Gateway EPC Sermons
As Exodus begins, we see a great act of evil. Two midwives defy the Pharaoh, and their work models how we are to serve as midwives of the coming Kingdom.
We end our series with Joseph as we marvel at his example of fruitful stewardship. How does that inform how we steward the opportunities God has given us?
Joseph finally reunites with his Father. In Christ, we are reunited as well. In this sermon, we hear how Joseph's story anticipates the deep sin around us (including the racism we saw yesterday) and so much of Christ's work of salvation.
Joseph finally reveals himself to his brothers and is reconciled. What does reconciliation look like in our lives and how is it acheived?
Joseph shows his family mercy. What does mercy look like? What does Jesus have to say about it?
When the famine becomes severe, Joseph's brothers show up in Joseph's office and don't know it is him. Joseph makes a surprising choice, and it tells us much about the nature of forgiveness.
Joseph meets his brothers when they arrive to buy food. They don't recognize him, and Joseph begins the hard work of forgiveness. Why does Joseph make this a process?
Pharaoh has a dream that no one can interpret. Joseph is invited in to talk with Pharaoh. What does he say and how might that inform our lives?
Joseph is given a choice, and it is one many slaves don't get. His response shocks us to this day. What might we learn as we face the hard choices in our lives?
The story of Tamar surprises us...it comes in the middle of Joseph's story, and a story of sexual assault and prostitution is not what we thought we'd find at this point in Genesis. However, God's work in Tamar's life is incredibly good news for us.