How God Chooses His servants

God calls the man (Divine invitation)

God breaks the man (Divine motivation)

God makes the man (Divine dedication)

God blesses the man (Divine inspiration)

God uses the man (Divine exaltation)

Joseph: God’s greatest trusted servant leader

(Discovering & Developing The Servant Leader In You)

Opportunity Is Readiness

Queen Victoria said to Gordon of Havelock, “When can you start for India?”

He answered, “Tomorrow.”

That is the key to useful and successful and influential lives. When the call came they were ready—ready to make use of opportunity, to resist temptation, to answer the call of duty, of country, of God. —More Sermon Illustrations

Today is the key that opens the door to the chamber of success. Today is the ladder by which men climb to fame and power. Today is the sunlight by which men follow the path that leads to happiness. Today is the sword with which men smite temptation. Today is the vision in the light of which men follow their dream. Today is the voice that calls men out of fatal slumber. Today is the word that is written over the gates of heaven, flaming with jewels—the ruby, the topaz, the jacinth, the chrysoprase, the emerald, and all the precious stones. Today is the word that on the lips of the redeemed in heaven blends with the other word, Eternity. — More Sermon Illustrations

Joseph: God’s greatest trusted servant leader (Discovering & Developing The Servant Leader In You)

A. Joseph’s Divine scheme to conceal his identity to bring out TRUTH;

1. Joseph intercedes and acts out the providence of God on their behalf; Genesis 47:1-6

2. Joseph introduces Jacob, his father, to Pharaoh; vv.7-10

3. Joseph set up a nourishment plan for his family during the famine; vv.11,12

4. Joseph exhibits his economic and financial leadership skills to save others; vv.13-15