Author Archives: Pastor Blake

A Life of Integrity

This week we will be continuing in our summer series on Joseph by looking at Genesis 47:13-26. Integrity isn’t something we can turn on and off. Instead, it is something that is evident in someone’s entire life. To be one way in public and another in private is a hypocritical way to live. Eventually the […]

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We Can Only Imagine

This week we will continue in our summer series on Joseph by looking at Genesis 45:21-28. Can you imagine the moment when you first see the Savior you have served and trusted? Standing before you is the One who gave His life for your redemption and brought you from death to life. What will that […]

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Forgiveness

This week we will continue in our summer series on Joseph by looking at Genesis 45:1-20. The forgiveness we enjoy from God in Christ Jesus has repercussions for our lives. First, we are absolved from guilt and never need to fear His wrath again. Furthermore, God’s forgiveness means that we, too, must forgive those who […]

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For This Moment

This week we will continue in our summer series on Joseph by looking at Genesis 44:1-34. Charles Spurgeon defines repentance as “a hatred of sin; it is a turning from sin and a determination in the strength of God to forsake it.” That sounds simple enough. However, it is possible to look repentant, but not […]

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Treasure

This week we will continue in our summer series on Joseph by looking at Genesis 43:23-34. In order to receive the treasures of God, we must only open our hearts, our minds, our hands and our eyes in simple faith. Instead of looking for problems, let’s start enjoying the blessings. Instead of complaining, let’s start […]

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What Brings You to Your Knees?

This week we will continue in our summer series on Joseph by looking at Genesis 43:1-22. Confession is humbly agreeing with God about our sin. When we confess our sin to God, we need to avoid excuses, rationalizations and blame. We tell the truth and accept responsibility for our actions. This kind of confession puts […]

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Barriers of Grace

This week we will look at Genesis 42:25-38 as we continue in our summer series on Joseph. God is continually seeking to “conform us to the image of Christ” and will use whatever it takes to get our attention. Sometimes the lesson is hard and He has to pry our hearts away from the world. […]

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How God Works

This week we will continue in our summer series on Joseph by looking at Genesis 42:1-24. God often seeks to awaken us out of our spiritual lethargy. Is God acting harshly or is He acting in love? We usually don’t see how God works until we look back and realize He used difficult times to […]

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Facing the Future

This week we will continue in our summer series on Joseph by looking at Genesis 41:33-57. When things took a turn for the better in Joseph’s life, he still remained faithful to God. His gifting had been used in the prison and now he would do the same in Pharaoh’s palace. Joseph made peace with […]

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Good Times

Join us on Sunday as we continue in our summer series on Joseph! This week we will look at Genesis 41. Joseph had his share of difficult circumstances, but this week we are going to see Joseph as he begins to live the “good life”. Joseph moves from the prison to the throne room, from […]

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