Summary: This sermon allows young people to know that they can make it and they don’t have to give up.
In our text today, we are dealing with Joseph and his family. We must go back to chapter 37 when Joseph dreams his dreams of greatness. In chapter 37 Joseph tells his brothers the dream. His brothers response to him in v.8 is, "Shall you indeed reign over us? Or shall you indeed have dominion over us?" Joseph goes on and dream another dream. This time he dreamed that the sun, the moon and the elevens stars made obeisance to him. Joseph this time told the dream to his father and brothers and his father rebuked him and said to him: "What is this dream that you have dreamed? Shall your mother and I and your brothers indeed come to bow down to the earth before you?"
I would like to introduce the message to you. The message titled; "I’m 2 Legit 2 Quit" allows the listeners who are here today to know; that God will never leave you nor forsake you. You should never give up on God because he has never failed you yet. Ecclesiastes 9:11 says, "The race is not given to the swift nor the strong, but to him who endures to the end."
I like that fact that in the midst of Joseph trials and temptations, he never gave up. I also like the fact that whatever Joseph attemted, he succeeded. If God is for you, I don’t care who tries to hinder the flow of God’s blessings. God will not allow nothing and no one to block the flow of the blessings of God. I don’t care what stumbling blocks man may try to put in your way, if the hand of God is upon you, man just need to back back because my God shall suppy all of my needs according to his riches in glory. I don’t have to kiss up to nobody and I don’t have to play Uncle Tom to receive the blessings of God. I can be myself and do the will of God and get what God has for me.
In our society, young people are fooled by many things. Young people are indulging in many things that have caused them to miss the flow of God’s blessings. To discuss some of these issues today, they are:
I.SEX. Sex is one thing that we are afraid to discuss in the church. We would rather the schools and the television to educate our young people. I am nighteen and I must tell you something, the television and the schools are advocating sex and teaching our young people about condoms and birth control. This is not educating, this is advocating. Sex as we look in the bible, defines and lets us know that it is not a bad thing. The bible describes sex as a good and great thing made for man and woman who are married. Young lady, if you don’t have no ring on your finger and that young man you are dating can’t take you out of your mama’s house and provide for you, keep your legs closed. I am tired of couseling young ladies who are abused and scared because they let these platted-hair, baggy, butt showing pants wearing boys mess there lives up. I am sick of these no good boys who are not about anything messing up these young ladies lives. It is time for my young ladies to fight back and keep themselves clean for there husbands. I told the Lord a long time ago, "Lord, I will wait on you!" I can say that at the age of nighteen, I have never had sex in my life with nobody. This is not to be braggadacious, it is to be thankful because not too many young people can say this. To my ladies, I can’t leave you out. The reason that we males have so many problems and we have to stay on the altar is because you can’t stop wearing clothes that entice our eyes. If your body is shaped like a Coca-Cola, you must know, these eyes that we males have travel faster than Delta Airlines. I get sick and tired of young ladies blaming the man for everything. We are the dogs and we are no good because everytime you want some money, we don’t give it to you, we are dogs and no good. McDonald’s is hiring everyday, if you want some money, GO AND GET YOU A J-O-B! Stop sitting around waiting on the first and third of the month to come. Get your behind up on tomorrow morning, which is Monday and go get your behind a job.