MESSAGE ONE:THE PURPOSE OF DETOURSSUGGESTED PASSAGE: GENESIS 37:1-11 (NASB)INTRODUCTION:Now Jacob lived in the land where his father had sojourned,in the land of Canaan. 2 These are the records of the generations of Jacob.Detours are distractions from the original intended route that wehad planned to take. When we get in our cars, we usually havea destination in mind. Typically, we know how we plan to getthere, to include the roads and highways we intend to take alongthe way. But, on many occasions, we run into detours—thingsthat take us off the pre-planned route that we had determined touse to get where we had hoped to go.1Joseph, when seventeen years of age, was pasturing the flock withhis brothers while he was still a youth, along with the sons of Bilhah and the sons of Zilpah, his father’s wives. And Joseph broughtback a bad report about them to their father. 3 Now Israel lovedJoseph more than all his sons, because he was the son of his oldage; and he made him a varicolored tunic. 4 His brothers saw thattheir father loved him more than all his brothers; and so they hatedhim and could not speak to him on friendly terms.Then Joseph had a dream, and when he told it to his brothers,they hated him even more. 6 He said to them, “Please listen to thisdream which I have had; 7 for behold, we were binding sheavesin the field, and lo, my sheaf rose up and also stood erect; andbehold, your sheaves gathered around and bowed down to mysheaf.” 8 Then his brothers said to him, “Are you actually going toreign over us? Or are you really going to rule over us?” So theyhated him even more for his dreams and for his words.5Now he had still another dream, and related it to his brothers,and said, “Lo, I have had still another dream; and behold, thesun and the moon and eleven stars were bowing down to me.”10He related it to his father and to his brothers; and his fatherrebuked him and said to him, “What is this dream that you havehad? Shall I and your mother and your brothers actually come tobow ourselves down before you to the ground?” 11 His brotherswere jealous of him, but his father kept the saying in mind.9MESSAGE GOAL:1 – The first goal here is to provide understanding that Godfrequently takes us on detours from the path toward our owndestiny for the purpose of maturing and equipping us.2 – The second goal here is to encourage those who strugglewith difficult circumstances by helping them identify the Lord’shand in the midst of the storm.Detours are typically unexpected and inconvenient. Perhaps apolice officer redirects traffic down a different road or a fellowdriver flags us down to help with their broken vehicle. They takeus off our intended route, and as such, it takes us longer thanwe had planned to get to our final destination. A straight line issimple, and an uninterrupted journey is preferable to a whole lotof stopping and starting.As believers in Jesus Christ, we have a destiny. From an eternalperspective we know what our destiny is: to be in God’s presence forever, worshiping Him and working for Him in that eternalstate. But our focus here is on our present destiny—the one Hehas for us in this life. Put another way, we know where we aregoing in the life to come, but where are we going in the life wehave today?God has a plan for your life and a purpose for your existence.The reason you weren’t taken to heaven the moment after you became a Christian is because of that purpose on earth He desiresyou to fulfill. It’s not just to get a job, collect a paycheck, paybills, or to have fun on the weekend. There is a God-designedstamp on your life.But He rarely ever takes us to that destiny apart from detours.He seldom takes us from point A to point B without causing us tomake stops at P, X, and Q along the way. As such, we almostnever know which letter He’s going to pull out of the hat next!detours: the unpredictable path to your destinyby ton y e van sTony knows a thing or two about detours. One of the things he knows for certain is that God works through detours to bring about His blessingin order to deliver you to the place He has created just for you. How do you find the destiny God has designed for your life?
