“God Is Not Finished With You”

October 14, 2012
Pastor Roger Ball

As an insecure teenager I heard the life changing words, “Please be patient, God is not finished with me yet.” Immediately, I would think, “But I make big mistakes. I sin, against others and God. God can’t use me.” Surely God can’t use me. The fact is our lives can be depressing. In the mirror, we see our flaws and failures. Today you will learn that yes, God wants to use imperfect people, in imperfect circumstances, if you will get ready.

What kind of person does God use?

Genesis 40:1 – Then it came about after these things, the cupbearer and the baker for the king of Egypt offended their lord, the king of Egypt.

Genesis 40:2 – Pharaoh was furious with his two officials, the chief cupbearer and the chief baker.

Genesis 40:3 – So he put them in confinement in the house of the captain of the bodyguard, in the jail, the same place where Joseph was imprisoned.

Genesis 40:4 – The captain of the bodyguard put Joseph in charge of them, and he took care of them; and they were in confinement for some time.

Genesis 40:5 – Then the cupbearer and the baker for the king of Egypt, who were confined in jail, both had a dream the same night, each man with his own dream and each dream with its own interpretation.

Genesis 40:6 – When Joseph came to them in the morning and observed them, behold, they were dejected.

Genesis 40:7 – He asked Pharaoh’s officials who were with him in confinement in his master’s house, “Why are your faces so sad today?”

Genesis 40:8 – Then they said to him, “We have had a dream and there is no one to interpret it.” Then Joseph said to them, “Do not interpretations belong to God? Tell it to me, please.”

God will use you …
#1 – When you encounter _____ ______.

Genesis 40:1- Then it came about after these things, the cupbearer and the baker for the king of Egypt offended their lord, the king of Egypt.

Genesis 40:2 – Pharaoh was furious with his two officials, the chief cupbearer and the chief baker.

God will use you …
#2 – When _____ occur.

Genesis 40:2 – Pharaoh was furious with his two officials, the chief cupbearer and the chief baker.

God will use you …
#3 – When you know God works in the __
____ and in the ______.

Genesis 40:2 – Pharaoh was furious with his two officials, the chief cupbearer and the chief baker.

God will use you …
#4 – When a new __
____________.

Genesis 40:3 - So he put them in confinement in the house of the captain of the bodyguard, in the jail, the same place where Joseph was imprisoned.

Genesis 40:4 – The captain of the bodyguard put Joseph in charge of them, and he took care of them; and they were in confinement for some time.

God will use you …
#5 – In ______ situations ______.

Genesis 40:5 – Then the cupbearer and the baker for the king of Egypt, who were confined in jail, both had a dream the same night, each man with his own dream and each dream with its own interpretation.

God will use you …
#6 – In the __
______, if ________.

Genesis 40:6 – When Joseph came to them in the morning and observed them, behold, they were dejected.

God will use you …
#7 – If you talk to the __
_____ and ______.

Genesis 40:7 – He asked Pharaoh’s officials who were with him in confinement in his master’s house, “Why are your faces so sad today?”

Genesis 40:8 – Then they said to him, “We have had a dream and there is no one to interpret it.” Then Joseph said to them, “Do not interpretations belong to God? Tell it to me, please.”

God will use you …
#8 – If you listen __
__ and ______ and keep the focus on _______not yourself.

If you can work with the kitchen help God can use you to work with the owners of the house.






Pastor Roger Ball

Roger is our Senior Pastor. He began attending FBC in August 1983 as an associate pastor and became Senior Pastor in November 1990. In addition to his pastoral duties at FBC, Roger also teaches in the various Masters’ and Doctoral classes at Phoenix Seminary and has served as Director of Mentoring at Phoenix Seminary. Local, national and international ministry for Roger has included school boards, compassion ministries, para-church work, conference speaking and Bible teaching. In the last couple of decades many men and women were launched into full-time ministry by FBC-Tempe through various training programs called Pastor-in-Training, Leader-in-Training and Missionary-in-Training. Any willing person can serve God. See our Mentoring Leaders web page. Roger and his wife, Dianna, have two daughters, Sharon and Sharmon. Roger is an Arizona native and enjoys carpentry, fishing and dreaming.

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