This weekend at C3 we launched our new series “Destiny” based on the life of Joseph in Genesis. During this series we are going to be reading through Pastor Robert Morris’ (Pastor of Gateway Church in Dallas Texas) book “Dream to Destiny”. I want to encourage you to get this book in the Source and begin reading it with us. If you missed this weekend’s services, I encourage you to watch it here and listen to it here. Also,if you were not at C3 this weekend, or if you would like to give your tithe or offering, you can give online by clicking here.
Matt opened this series with a message on “The Pride Challenge”. Each week we will see a different challenge that Joseph faced and that we will face on the way to our destiny.
Genesis 37:1-11, “So Jacob settled again in the land of Canaan, where his father had lived as a foreigner. 2 This is the account of Jacob and his family. When Joseph was seventeen years old, he often tended his father’s flocks. He worked for his half brothers, the sons of his father’s wives Bilhah and Zilpah. But Joseph reported to his father some of the bad things his brothers were doing. 3 Jacob loved Joseph more than any of his other children because Joseph had been born to him in his old age. So one day Jacob had a special gift made for Joseph—a beautiful robe. 4 But his brothers hated Joseph because their father loved him more than the rest of them. They couldn’t say a kind word to him. 5 One night Joseph had a dream, and when he told his brothers about it, they hated him more than ever. 6 “Listen to this dream,” he said. 7 “We were out in the field, tying up bundles of grain. Suddenly my bundle stood up, and your bundles all gathered around and bowed low before mine!” 8 His brothers responded, “So you think you will be our king, do you? Do you actually think you will reign over us?” And they hated him all the more because of his dreams and the way he talked about them. 9 Soon Joseph had another dream, and again he told his brothers about it. “Listen, I have had another dream,” he said. “The sun, moon, and eleven stars bowed low before me!” 10 This time he told the dream to his father as well as to his brothers, but his father scolded him. “What kind of dream is that?” he asked. “Will your mother and I and your brothers actually come and bow to the ground before you?” 11 But while his brothers were jealous of Joseph, his father wondered what the dreams meant.”(NLT)
So what can we learn from the Pride Test?WHAT WE SAY AND HOW WE SAY IT IS IMPORTANT!8 His brothers responded, “So you think you will be our king, do you? Do you actually think you will reign over us?” And they hated him all the more because of his dreams and the way he talked about them.”
YOU DON’T HAVE A MOUTH PROBLEM YOU HAVE A HEART PROBLEMMatthew 12:34, “You brood of vipers, how can you who are evil say anything good? For out of the overflow of the heart the mouth speaks.”(NIV)To overcome pride we must…
FIND YOUR IDENTITY AND YOUR VALUE IN CHRIST NOT IN WHAT OTHERS THINK OF YOU
1. Spend time with Him everyday…
John 15:5, “ I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing.”(NASB)
2. Get in a Connect Group
3. Join us every weekend during these 10 weeks and let’s see what God does.
Hebrews 10:24-25, “Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works. 25 And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near.”
This weekend’s Worship Set included…
Nothing is Impossible – Hillsong
Hope of the World – Hillsong
Go – Hillsong
You Are Good – Kari Jobe