Matthew 28:20b NIV

And surely , to the very end of the age.”

Genesis 50:20 NIV

You to harm me, but to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives. 

“Growth is a process of responding positively to change.” – Paul Harvey

How would I respond to change if I was confident God was with me?


3 things that don’t change:

1. God never changes.

Malachi 3:6, “For I am the Lord, I do not change;”


2. Jesus Christ is the same.

Hebrews 3:8, “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.”

3. God’s Word is faithful and true.

Revelation 22:6, The angel said to me, “These words are trustworthy and true….

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