a church in montpelier, ohio

2013 Messages


Sunday Theme Message Scripture Special Events
1/6/13 Finding Hope Why are We Here, Where are We Going, How Do You Fit in? Romans 15:2
1/13/13 Hope in Our Sufficient Savior Jesus is Superior in Every Way Hebrews 1:1-14
1/20/13 Hope in Our Sufficient Savior Jesus Deserves your Attention Hebrews 2:1-8 Sanctity of Human   Life
1/27/13 Hope in Our Sufficient Savior Jesus Can Soften Your Heart Hebrews 3:1-19
2/3/13 Hope in Our Sufficient Savior Jesus Can Give You Rest Hebrews 4:1-5
2/10/13 Hope in Our Sufficient Savior Jesus Can Give You Hope Hebrews 5:10 Valentine’s Day
2/17/13 Hope in Our Sufficient Savior Jesus Can Help You Draw Near to God Hebrews 7:1-28
2/24/13 Hope in Our Sufficient Savior Jesus Offers You a Better Promise Hebrews 8:1-13
3/3/13 Hope in Our Sufficient Savior Jesus Shed His Blood for You Hebrews 9:1-28
3/10/13 Hope  in Our Sufficient Savior Jesus Can Give You Confidence Hebrews 10:1-39 Daylight Savings begins;   Gideon Speaker
3/17/13 Hope in Our Sufficient Savior Jesus is Worthy of Your Faith Hebrews 11:1-40
3/24/13 Finding Hope Finding Hope from 5 Surprises at the Cross Matthew 27:27 Palm Sunday
3/31/13 Finding Hope Finding Hope from Inside the Tomb Acts 2:1-42 Easter
4/7/13 Guest Speaker—Scott   Towers
4/14/13 Hope in Our Sufficient Savior Jesus Taught Us to Endure Hebrews 12:1-29 Camp Selah
4/21/13 Hope in Our Sufficient Savior Jesus Taught Us to Change Hebrews 13:1-25
4/28/13 Finding Hope in Handling Worry Worry Tears You Up Matthew 6:25
5/5/13 Finding Hope in Handling Worry Worry Makes You Small Matthew 6:25
5/12/13 Finding Hope in Handling Worry Worry Steals Your Hope Matthew 6:26, 28-30 Mother’s Day
5/19/13 Finding Hope in Handling Worry Worry Wastes You Time Matthew 6:27
5/26/13 Finding Hope in Handling Worry Worry Offends Your Father Matthew 6:26, 32 Memorial Day Weekend
6/2/13 Finding Hope in Handling Worry Worry Leads You Astray Matthew 6:32 Honor Graduates
6/9/13 Guest Speaker–Christopher Avell  
6/16/13 Finding Hope in Handling Worry Worry Turns Your Head Matthew 6:33-34 Father’s Day; Baby   Dedication
6/23/13 Finding Hope in Relationships 6 Words Every   Relationship Needs: #1 Grace Genesis 39:1-40:8
6/30/13 Finding Hope in Relationships 6 Words Every Relationship Needs: #2 Encouragement Ephesians 4:29 FOURTH OF JULY—5th Sunday at the Pavilion   following service
7/7/13 Finding Hope in Relationships 6 Words Every Relationship Needs: #3 Loyalty 2 Samuel 23:8-17
7/14/13 Finding Hope in Relationships 6 Words Every Relationship Needs: #4 Forgiveness Matt 18:15-35 Communion
7/21/13 Finding Hope in Relationships 6 Words Every Relationship Needs: #5 Transparency 1 John 1:1-2:2
7/28/13 Finding Hope in Relationships 6 Words Every Relationship Needs: #6 Perseverance Hebrews 10:32-11:2; 12:1-3
8/4/13 Finding Hope in the Promises of God Hope 1 Cor 10:13
8/11/13 Finding Hope in the Promises of God Finding Hope (or Ruin) in Becoming What We Worship  Isaiah 6
8/18/13 Guest Speaker—Mike and Carolyn Ballast (Missionaries) I Cor 1 VBS Sunday (Avalanche Ranch: A Wild Ride through God’s Word)
8/25/13 Finding Hope in the Promises of God Get in the Game Eph 4:11-16 Baptism & Family Night at PSR
9/1/13 Finding Hope in the God who Provides The Challenge of Hope Ruth 1:1-15 Labor Day
9/8/13 Finding Hope in the God who Provides The Contrast of Hope Ruth 1:16-22
9/15/13 Finding Hope in the God who Provides The Providence of Hope Ruth 2:1-13 Randy and Adena Wildman (Missionaries)Men’s Outing (9/21)– Robert Houk’s home
9/22/13 Finding Hope in the God who Provides The Provision of Hope Ruth 2:14-23 SYATP (9/25)
9/29/13 Finding Hope in the God who Provides The Adventure of Hope Ruth 3:1-13 5th Sunday—Harvest party at the Pavilion (Rides/camp fire, etc.); Shawn & Amanda (Missionaries); BCC 101 Class
10/6/13 Finding Hope in the God who Provides The Faithfulness of Hope Ruth 3:14-18 Communion
10/13/13 Finding Hope in the God who Provides The Resources of Hope Ruth 4:1-12 Columbus Day- 10/14
10/20/13 Finding Hope in the God who Provides The Prodigy of Hope Ruth 4:13-22 (10/19) Harvest Party at The Fethers.
10/27/13 Finding Hope in the Stewardship of   Life The Foundation of Stewardship Mark 12:1-12 Testimony
11/3/13 Finding Hope in the Stewardship of   Life The Stewardship of Giving Luke 19:11-27 Testimony
11/10/13 Finding Hope in the Stewardship of   Life The Stewardship of Serving 1 Cor 12:12-27 Veteran’s Day—11/11; Testimony
11/17/13 Finding Hope in the Stewardship of   Life The Stewardship of Commitment Joshua 24:14-28 Testimony
11/24/113 Finding Hope in the Stewardship of   Life The Stewardship of Thanksgiving Ps 107 Thanksgiving; Decorate Church
12/1/13 Finding Hope in our Eternal Home The Wonder of Your Eternal Home 2 Cor 5:1-21 HOPE;Advent Scripture– Isaiah; Communion
12/8/13 Finding Hope in our Eternal Home Bowing Down Wisely Ps 95:6 PEACE; Advent Scripture– Micah 5:2, 4-5; Children’s Program
12/15/13 Finding Hope in our Eternal Home The Beauty of Your Eternal Home Rev 21 JOY; Advent Scripture– Isaiah 9:6 -7
12/22/13 Finding Hope in our Eternal Home The Gift that Overcomes Death 1 Cor 15:50-58 LOVE; Advent Scripture– Isaiah 52:7-10
12/24/13 Christmas Eve The Perfection of Heaven Ps 24:3-4
12/29/13 Preparing to Live by Preparing to Die 2 Kings 18:13-19 5th Sunday

