What does it say? What does it mean? Why does it matter?
But God still sits high and looks low and cannot be blind sighted by the ills of this nation and its leaders. We have misrepresented God by being concerned about the interpretation of laws and principles and not the circumstances of our brothers and sisters.
1. We are to focus on God and not the current situation of this nation.
“I cannot do it,” Joseph replied to Pharaoh, “but God will give Pharaoh the answer he desires.” Joseph immediately shifts the focus to God by implying the answers to the dreams were not found in him.
2. Think us and not I.
Historically, our survival is rooted in the coming together of people in hard times, like that of 7 skinny cow times. For instance: Women’s Suffrage, Civil and LGBTQ Rights, and the Holocaust are paramount examples of what can happen when we collectively work together to care for each other.
3. Bring a special offering to the Storehouse.
Historically the church has been known as the storehouse, where people would come to seek the help they need. Today, SEUCC is actively engaged in the fight against hunger, social justice, support in higher education, and benevolence.
Questions and Discussion:
- How has this sermon caused you to focus on the peace of God rather than the current circumstances surrounding our nation?
- Why is it dangerous to have a me, myself, and I mentally? How has the coming together of people contributed to significant change for others?
- What do you think God is calling believers to do and think during these unprecedented times?
- How would you share this sermon with someone who has not accepted Jesus as Lord and Savior?