Sermon Notes September 03, 2023

Your Tribute                                                                          “Better Question” 

Stanley, Andy. Better Decisions, Fewer Regrets. Zondervan, ‘20

  1. Question No. #1 — The Integrity Question, Am I being honest with myself ________________________?
  2. Truth is — We write the stories of our lives ______________ at a time.

Proverbs 27:12, “The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and pay the penalty.”

  1. Question No.#2 — The Legacy Question: What ___________ do I want to tell?
  2. Psychologists have a name for this dynamic — ___________, because “victims” hyper focus on one thing to the neglect of everything else.
  3. Joseph’s 10 brothers have a secret that they are forced to live with for the __________________. Who wants to tell that story?
  4. What makes Joseph’s story so appealing? None of what   happened to him was ________________________________.

Genesis 39:8-9, “But he refused. ‘With me in charge,’ he told her, ‘my master does not concern himself with anything in the house; everything he owns he has entrusted to my care. 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 sin against God?’”                        Genesis 41:15-16; 37-40, “Pharaoh said to Joseph, ‘I had a dream, and no one can interpret it. But I have heard it said of you that when you hear a dream you can interpret it.’ 16‘I cannot do it,’ Joseph replied to Pharaoh, ‘but God will give Pharaoh the answer he desires.’ 38So Pharaoh asked them, ‘Can we find anyone like this man, one in whom is the spirit of God?’ 39Then Pharaoh said to Joseph, ‘Since God has made all this known to you, there is no one so discerning and wise as you. 40You shall be in charge of my palace, and all my people are to submit to your orders. Only with respect to the throne will I be greater than you.’”