SERMON POINTS:1. GOD USES DETOURS AS PART OF HIS DESIGN FOROUR LIVES. Moses is on a detour in the wilderness for forty years(Numbers 32:13). Abraham is on a detour for twenty-five years while He waitsfor God to give him an heir (Genesis 12:1-4; 21:1-8). The Apostle Paul goes on a three-year detour in theArabian Desert and Damascus waiting for his ministry toresume (Galatians 1:15-18). Joseph spends thirteen years on a detour enduring slaveryand prison before entering Pharaoh’s service (Genesis37:1-2; 41:46).(Genesis 39:7-20) in order to develop his character andfashion him into a better leader. Even though God reveals Joseph’s destiny, He also takeshim on many detours in order to mature him for his comingreign over Egypt. KEY POINT: Although each of our journeys looks different,God takes us on detours to prepare us for the things Hehas in store for us in the future.3. AS WE EXPERIENCE DETOURS, SOMETIMES THINGSWILL GET WORSE BEFORE THEY GET BETTER. Joseph’s brothers begin to hate him all the more for tellingthem about his dream (Genesis 37:8). They resent him for trying to make himself lookbetter than everyone else. They do not understand his dream because theyalso had not been prepared for their part inJoseph’s destiny. Joseph does not blame his brothers for what they did tohim because he sees God’s design in the detours (Genesis50:19-21). KEY POINT: Just like these biblical figures, God takes us ondetours to develop us for His purpose. Joseph is stripped of his multi-colored tunic, an item of greatpersonal value (Genesis 37:23).2. GOD USES DETOURS TO PREPARE US FOR OUR FUTURE. Joseph’s brothers pick him up and throw him into an emptypit with no water (Genesis 37:24). Often, we are simply not ready to handle our destinybecause we lack maturity. God reveals to Joseph details of his destiny, but he is notmature enough to handle them.Joseph is falsely accused of raping his master’s wife(Genesis 39:17-20). God gives Joseph two dreams about his future telling himthat he would rule over his brothers, father and motherwhen he was only seventeen years old (Genesis 37:2,6-7, 9).Joseph spends over two years in prison before interpretingPharaoh’s dream (Genesis 41:1). KEY POINT: Even though most detours are difficult andseem as though life is getting worse, they are really part ofGod’s design to prepare us for our future. Joseph unwisely tells his brothers and his parents about hisdreams (Genesis 37:5-11). Joseph’s journey into slavery (Genesis 37:36) allowedfor him to become acquainted with the Egyptian culture,government, and language. God allows Joseph to be falsely accused and imprisonedSERMON ILLUSTRATIONS:WIZARD OF OZ: Dorothy Gale longed to go to a place “overthe rainbow,” where troubles would “melt like lemon drops.”She was certain that this trouble-free place was her destiny. Butalong her journey toward that destiny, Dorothy encountered adetours: the unpredictable path to your destinyby ton y e van sTony knows a thing or two about detours. One of the things he knows for certain is that God works through detours to bring about His blessingin order to deliver you to the place He has created just for you. How do you find the destiny God has designed for your life?
whole lot of trouble. Evil witches, scary forests and an overbearing wizard all gave Dorothy reason to doubt that Oz wasthe place she truly longed for. What she didn’t realize at thetime was that she needed to go through Oz to get to a better understanding of what her true destiny actually was. Thetroubles in Oz were her detours on the road to understandingher true destiny: a better appreciation of her own home and lifein Kansas. Detours give us the opportunity to mature and to beprepared for the bigger things yet to come.PIZZA NEEDS PREPARATION: Being prepared for your calling is like going to a pizzeria. I’m talking about a real pizzaplace where they make the pies on the spot. It all starts witha ball of dough. They roll the dough, pressing and mashingit. Then they start pounding on it. After banging it around fora while, they start throwing it up in the air and twirling it. Thatdough goes through a whole lot so that you and I can havethe pleasure of eating it. But when you go to a pizzeria, youdon’t ask for dough. You want the good dough has beenprepared. In the same way, one has to be prepared for theircalling. Sometimes, our preparation starts with some pressingand some mashing. Sometimes it means being thrown aroundor banged up for a little while. But this is only in preparationfor the good stuff.CONSTRUCTION: As we drive along the roads or highways,our goal or objective is to get somewhere specific. Ideally,we have a map or a GPS device guiding us along the way. Itwill tell us exactly which exit to take and how long the journeywill last. However, occasionally, we run into road construction.When this happens, a man in a reflective vest might get us toslow down and point us in a direction we never intended togo. A police officer might stand in the middle of the road anddirect traffic down a side road. When that happens, we will invariably never reach our destination the way we intended or inthe time we intended. We are now on a detour, and what weexperience in our attempt to get where we were going is uncertain. When it comes to God leading us toward our destiny, theirony is that the detour doesn’t steer us away from construction.We are the construction project, and God uses the detours tobuild us up for the destination to come.BUTTERFLY TRANSFORMATION: A caterpillar is ugly, slow,slimy and it takes all day to go two feet, but when it undergoesthe process of metamorphosis and the caterpillar becomes a butterfly, something beautiful is born. Metamorphosis is the processof something at work on the inside trying to show up on theoutside. There’s only one reason a butterfly can fly: its wings arestrengthened by the work it does to break through the cocoon.If a bystander were to slit open a cocoon prior to the butterflybreaking itself loose from the cocoon, it wouldn’t fly. Its wingsare developed through the struggle. No struggle, no flight. EveryChristian is a butterfly waiting to happen. A Christian may feellike a caterpillar or even think they look like a caterpillar, butthe idea is to work out their salvation in the midst of adversitybecause God is at work within them to do His good pleasure.The road to our destiny is often ugly, and might seem like it’s going nowhere. But God is transforming us into something beautiful,designed for a great work.SERMON LINES:This message will demonstrate the awesome power of thetongue as a tool to build up and to tear down.This sermon will demonstrate the awesome power of the tongueto give life and death.This sermon will encourage you to control the use of yourtongue for the purpose of administering life instead of death.QUOTES BY DR. TONY EVANS:“Detours are typically inconvenient distractions taking you off ofyour pre-planned route to arrive at the destination that you wereseeking to reach.”“It’s not all good on the road to destiny. There’s some bad stuffon the way to destiny. There’s some bad people on the wayto destiny. In fact, we’ve made some bad choices on our wayto destiny.”detours: the unpredictable path to your destinyby ton y e van sTony knows a thing or two about detours. One of the things he knows for certain is that God works through detours to bring about His blessingin order to deliver you to the place He has created just for you. How do you find the destiny God has designed for your life?
