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The Rev. Coty Pinckney: “Sovereignty and Responsibility” (Genesis 41)

July 9, 2017

Here is the next in a good series of audio sermons on the Book of Genesis from the Rev. Coty Pinckney of Desiring God Community Church in Charlotte, North Carolina. Its title is Sovereignty and Responsibility and it is based on Genesis 41. (The sermon text can be read here.) This message starts out by asking some very applicable questions for us now:

So why do anything? If God is sovereign over all of our affairs – why even get out of bed in the morning?

This is the question of God’s sovereignty and our responsibility. This question is a favorite of those with a philosophical bent, and we can give some philosophical answers. But we’re not going to do that this morning. Today instead we will answer the question in a typically biblical way: by juxtaposing  xlear examples of God’s sovereignty with clear examples of decisive human action. The Bible presents these side by side, showing both are true, both are important – indeed, the two are closely integrated with each other.

So let’s see what God reveals to us about His sovereignty and our responsibility in Genesis 41. We’ll close by asking: What are the equivalents to Pharaoh’s dreams for us today?


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