Sovereign Grace that Preserves (Genesis 37:1-36, Genesis 39:1-23)

Mark Pitman, August 5, 2018
Part of the Abounding Grace series, preached at a Sunday Morning service


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Genesis 37:1-36

1And Jacob dwelt in the land wherein his father was a stranger, in the land of Canaan. 2These are the generations of Jacob. Joseph, being seventeen years old, was feeding the flock with his brethren; and the lad was with the sons of Bilhah, and with the sons of Zilpah, his father's wives: and Joseph brought unto his father their evil report. 3Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his children, because he was the son of his old age: and he made him a coat of many colours. 4And when his brethren saw that their father loved him more than all his brethren, they hated him, and could not speak peaceably unto him. 5And Joseph dreamed a dream, and he told it his brethren: and they hated him yet the more. 6And he said unto them, Hear, I pray you, this dream which I have dreamed: 7For, behold, we were binding sheaves in the field, and, lo, my sheaf arose, and also stood upright; and, behold, your sheaves stood round about, and made obeisance to my sheaf. 8And his brethren said to him, Shalt thou indeed reign over us? or shalt thou indeed have dominion over us? And they hated him yet the more for his dreams, and for his words. 9And he dreamed yet another dream, and told it his brethren, and said, Behold, I have dreamed a dream more; and, behold, the sun and the moon and the eleven stars made obeisance to me. 10And he told it to his father, and to his brethren: and his father rebuked him, and said unto him, What is this dream that thou hast dreamed? Shall I and thy mother and thy brethren indeed come to bow down ourselves to thee to the earth? 11And his brethren envied him; but his father observed the saying. 12And his brethren went to feed their father's flock in Shechem. 13And Israel said unto Joseph, Do not thy brethren feed the flock in Shechem? come, and I will send thee unto them. And he said to him, Here am I. 14And he said to him, Go, I pray thee, see whether it be well with thy brethren, and well with the flocks; and bring me word again. So he sent him out of the vale of Hebron, and he came to Shechem. 15And a certain man found him, and, behold, he was wandering in the field: and the man asked him, saying, What seekest thou? 16And he said, I seek my brethren: tell me, I pray thee, where they feed their flocks. 17And the man said, They are departed hence; for I heard them say, Let us go to Dothan. And Joseph went after his brethren, and found them in Dothan. 18And when they saw him afar off, even before he came near unto them, they conspired against him to slay him. 19And they said one to another, Behold, this dreamer cometh. 20Come now therefore, and let us slay him, and cast him into some pit, and we will say, Some evil beast hath devoured him: and we shall see what will become of his dreams. 21And Reuben heard it, and he delivered him out of their hands; and said, Let us not kill him. 22And Reuben said unto them, Shed no blood, but cast him into this pit that is in the wilderness, and lay no hand upon him; that he might rid him out of their hands, to deliver him to his father again. 23And it came to pass, when Joseph was come unto his brethren, that they stript Joseph out of his coat, his coat of many colours that was on him; 24And they took him, and cast him into a pit: and the pit was empty, there was no water in it. 25And they sat down to eat bread: and they lifted up their eyes and looked, and, behold, a company of Ishmeelites came from Gilead with their camels bearing spicery and balm and myrrh, going to carry it down to Egypt. 26And Judah said unto his brethren, What profit is it if we slay our brother, and conceal his blood? 27Come, and let us sell him to the Ishmeelites, and let not our hand be upon him; for he is our brother and our flesh. And his brethren were content. 28Then there passed by Midianites merchantmen; and they drew and lifted up Joseph out of the pit, and sold Joseph to the Ishmeelites for twenty pieces of silver: and they brought Joseph into Egypt. 29And Reuben returned unto the pit; and, behold, Joseph was not in the pit; and he rent his clothes. 30And he returned unto his brethren, and said, The child is not; and I, whither shall I go? 31And they took Joseph's coat, and killed a kid of the goats, and dipped the coat in the blood; 32And they sent the coat of many colours, and they brought it to their father; and said, This have we found: know now whether it be thy son's coat or no. 33And he knew it, and said, It is my son's coat; an evil beast hath devoured him; Joseph is without doubt rent in pieces. 34And Jacob rent his clothes, and put sackcloth upon his loins, and mourned for his son many days. 35And all his sons and all his daughters rose up to comfort him; but he refused to be comforted; and he said, For I will go down into the grave unto my son mourning. Thus his father wept for him. 36And the Midianites sold him into Egypt unto Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh's, and captain of the guard. (KJV)

