Joseph's Technicolor Dream Coat

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(a) Any dream will do is the title of our new series for this January 2009! We got the title from the song of the same name in the musical “Joseph’s Technicolor Dream Coat”. This biblical story is full of power and passion and lust and betrayal; and of course it is all about a dream. The story of Joseph is full of the principles to help us live life – the character Joseph is a type of Christ and his story could easily be ours. Any dream will do is a series that will challenge you to be more than just a dreamer. This new series will encourage you to stop waiting for things to fall out of heaven, learn the value of servanthood and hard work and will give you tools for personal growth. Any dream will do is a series that will hopefully inspire…show more content…
Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labour in the Lord is not in vain.” Dreams and destiny never fall out of the sky. They are always inspired by God and fulfilled by hard work – this is why we are referred to as servants of the Lord and our work is the work of the Lord – those who work hard to fulfil the master’s desire – we know that our labour in the Lord is not in vain – nothing comes to the lazy – it is as instructed by Solomon in his wisdom literature Proverbs 12:14, “From the fruit of his lips a man is filled with good things as surely as the work of his hands rewards him.” Proverbs 10:4, “Lazy hands make a man poor, but diligent hands bring wealth.” Listen to God’s wisdom. A. Genesis records the story of Joseph, 11th son of Jacob, that he had a dream. Welcome ladies and gentlemen to “Any Dream will…show more content…
Philippians 2:12-14 speaks about this spiritual co-operation between us and God, “Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence, continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose. Do everything without complaining or arguing.” I love this scripture as it gives each of us some clear principles for living in Christ. You work out your own salvation. As salvation is a work of the Holy Spirit in our lives and by obedience we work it out or live it out! It is a responsibility placed upon each believer to decide to obey God’s word and live out this great salvation worked in us by Christ. We are to live out our salvation with a sense of fear and trembling – not in craven, cowardly or weak fear – but with a sense of godly fear, a frame of mind which embodies humility – with a sense of respect to God and His character and nature we see in scripture; with a sense to live this life worthy of the calling. Because we understand it is God who works in us – it is His divine nature that helps us and instructs us – it is His Holy Spirit who teaches us – but it is our responsibility to walk obediently “Keep in step with the Holy Spirit” to act according to His good purpose and work out own
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