17 September 2022

Youth Worship 17 September 2022 : “A man in whom is the Spirit of God”

Youth Worship 17 September 2022 : “A man in whom is the Spirit of God”
Text: Genesis 41:37-46

Rev Dr Charles Tan
Focus on Faith

Message Notes



1. The Presence of the LORD with Joseph
Genesis 39:2, 21

2. The Problems that Joseph faced

a) Life as a slave
i) Sold in Egypt
ii) Rose to house-manager in the household of Potiphar
b) Life as a prisoner
i) Rose to become assistant to the jailor
ii) Interpreter of dreams


1. His council of wisemen/ magicians could not interpret the dreams

2. But Joseph interpreted the dreams with ease and confidence


37 So the advice was good in the eyes of Pharaoh and in the eyes of all his servants.

38 And Pharaoh said to his servants, “Can we find such a one as this, a man in whom is the Spirit of God?”

Genesis 41:37-38

1. Recognised by:

a) The Pharaoh
b) All his servants

2. Recognised

a) The involvement of the Spirit of God
b) The indwelling of the Spirit of God


39 Then Pharaoh said to Joseph, “Inasmuch as God has shown you all this, there is no one as discerning and wise as you.
40 You shall be over my house, and all my people shall be ruled according to your word; only in regard to the throne will I be greater than you.”
41 And Pharaoh said to Joseph, “See, I have set you over all the land of Egypt.”
42 Then Pharaoh took his signet ring off his hand and put it on Joseph’s hand; and he clothed him in garments of fine linen and put a gold chain around his neck.
43 And he had him ride in the second chariot which he had; and they cried out before him, “Bow the knee!” So he set him over all the land of Egypt.

Genesis 41:39-43

1. Appreciation of Joseph

a) Discerning
b) Wisdom

2. Appointment of Joseph

a) Steward over Pharaoh’s house
b) Ruler over the land of Egypt
c) Second-in-command

3. Awards given to Joseph

a) The signet ring of the Pharaoh
b) Garments of fine linen
c) A gold chain around his neck
d) The second chariot of the Pharaoh given to Joseph

4. Acknowledgment by all in Egypt

a) “Bow the knee”
b) Joseph’s new position was acknowledged by all

5. Arrangement of marriage for Joseph

a) He was given a new name by the Pharaoh
i) A title
ii) More honour
iii) Greater prestige
b) He was given the daughter of the high priest of On
i) The high priest was a high-ranking person
ii) Joseph had no choice in this matter


1. Only God can pour out such blessings!

a) A slave
b) A prisoner
c) A ruler

2. The Age of Joseph

a) He was just 30 years old when he stood before Pharaoh
b) He had no particularly significant education to prepare him for such a high office

3. Rising to the challenge of his appointment

a) He went out from the presence of the Pharaoh
b) He surveyed the land of Egypt


1. The role of God in life

a) Significant
b) Strong relationship with God

2. The role of Faith

a) To believe
b) To be steadfast amidst afflictions

3. The reward of the Lord

a) To serve Him
b) To save lives
c) Not for selfish enjoyment