Dr. Danny Campbell
This young convert was deeply impressed and determined to make these the rules of his life. From that day onward throughout his life he made it a rule to spend the first moments of his day alone with God and God's Word. Before he read a letter, looked at a paper or even read a telegram, he went first to the Bible, that the first impression of the day might be what he got directly from God.
- Series: Genesis Teaching
- Scripture: Genesis 40
Genesis Chapter 40
Chapter Theme: Joseph keeps being faithful to God despite being ____________ on earth.
You number my wanderings; Put my tears into Your bottle; Are they not in Your book? -Psalm 56:8 See Also Malachi 3:16-18
The Butler and the Baker had no idea how _________________ they were to have Joseph the man of God as their Junior Warden!
Joseph found a way to bring any ____________________ back around to God!
Verses 9-13 contain the Butler’s dream and interpretation.
Joseph trusted God, but he wasn’t afraid to ______________ that country’s legal system!
Verses 16-19 contain the Baker’s dream and interpretation.
Verse 23 is so sad – the Chief Butler did not __________________ Joseph.
Let’s talk about the Bible and dreams.
The Old Testament joins the New Testament in making clear that dreams must be ______________________ to God’s revealed will (What His Word says).
Good guys in the Bible who had dreams; Other Guys in the Bible who had dreams:
What’s noteworthy about dreams in the New Testament is there are so very _______________; with only one in the epistles and that in a negative context – Jude speaks of “these filthy dreamers.”
Conclusion: Dreams can and do happen, but should not be emphasized – Scripture should be emphasized, and dreams should be ______________in light of scripture. Beware ministries making much of “God told me such and such in a dream or vision.”
Another emphasis from the Reformation: Norma Normans Non Normata – The Bible is the Norm of norms that can’t be normed! God’s Word _______________ us, not vice versa!