“God’s plan for Joseph was to get him to Egypt so that Hecould fulfill his destiny. But in order to get him to the last chapter, He had to back him up to the ‘seventeen-year-old’ chapter.He had to strip him of his tunic, separate him from his family,sell him into slavery, and put him in prison so that God couldfulfill his destiny.”“You’re on a detour because detours are divine—designed tocontribute to our own construction. Because God must addressour character, He must mature us if He is going trust us with thedestiny He has for us.”“God has a plan for your life, a purpose for your existence.The reason why you weren’t taken to heaven the moment afteryou were converted is because there is a purpose on earth Hedesires you to fulfill.”“God is doing two things at one time; He’s developing you toward maturity while He’s working on the destiny itself for whenyou get there. Now it’s nice if both of them happen at the sametime, but I think for most of us the destiny is sitting there waitingfor us to arrive.”detours: the unpredictable path to your destinyby ton y e van sTony knows a thing or two about detours. One of the things he knows for certain is that God works through detours to bring about His blessingin order to deliver you to the place He has created just for you. How do you find the destiny God has designed for your life?
MESSAGE TWO:THE PROOF OF DETOURSSUGGESTED PASSAGE: GENESIS 39:19-23 (NASB)When his master heard the story his wife told him, saying,“This is how your slave treated me,” he burned with anger. 20Joseph’s master took him and put him in prison, the place wherethe king’s prisoners were confined.19But while Joseph was there in the prison, 21 the Lord was withhim; he showed him kindness and granted him favor in the eyesof the prison warden. 22 So the warden put Joseph in charge ofall those held in the prison, and he was made responsible for allthat was done there. 23 The warden paid no attention to anythingunder Joseph’s care, because the Lord was with Joseph and gavehim success in whatever he did.MESSAGE GOAL:1 – The first goal here is to help Christians understand thatsome detours are God-sanctioned and some are self-made.2 – The second goal here is to empower Christians as theyjourney through their own detours by giving them four proofs fordetermining that their detour is, in fact, God-sanctioned.INTRODUCTION:How do we know if we are on a detour from God as opposedto one of our own making?I have a friend who once aspired to become a pastor. He wasa nice enough guy and a deacon at his church. He had a reallove for the Lord and enjoyed serving his congregation. Then oneday, he called me and told me that his wife had gotten sick andhad been admitted to the hospital. Within a few days, she diedfrom a brain aneurysm. Understandably, it devastated him, andhe began asking the question that so many others have asked:Why? As the weeks passed by, the bitterness of his loss got thebetter of him. He quit going to church and withdrew from hisfriends. A whole year had gone by when he got a phone callone day from an old friend who was in tears. This friend’s sonhad just died in a car accident, and he was emotionally devas-tated. Without hesitating, this former deacon drove four hours toa friend in need and spent weeks helping him work through hisdeep grief. That same year, my friend went from losing his ownwife to counseling six other people who experienced similar personal losses. He returned to the church, and today, he is a griefcounselor in a successful Christian counseling center.If you had run into this man early in his grief, shortly after he quitthe church, you might be inclined to think that he had departedfrom the path that God had him on because he couldn’t reconcile his own misery. But never underestimate the awesome powerof God to take a man at his worst and turn him around for theglory of the kingdom! Remember, Joseph started his own detourin part because of his own immaturity. His brothers stripped himand left him for dead in a pit because he just didn’t know whento leave well enough alone. But whatever started him down apath that seemed to have nothing to do with his dreams of greatness and destiny, God remained committed to preparing him forthe important work he had yet to fulfill. God takes that which wasintended for evil and uses it for good!Frequently, as we move toward the future that God has plannedfor us, we experience stops along the way called detours.When that occurs, we feel compelled to ask certain questions like, “Why is God punishing me?” or “What did I do todeserve this?” While such questions are natural, they are notnecessarily helpful. God allows us to go on detours and alwayswith a purpose. We need preparation, maturity or even correction. And while these moments might look like setbacks to us, toGod they are simply part of weaving together a larger tapestrycalled our destiny.So, how do we know if what we are experiencing is a Godsanctioned interruption, as opposed to a self-made distraction?There are four ways to help determine if the path that we are onis one that God designed for us.detours: the unpredictable path to your destinyby ton y e van sTony knows a thing or two about detours. One of the things he knows for certain is that God works through detours to bring about His blessingin order to deliver you to the place He has created just for you. How do you find the destiny God has designed for your life?
