Thursday, June 23, 2016

"God's Way to Get a Promotion" (Genesis 41:39-41)

“God’s Way to Get a Promotion”
Scripture Reading: Genesis 41:1-57 (Key Text: 41:39-41)
Even though he suffered unjustly in an Egyptian prison, Joseph continued to be blessed by the Lord. He went from taking care of Potiphar’s household to being in charge of all the prisoners. In prison Joseph soon found himself cellmates with the Pharaoh’s cupbearer and baker. These two men had a dream while they were in prison (see Gen. ch. 40). Joseph knows a few things about dreams and he was able to help Pharaoh’s cupbearer to be restored to his position. The cupbearer was supposed to remember Joseph but he forgot all about him (see 40:14, 23). Now 2 years have passed and Joseph is still waiting and wondering (41:1). While Joseph is probably discouraged and wondering what God is up to, God is far from through with him. In yet another sign of God’s providence, the Pharoah of Egypt has two unusual dreams. These two dreams and Joseph’s interpretation of them are going to propel him from the dungeon to the throne room, from the pit to the palace. Because of Joseph’s skill and faithful service to God, he was elevated to a position of prominence in Egypt. Joseph is a biblical example of God’s way to get a promotion.

This Sunday, June 26th we will continue our series of messages, “Becoming a Person of Integrity” based on the account of Joseph in Genesis chapters 37-50. If you don’t have a church home, we would love to have you worship with us at CBC where “All Are Welcome!” Worship begins at 10:30 a.m. Bible study for all ages is held at 9:15 a.m. CBC is conveniently located at 5395 Ehrlich Road, 1 mile east of the Veterans Expressway and 2.5 miles west of Dale Mabry Hwy. For more information, check out our website at

Looking forward to worshiping the living Lord this Sunday!

For His Glory, By His Grace!
Pastor Joe