Joseph

Be Initiative, Evans Olang

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Genesis 39:1-23, “And his master saw that the Lord was with him and that Lord made all he did to prosper in his hand.” 

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What would you do if what you always dreamed for wasn’t coming to pass?  instead of things getting better, you got  further and further away from it. Joseph is a good example, he had a dream at the age of 17 and his dream was not that one day he would fail but that one day he will be great and that his family and many people would bow to him. Talk to any teenagers today and hear all their dreams and desires of success. You must have had dreams at that age too. Joseph had a good dream but he was naive, boastful and insensitive towards his brothers. He did not even realize that the dream was not about him but a picture of Christ. In his case, a lot of character building was needed before God fulfilled all that He planned. Read the rest of this entry »

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Do You Hear What I Hear? Pastor Phil Sessa

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Matthew 1:18-20, “18 This is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be with child through the Holy Spirit. 19 Because Joseph her husband was a righteous man and did not want to expose her to public disgrace, he had in mind to divorce her quietly. 20 But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit ”.

In this day and age there are a lot of voices speaking, but none as important as the voice of the Lord.

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You Can’t Take My Character, Pastor Phil Sessa

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Genesis 37:23, “So it came to pass, when Joseph had come to his brothers, that they stripped Joseph of his tunic, the tunic of many colors that was on him.”

People can take temporal things from us such as houses, cars, jobs, money, etc…, but there are some things that nobody can take. In the blockbuster movie Braveheart, William Wallace played by Mel Gibson Director of the Passion of the Christ was speaking to the people of Scotland that he was rallying together. He said, “Aye, fight and you may die, run, and you’ll live… at least for a while. And dying in your beds, many years from now, would you be willing’ to trade ALL the days, from this day to that, for one chance, just one chance, to come back here and tell our enemies that they may take our lives, but they’ll never take… OUR FREEDOM!” Read the rest of this entry »

Your Presence Is Significant, Evans Olang

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Genesis 39:1-22, “So it was, from the time that he had made him overseer of his house and all that he had, that the LORD blessed the Egyptian’s house for Joseph’s sake; and the blessing of the LORD was on all that he had in the house and in the field”

As I shared the other day, we all love compliments, someone speaking good things about us before people. There is always a word that tends to erase every good thing someone has spoken. The word is “BUT”. As long as good things are spoken without the “BUT”, we tend to be ok with it but the moment it comes in the middle, then you become troubled by it. Your concentration on it erases all the good that has been said. Read the rest of this entry »

You Have Been Dismissed, Evans Olang

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John 1:46, “Nazareth! Can anything good come from there?” Nathanael asked. “Come and see,” said Philip. (NIV)

It is troubling to know you can be misjudged, misunderstood, misquoted. The word “miss” is referred to when something is absent in the whole picture. Not being able to hit the target or accomplish what one had in mind. It could be a piece of information or a piece of puzzle. What might not make sense to you could make sense to someone else simply because they have the other piece of information you don’t have. You can type a whole sentence, a word missing or how you punctuate could change the whole meaning of the message you are trying to pass across. The other thing is to know the history of something and misjudge what it is capable of by looking at its history. Read the rest of this entry »

When We Complicate Faith For Nothing, Evans Olang

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Acts 3:1-16, “16 And His name, through faith in His name, has made this man strong, whom you see and know. Yes, the faith which comes through Him has given him this perfect soundness in the presence of you all”

Why do we make faith complicated? Many preachers especially those of Word Faith make faith so complicated and so hard to reach. It is so complicated that it sounds like you have to do it right, you have to follow a recipe or a formula to get it right. This is often crowned with sow a seed faith to get your prayers answered. In other words, how you sow indicates what kind of faith you have. It almost sounds like you must have faith in your faith if anything is to happen in your life and many are miserable because they have been told their faith is not strong to receive.

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He Has You Covered, Part 3of3, Evans Olang

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Genesis 3:1-21, “The Lord God made garments of skin for Adam and his wife and clothed them”

We looked at God the Creator stepping in making Adam and Eve garments and not only making them garments, but He also clothed them. We also saw how the plans of God are executed in heaven to be performed and perfected here on earth. We pray “let Your will be done here on earth as it is done in heaven”, in other words, let you Your architectural plan for our lives be performed and perfected here on earth. Read the rest of this entry »