SERMON POINTS:1. THE FIRST WAY YOU KNOW THAT YOU’RE ON GOD’SDETOUR IS THAT YOU ARE BEING PERSECUTED FOR RIGHTEOUSNESS. 2. THE SECOND WAY YOU KNOW YOU’RE ON GOD’SDETOUR IS THAT IN THE MIDST OF THE PERSECUTION,GOD REVEALS HIS PRESENCE TO YOU. Joseph went to prison not because he did somethingwrong, but because he stood up for what was right(Genesis 39:6-20). He never slept with Potiphar’s wife or welcomedher advances. When the situation with Potiphar’s wife became toomuch to bear, he fled from the temptation altogether. Because of Potiphar’s wife’s accusations againstJoseph, he was sent to prison, even though he didwhat was right.If you NEVER experience negative repercussionsbecause of your Christian faith you probably aren’t aChristian or at least not a very good one. Daniel was sent to the lion’s den for continuingto pray to God and refusing to bow down andworship Darius (Daniel 6:16-28). In Matthew 10:22, Jesus promises that “You will behated by all because of My name.” Again, in Matthew 24:9, Jesus tells His disciples,“Then they will deliver you to tribulation, andwill kill you, and you will be hated by all nationsbecause of My name.” 2 Timothy 3:12 says, “Indeed, all who desire tolive godly in Christ Jesus will be persecuted.” Philippians 1:29 reads, “For to you it has beengranted for Christ’s sake, not only to believe inHim, but also to suffer for His sake.” As Joseph was carted off to prison, Genesis 39:21 says that“the Lord was with Joseph and extended kindness to him.” He found favor with the chief jailer, who gavehim the responsibility of being in charge of all theother prisoners. The same jailer never micromanaged Joseph’ssupervision, because the Lord remained with Josephand prospered his efforts as a supervisor.God promises to stay with us not just through detours, butthrough a host of trials and storms. Deuteronomy 31:6 promises, “Be strong andcourageous, do not be afraid or tremble at [theenemy nations], for the Lord your God is theone who goes with you. He will not fail you orforsake you.” Even though the disciples panicked and thoughtthey were going to die in the midst of a storm,Jesus remained with them and calmed it (Matthew8:23-27). In Isaiah 41:10 God reminds us that “Do not fear,for I am with you; do not anxiously look about you,for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I willhelp you, surely I will uphold you with My righteousright hand.”3. THE THIRD WAY YOU KNOW YOU’RE ON GOD’SDETOUR IS THAT DURING YOUR OWN SUFFERING,GOD GIVES YOU OTHER PEOPLE WHO ARE SUFFERINGSIMILARLY SO THAT YOU MIGHT MINISTER TO THEM INTHEIR NEED.detours: the unpredictable path to your destinyby ton y e van sTony knows a thing or two about detours. One of the things he knows for certain is that God works through detours to bring about His blessingin order to deliver you to the place He has created just for you. How do you find the destiny God has designed for your life?
