Category: Sermon Notes

Perfect Timing

THEME: Unsinkable

SERIES: Icebergs

TITLE: Perfect Timing

Scripture: Genesis 46-50

 

I.    THE REUNION WITH HIS FAMILY    

The extravagance of Pharaoh and the Egyptians

I see several good happenings:

1)     Joseph has (truly forgiven) his brothers.

2)     Joseph has totally wiped out the (favorite) tag.

3)     Joseph never lost (his love) for his father.

 

II.   THE REASSURANCE TO HIS BROTHERS        

Joseph is going to face some major challenges:

1.     The heartbreak of (losing his father).

In this exchange Jacob has Joseph put his hand under his thigh. That was an (oath-taking)   process.

2.     Joseph is overcome with emotion: he calls for the Egyptian embalmers. The process takes (40) days.

3.     Joseph was overcome with emotion; his brothers are overcome with (fear).

Joseph was led by grace. If you have not forgiven someone, it is time. If you have received someone’s forgiveness, it is time. If you have been the recipient of God’s forgiveness, now is the time to truly believe it.

 

NEXT WEEK:   Theme: Unsinkable/ Series: Postcards

Title: Pastor Ryan East preaching

 

 

Permanent link to this article: https://www.ovcf.org/ovcf_wp/2019/08/perfecttiming/

His Hardest Task

THEME: Unsinkable

SERIES: Icebergs

TITLE: His Hardest Task

Scripture: Genesis 42-45:15

 

“To err is human, to forgive, divine-to forgive and forget supernatural.”

 

I.   THE TEST   

The famine had reached (Canaan), approximately (200) miles from Egypt.

A most interesting verse: Verse 9. “And Joseph remembered the dreams that he had dreamed of them.”

 

II.  THE BARGAIN    

Joseph offers to let them return to Canaan but they must leave one behind. He names (Simeon).

Three things worth taking note of:

1)     A seared conscience can come back to life. (No one is out of reach).

2)     Joseph is overhearing and understanding what they are saying. (Be careful what you say).

3)     They thought God was out to get them. (Guilt)

 

III. THE REVELATION

Who steps up to the plate this time? (Judah). Both at home and to Joseph.

How could Joseph respond as he did to his brothers? (“God sent me here”).

 

NEXT WEEK:   Theme: Unsinkable/ Series: Icebergs

Title: Perfect Timing: Genesis 46-50

Permanent link to this article: https://www.ovcf.org/ovcf_wp/2019/08/hishardesttask/

Prison Life

THEME: Unsinkable

SERIES: Icebergs

TITLE: Prison Life

Scripture: Genesis 39:21-40:23

 

I.    LIFE IN PRISON           

What are some things that keep people in prison?

1)     (Circumstances)

2)     (Others’ expectations)

3)     (Guilt)

4)     (Pessimism)

 

II.   RISING ABOVE PRISON LIFE  

Cupbearer’s main responsibility? (Protect Pharaoh).

In many ways he was the (most trusted) man in the kingdom.

Baker’s main responsibility? (Bake), of course.

Joseph’s ability to minister to these two was because he was free from (bitterness).

Joseph’s response to the invitation from Pharaoh:

1.     (Dignity).

2.     (Humility).

3.     (Faith).

 

NEXT WEEK:   Theme: Unsinkable/ Series: Icebergs

Title: His Hardest Task: Genesis 42-45:15

Permanent link to this article: https://www.ovcf.org/ovcf_wp/2019/08/prisonlife/

False Accusations

THEME: Unsinkable

SERIES: Icebergs

TITLE: False Accusations

Scripture: Genesis 39

 

 “I can resist anything except temptation.” Oscar Wilde

I.    THE REALITY OF HIS SITUATION

With greater success comes greater measures of trust.

With a greater measure of trust also comes a greater measure of (vulnerability).

II.   THE REFUSAL OF HIS SUITOR   

She was shamelessly aggressive but Joseph made it clear he was not interested. He tells her way:

1)     His loyalty to (his master).

2)     His loyalty to (God).

