The Joseph Stories

The Joseph Stories

Reconciliation

Pastor Jeff Knott of Grace Church in Port Hope, Ontario continues the sermon series on “The Joseph Stories” with “Reconciliation”: Joseph’s story is our story – what God is doing in him, He is also purposed to do in and through us. There are parallels in Joseph’s life that parallels our lives. God’s purposes in a dysfunctional world are: God deals with the hurts. We are meant to move beyond our hurts to a place of healing and freedom. God…

Anointing

Pastor Jeff Knott of Grace Church in Port Hope, Ontario continues the sermon series “The Joseph Stories” with “Anointing”: A.W. Tozer, “If the Holy Spirit was withdrawn from the church today, 95% of what we do would go on and no one would know the difference.” We mistakenly thing we can do it on our own. Jesus said, “A part from me you can do nothing.” Anointing is the power that God supplies for us to do what He calls…

Patience

Pastor Jeff Knott of Grace Church in Port Hope, Ontario continues the sermon series on “The Joseph Stories” with “Patience”: How do we have patience in the journey and patience with each other in the journey? God’s purposes in a dysfunctional world is to teach us to wait and to wait well. Even in adversity there’s an opportunity to prosper. The power of patience to change your outlook – the circumstances may not change, but we can change the way…

Prosper

Pastor Jeff Knott of Grace Church in Port Hope, Ontario continues the sermon series, “The Joseph Stories: God’s Purposes in a Dysfunctional World” with “Prosper”: God’s purpose in this world is to bless us. God’s desire to prosper means that your setting does not dictate your level of flourishing. Our blessing is not context-specific. Our blessing is a rightful inheritance of what we have in Christ. The level of flourishing has nothing to do with circumstances. Joseph starts Genesis 39…

Chastening

Pastor Jeff Knott of Grace Church in Port Hope, Ontario continues the sermon series on The Joseph Stories: God’s Purposes in a Dysfunctional World with “Chastening”: Meanwhile, God is redirecting. He’s fashioning something beautiful out of the mess and He’s forging a new path. Chastening can mean to prune of excess, pretense and falsity. The vine dresser prunes unapologetically for maximum fruitfulness. Joseph’s life is a case study in how God uses the stuff of life to prune us, to…

Hurt

Pastor Jeff Knott of Grace Church in Port Hope, Ontario continues the series “The Joseph Stories” with “Hurt”: What do we do with hurt? How did Joseph deal with hurt? Dysfunction might be our reality, but it does not need to be our destiny; it might describe us, but it does not need to define us; it might be part of our story, but it’s not the whole story. Joseph found the capacity to forgive. Forgiveness is the only way…

Dysfunction

Pastor Jeff Knott of Grace Church in Port Hope, Ontario begins the series “The Joseph Stories: God’s Purposes in a Dysfunctional World” with “Dysfunction”: The Scripture shows people warts and all. The Bible is real about who we are as people. Their stories are our stories – the plot is different, the characters are different, the setting may be different, but the things they wrestle with are the very things that we wrestle with. We find parallels in our own…