13 Years a Slave and Prisoner

13 Years a Slave and Prisoner

In the Bible, the wilderness was both a geographic place, barren and harsh, and a  metaphor for those times when life is difficult and filled with adversity. In our own lives, we’ll all have seasons when we walk through the wilderness – seasons of loss, opposition, abandonment or despair. In Messages from the Wilderness, we’ll study the lives of biblical characters who found themselves in the wilderness. From them we’ll learn the keys to surviving our own times in the wilderness. If you have a friend or loved one who is in the wilderness right now, invite them to join us beginning July 5.

  • July 5 – 13 Years a Slave and Prisoner
  • July 12 – The Wildernesses of Our Own Making
  • July 19 – The God Who Sees
  • July 26 – Whispers in the Wilderness

 What is this sermon about?

This sermon is about the story of Joseph and what we can learn from his experience in the wilderness.

Why is this sermon important?

This sermon is important because it addresses the wilderness and reminds us that God is with us and at work in all the circumstances of our life.

What is the context of this sermon?

This sermon is the first in the Messages from the Wilderness worship series. It is the day after Independence Day and the first Sunday back after vacation.

What are the next action steps?

When you find yourself in the wilderness, remember that God is with you.

When you see a neighbor in the wilderness, be God’s presence in their life.

What is the good news (bottom line)?

The good news is that God is with you in the wilderness.

God is at work in our wilderness, even when we don’t recognize it.