4 requirements to resist temptation:

1.     Don’t be weakened by the (situation).

2.     Don’t be deceived by the (persuasion).

3.     Don’t be gentle with your (emotions).

4.     Don’t be confused by the (immediate results).

 

NEXT WEEK:   Theme: Unsinkable/ Series: Icebergs

Title: Prison Life- Genesis 39:21-40:23

Permanent link to this article: https://www.ovcf.org/ovcf_wp/2019/08/falseaccusations/

A Marked Man!

THEME: Unsinkable

SERIES: Icebergs

TITLE: A Marked Man!

Scripture: Genesis 39

 

“To be falsely accused and retaliate is natural; to be accused and remain in control is supernatural.”

 

I.    JOSEPH’S CULTURE SHOCK        

Previous two sermons have shown his life:

1)     (Family dysfunction)

2)     Dinah’s (rape)

3)     Jacob’s (favoritism)

4)     Joseph’s (arrogance)

5)     The brothers’ (betrayal)

Joseph and life in Egypt:

1.     Egypt shaped by the (Nile River)

2.     Started life as a (slave).

3.     Joseph’s (learning curve) unprecedented!

4.     Exposure to the (gods) of Egypt.

II.   JOSEPH’S LIVING TRUTH    

Absence of two things in verse 1:

1)     (Time)

2)     (Adjustments) he had to make

Edersheim, a Jewish historian, says, “In the house of Potiphar it went with Joseph as formerly in his own home. For it is not in the power of circumstances-prosperous or adverse-to alter our characters. He that is faithful in little shall also be faithful in much…Joseph was faithful, honest, upright, and conscientious.”

“Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive an inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ.” Col.3:23-24

NEXT WEEK:   Theme: Unsinkable/ Series: Icebergs

Title: False Accusations- Genesis 39

 

Permanent link to this article: https://www.ovcf.org/ovcf_wp/2019/07/amarkedman/

Betrayed!

THEME: Unsinkable

SERIES: Icebergs

TITLE: Betrayed!

Scripture: Genesis 37

 

I.    THE SEEDBED FOR BETRAYAL          

The first seed for betrayal is Dinah being raped by (Shechem). When that happened Jacob (did nothing). Her two brothers,  (Simeon and Levi) took matters into their own hands.

The second seed for betrayal is Jacob’s (favoritism) of Joseph.

The third seed for betrayal is Joseph had a (big mouth).

Joseph’s critical errors in judgement:

1)     He lacked (discernment).

2)     He lacked (sensitivity).

3)     He lacked (maturity).

 

II.   THE CONSEQUENCES OF PLANTED SEEDS   

“Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap.” [Galatians 6:7]  That is an (unequivocally, irrevocable) law.

Their original plan was?

Their backup plan (thanks to Reuben) was?

 

NEXT WEEK:   Theme: Unsinkable/ Series: Icebergs

Title: A Marked Man- Genesis 39

 

 

Permanent link to this article: https://www.ovcf.org/ovcf_wp/2019/07/betrayed/

Family Dysfunction

THEME: Unsinkable

SERIES: Icebergs

TITLE: Family Dysfunction

Scripture: Genesis 37:1-4

 

I.    THE ROOTS OF HIS FAMILY TREE                       

Abraham & Sarah

Isaac & Rebekah

Jacob & Leah and Rachel

Dinah, Simeon and Levi

 

II.   THE RUTS IN HIS FAMILY TREE  

Three primary issues between Joseph & his brothers:

1)     Joseph brings a bad report. We call that (tattle-telling).

2)     Joseph treated differently by Jacob. We call that (favoritism).

3)     Joseph shares his dreams. We call that (arrogance or brashness).

The roots for their feelings about Joseph began with Jacob loving (Rachel) more than (Leah).