Joseph encountered two new prisoners, the cupbearerand the baker, who also were put in prison because theyoffended Pharaoh (Genesis 40:1-3). In the prison, both men were assigned to Joseph,who took care of them (Genesis 40:4). While in prison, both men had a dream. Each manhad a different dream, but they did not know howto interpret them (Genesis 40:5-8). Joseph provided them each with interpretations oftheir dreams; the cupbearer would be returned toservice, but the baker would be decapitated andhanged (Genesis 40:9-19). Joseph asked the cupbearer to put a good wordfor him to Pharaoh, but he forgot (Genesis 40:1415, 23).God places others in your life who are going throughsimilar struggles so that He might prepare you for similarservice in His kingdom. 4. THE FOURTH WAY YOU KNOW THAT YOU AREON GOD’S DETOUR IS THAT AS YOU NEAR THECOMPLETION OF YOUR DETOUR, GOD POSTPONES ITSCOMPLETION.He uses other people and their problems to helpyou focus on them (selflessness) and not yourself(selfishness). See Philippians 2:3-5If you delay in helping those whom the Lord hasplaced in your keep, you will also be delayingyour own destiny. Often, it through selfless ministry, where youprovide a blessing to others, that the Lord is able tothen bless you. Finally, God seldom intends for you to travelalong your detour alone, but in the company ofother kindred spirits, each trying to reach theirown destiny. After asking the cupbearer to put in a good word for him inPharaoh’s court, Joseph anticipates being released from hisunjust imprisonment, but is forgotten. Everything that Joseph interpreted regarding thedreams of the cupbearer and the baker came true(Genesis 40:20-22). The cupbearer forgot to tell Pharaoh about Josephonce he returned to full service (Genesis 40:23). God had a specific reason for postponing Joseph’srelease from prison, namely the moment ofinterpreting Pharaoh’s dream (Genesis 41:14).Similarly, God intentionally delays the moment of destinyfor many of us, because He is correcting, preparing andmaturing us for greatness. After being released from Egyptian bondage, Goddelayed bringing the Israelites into the PromisedLand to correct them of their disobedience andunbelief (Numbers 14:23-35). Paul was delayed from journeying to Rome (Acts19:21). He spent three years in Ephesus as atentmaker (Acts 18:3; 20:34), as well as the rest ofhis third missionary journey during which, he wrotesix letters, including Romans. Nelson Mandela sought to change South Africaand move that country toward racial equality.But to reach that destiny, Mandela spent twentyseven years in prison, where his ideas for nationalreconciliation matured. We also must recognize that in order to live out thespecific destiny that the Lord has in store for us, wewill likely experience delays and setbacks, whichGod will use to fashion us into people who areready for that destiny.detours: the unpredictable path to your destinyby ton y e van sTony knows a thing or two about detours. One of the things he knows for certain is that God works through detours to bring about His blessingin order to deliver you to the place He has created just for you. How do you find the destiny God has designed for your life?
SERMON ILLUSTRATIONS:THE COST OF DOING WHAT’S RIGHT: I had a call last weekfrom a broken-hearted young lady whose boyfriend said, “I’mnot dating you anymore.” The reason why? She wouldn’t sleepwith him. And so she lost the one she thought was going tobe her husband, the love of her life because she took a standfor righteousness, and it cost her a relationship in the process.There have been people fired because they refuse to do evil onthe job, or steal, or “go with the program” because they madea decision for righteousness’ sake, and there was a price thathad to be paid because of the decision. The point is that standing up for what is right sometimes leads to great loss or pain inthe short term, but great gain in the long term.TRAILWAYS BUS LINES: I was working at Trailways Bus Lines,and the people I worked with were engaged in somethingillegal—a scam—and this went on while I worked there. Theypressed me to get involved with what they were doing. I refused. As a result, I often ended up cleaning the busses alone.Then the manager called me into the office a few weeks laterand said, “We know about the scam, we know you weren’tparticipating, and we want to make you the head of the shift.”The irony of it all was that I didn’t even want to be workingthere. I was working all night long from eleven at night to sevenin the morning all in the name of trying to work my way throughschool. Even though I wanted a different job, God repositionedme in that job. In short, He joined me at the location I was in,rather than move me to a different one. The point is that whenwe are standing up for righteousness’ sake and suffer for it,God will often join us in the midst of that suffering and see usthrough it.THE PURPOSE OF PAIN : If you go to the gym and liftweights, you are experiencing a burden with purpose. If youwork out with a partner or a trainer, their purpose in