Why do good things happen to bad people? God speaks to the unrighteous. (vs. 1-8) God uses the decisions of the unrighteous. (vs. 9-13) The unrighteous recognize God. (vs. 14-16) The unrighteous listen when God gets their attention. (vs. 25-36) The unrighteous give credit where credit is due. (vs. 37-39) The difference between unrighteous and righteous is putting God first. (vs. 40-44) The way to see Jesus and glorify God through tragedy is to answer this question, “Which life are How COVID has affected us
Sermon Scripture: Genesis 38 Sermon Big Idea: God uses the sinful to bring about rescue of a nation Judah’s heart became calloused. – Genesis 37:26-27 Judah’s heart was focused on earthly desires. – Genesis 38:1-5 Judah’s heart had an unhealthy fear of God. – Genesis 38:11 Judah repented in his heart and his faith followed. – Genesis 38:26 Through his pain Judah confessed, showed courage, and celebrated as God did amazing things. Our breakthrough (Perez) will come when we How COVID has affected us
Even when genetics were pure, man chose poorly. Words people hate – Choices, Consequences, No Principles of healing – restoration It involves the past When hearts are hurt, we want to build walls Revealing leads to healing Are we going through life or growing through life?
A father’s deceit and favoritism brought pain and suffering. (Gen. 37:3-4) Jealousy brought pain and suffering. (Gen. 37:28) Physical desire and lies brought pain and suffering. (Gen. 39:6b-7) A bad memory caused pain and suffering. (Gen. 40:23) Lack of vision caused pain and suffering. (Gen. 50:15;19-20) The long and short of it is that SIN causes pain and suffering. God allows it and in some cases God issues it, but because of man’s SIN. (Gen. 38:7,10) Testing of our faith How COVID has affected us