Genesis 39:1-23

1And Joseph was brought down to Egypt; and Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh, captain of the guard, an Egyptian, bought him of the hands of the Ishmeelites, which had brought him down thither. 2And the LORD was with Joseph, and he was a prosperous man; and he was in the house of his master the Egyptian. 3And his master saw that the LORD was with him, and that the LORD made all that he did to prosper in his hand. 4And Joseph found grace in his sight, and he served him: and he made him overseer over his house, and all that he had he put into his hand. 5And it came to pass from the time that he had made him overseer in his house, and over all that he had, that the LORD blessed the Egyptian's house for Joseph's sake; and the blessing of the LORD was upon all that he had in the house, and in the field. 6And he left all that he had in Joseph's hand; and he knew not ought he had, save the bread which he did eat. And Joseph was a goodly person, and well favoured. 7And it came to pass after these things, that his master's wife cast her eyes upon Joseph; and she said, Lie with me. 8But he refused, and said unto his master's wife, Behold, my master wotteth not what is with me in the house, and he hath committed all that he hath to my hand; 9There is none greater in this house than I; neither hath he kept back any thing from me but thee, because thou art his wife: how then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God? 10And it came to pass, as she spake to Joseph day by day, that he hearkened not unto her, to lie by her, or to be with her. 11And it came to pass about this time, that Joseph went into the house to do his business; and there was none of the men of the house there within. 12And she caught him by his garment, saying, Lie with me: and he left his garment in her hand, and fled, and got him out. 13And it came to pass, when she saw that he had left his garment in her hand, and was fled forth, 14That she called unto the men of her house, and spake unto them, saying, See, he hath brought in an Hebrew unto us to mock us; he came in unto me to lie with me, and I cried with a loud voice: 15And it came to pass, when he heard that I lifted up my voice and cried, that he left his garment with me, and fled, and got him out. 16And she laid up his garment by her, until his lord came home. 17And she spake unto him according to these words, saying, The Hebrew servant, which thou hast brought unto us, came in unto me to mock me: 18And it came to pass, as I lifted up my voice and cried, that he left his garment with me, and fled out. 19And it came to pass, when his master heard the words of his wife, which she spake unto him, saying, After this manner did thy servant to me; that his wrath was kindled. 20And Joseph's master took him, and put him into the prison, a place where the king's prisoners were bound: and he was there in the prison. 21But the LORD was with Joseph, and shewed him mercy, and gave him favour in the sight of the keeper of the prison. 22And the keeper of the prison committed to Joseph's hand all the prisoners that were in the prison; and whatsoever they did there, he was the doer of it. 23The keeper of the prison looked not to any thing that was under his hand; because the LORD was with him, and that which he did, the LORD made it to prosper. (KJV)

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