placing weight on you is to develop you. The purpose of liftingweights is to build muscle. Now, if someone took that sameweight and threw it at you, the purpose would be to harmyou. The same weight causes pain but not for the samereason. One pain is to develop you. Another pain is to harmyou. God allows trials or temptations in the life of the believerto develop them. Satan brings trials or temptations into the lifeof the believer to destroy them. Sometimes they are the sameevent. When you understand what God is doing, and whenyou understand what the devil is doing, then you understandthe prayer for protection. If you are learning how to drive andthe man next to you grabs the wheel, that’s to help you staystraight. When you get in the car with someone who wants tohurt you, and he jerks the wheel, that’s to cause damage ordanger. The point is that knowing the purpose of struggle orpain helps us determine if we need to deal with our own sinor simply to trust that God has us right where He wants us.QUOTES BY DR. TONY EVANS:“When you are being persecuted, suffering or strugglingbecause you’re obeying God, your struggle is right where Godwants you to be because you are being persecuted for righteousness’ sake.”“In fact, if you never get negative repercussions because youare standing as a Christian, you’re either not a Christian oryou’re not a good one. This is because the Bible says all thosewho make decisions based on their faith—that is those whodesire to please God—are going to run into being treated inan evil manner from time to time.”“The most critical test you will ever face is the test for sufferingwhen you didn’t do anything wrong—when you did exactlywhat God told you to do, and now you’re paying a price. Andit’s not fair because all you were trying do was what He said.”“While God didn’t keep Daniel from the lion’s den, He did joinhim in the lion’s den. God didn’t keep Shadrach, Meshach orAbed-nego from the fiery furnace; it says there was a fourthperson who joined them in the fiery furnace. So God, becauseHe’s taking you through a detour, may not cut off the detour, butHe might jump in the car with you.”“The key to your situation is not where you are, it’s Who’s withyou while you’re there. So if you’re suffering for wrongness’sake (I messed up in God’s eyes) and not suffering for righteousness’ sake (I did right in God’s eyes), you need to make thatwhich is wrong right again so that God can join you.”detours: the unpredictable path to your destinyby ton y e van sTony knows a thing or two about detours. One of the things he knows for certain is that God works through detours to bring about His blessingin order to deliver you to the place He has created just for you. How do you find the destiny God has designed for your life?
MESSAGE THREE:THE PROMOTION OF DETOURSSUGGESTED PASSAGE: GENESIS 41:1-16 (NASB)MESSAGE GOAL:Now it happened at the end of two full years that Pharaohhad a dream, and behold, he was standing by the Nile. 2 Andlo, from the Nile there came up seven cows, sleek and fat; andthey grazed in the marsh grass. 3 Then behold, seven othercows came up after them from the Nile, ugly and gaunt, andthey stood by the other cows on the bank of the Nile. 4 Theugly and gaunt cows ate up the seven sleek and fat cows. ThenPharaoh awoke. 5 He fell asleep and dreamed a second time;and behold, seven ears of grain came up on a single stalk,plump and good. 6 Then behold, seven ears, thin and scorchedby the east wind, sprouted up after them. 7 The thin ears swallowed up the seven plump and full ears. Then Pharaoh awoke,and behold, it was a dream. 8 Now in the morning his spiritwas troubled, so he sent and called for all the magicians ofEgypt, and all its wise men. And Pharaoh told them his dreams,but there was no one who could interpret them to Pharaoh.1 – The first goal of this message is to help Christians understand when God is preparing to move them off of their detourand back toward their destiny.1Then the chief cupbearer spoke to Pharaoh, saying, “I wouldmake mention today of my own offenses. 10 Pharaoh wasfurious with his servants, and he put me in confinement inthe house of the captain of the bodyguard, both me and thechief baker. 11 We had a dream on the same night, he and I;each of us dreamed according to the interpretation of his owndream. 12 Now a Hebrew youth was with us there, a servantof the captain of the bodyguard, and we related them to him,and he interpreted our dreams for us. To each one he interpreted according to his own dream. 13 And just as he interpreted for us, so it happened; he restored me in my office, buthe hanged him.”9Then Pharaoh sent and called for Joseph, and they hurriedlybrought him out of the dungeon; and when he had shavedhimself and changed his clo
T . O G . G DETOURS: THE UNPREDICTABLE PATH TO YOUR DESTINY BY TONY EVANS SUGGESTED PASSAGE: GENESIS 37:1-11 (NASB) 1 Now Jacob lived in the land where his father had sojourned, in the land of Canaan. 2 These are the records of the genera- tions of Jacob. Joseph, when seventeen years of age, was pasturing the flock with