Jacob made two serious errors:

1.     He sent the (wrong signals) to Joseph and his brothers.

2.     Jacob inflicted the (pain of rejection) on his other sons.

 

NEXT WEEK:   Theme: Unsinkable/ Series: Icebergs

Title: Faithlessness- Genesis 37

 

Permanent link to this article: https://www.ovcf.org/ovcf_wp/2019/07/familydysfunction/

For Such a Time

THEME: Unsinkable

SERIES: Heroes

TITLE: For Such a Time

Scripture: Judges 4-5

 

I.    THE SITUATION OF THE PEOPLE   

“Leadership is the ability to get men to do what they don’t want to do and to like it.” Harry Truman

Jabin was king. His army was led by (Sisera). He had (900) chariots.

 

II.   ANSWERING THE CALL OF GOD

Not told much about Deborah. What we do know:

1.     She was a (prophetess).

2.     She was a (judge).

The highlights of chapters 4-5:

1)     There (was a need); Deborah filled it. [4:6-7]

2)     She filled the need; she (sought help). [4:6a]

3)     She sought help and got it; she had to (motivate the help). [4:6-9]

4)     She sought help; motivated it; then (developed a plan). [4:6b-7a]

“The Lord routed Sisera and all his chariots and all his army before Barak by the edge of the sword.” [4:15]  There is (no impossible) with God!!

 

NEXT WEEK:   Theme: Unsinkable/ Series: Heroes

Title: Family Dysfunction- Genesis 37:1-4

 

 

Permanent link to this article: https://www.ovcf.org/ovcf_wp/2019/07/forsuchatime/

No Little People

THEME: Unsinkable

SERIES: Heroes

TITLE: No Little People

Scripture: Judges 3: 7-31

 

I.    OTHNIEL

If you were to sit down and read Judges all the way through you would say there is one unmistakable characteristic: (Second verse same as the first).

Several things about Othniel we can see:

1.     He had a solid (family background).

2.     He was a man of (proven ability).

3.     He was a man of (demonstrated courage).

4.     He was a man of (personal faith).

 

II.   EHUD

Details about Ehud:

1)     He was a (prominent) man.

2)     He was a man with a (limitation).

3)     He was a (courageous) man.

4)     He was a (careful, organized) man.

5)     He was a (spiritually committed) man.

 

III.   SHAMGAR

What do we know?

1.     His family was (messed up).

2.     He was a (peasant).

3.     He was a man of (courage).

 

LESSONS WE CAN LEARN:

            #1- God uses completely different kind of men/women.

            #2- God uses people who draw their strength from Him.

            #3- God uses people who step out in faith and trust Him.

 

NEXT WEEK:   Theme: Unsinkable/ Series: Heroes

Title: For Such a Time- Judges 4-5

 

Permanent link to this article: https://www.ovcf.org/ovcf_wp/2019/06/nolittlepeople/

In the Pit with Lions

THEME: Unsinkable

SERIES: Heroes

TITLE: In The Pit With Lions

Scripture: Daniel 6 16-28

 

I.    THE LOOK OF INJUSTICE

When Daniel heard the edict of Darius he got down on his knees three times a day. Notice the words used: (As he had done previously).

“I have given them your word, and the world has hated them because they are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. I do not ask that you take them out of the world, but that you keep them from the evil one.” John 17:14-15

“For this is a gracious thing, when mindful of God, one endures sorrows while suffering unjustly? For what credit is it if, when you sin and are beaten for it, you endure? But if when you do good and suffer for it you endure, this is a gracious thing in the sight of God.” I Peter 2:19-20

 

II.   THE LOOK OF VICTORY

Several issues come into play;

1.     Daniel’s refusal to compromise his integrity. (Just talked about)

2.     Daniel’s refusal to compromise his (walk with God).  Point to remember: When the crisis hit it did not (create) his disciplined lifestyle, it (revealed) it.

3.     Why didn’t God protect him?  “Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all.” Ps.34:19

“A greedy (some say arrogant) man stirs up strife, but the one who trusts in the Lord will be enriched (will prosper).” Pr.28:25

 

NEXT WEEK:   Theme: Unsinkable/ Series: Heroes

Title: No Little People- Judges 3:7-31

 

 

 

 

Permanent link to this article: https://www.ovcf.org/ovcf_wp/2019/06/inthepitwithlions/