“Run, Don’t Compromise””
September 30, 2012
Pastor Roger Ball
Oh it hurts. Where did that come from? From a host of destructive evil forces like slurs, half-truths, lies, slander and immorality, we face premeditated wicked attacks. The heartbreak and pain is real. Do you know how to avoid foolish reactions? Are you alert? Prepared? Strong? The next time you are falsely accused can you defend and protect yourself based on the wisdom of God? Evil will come at you, are you ready to battle it?

Genesis 39:7 – It came about after these events that his master’s wife looked with desire at Joseph, and she said, “Lie with me.”

Genesis 39:8 – But he refused and said to his master’s wife, “Behold, with me here, my master does not concern himself with anything in the house, and he has put all that he owns in my charge.

Genesis 39:9 – There is no one greater in this house than I, and he has withheld nothing from me except you, because you are his wife. How then could I do this great evil and sin against God?”

Genesis 39:10 – As she spoke to Joseph day after day, he did not listen to her to lie beside her or be with her.

Genesis 39:11 – Now it happened one day that he went into the house to do his work, and none of the men of the household was there inside.

Genesis 39:12 – She caught him by his garment, saying, “Lie with me!” And he left his garment in her hand and fled, and went outside.

Genesis 39:13 – When she saw that he had left his garment in her hand and had fled outside,

Genesis 39:14 – she called to the men of her household and said to them, “See, he has brought in a Hebrew to us to make sport of us; he came in to me to lie with me, and I screamed.

Genesis 39:15 – When he heard that I raised my voice and screamed, he left his garment beside me and fled and went outside.”
Genesis 39:16 – So she left his garment beside her until his master came home.

Genesis 39:17 – Then she spoke to him with these words, “The Hebrew slave, whom you brought to us, came in to me to make sport of me;

Genesis 39:18 – and as I raised my voice and screamed, he left his garment beside me and fled outside.”

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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