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Not sure if you should make a profile on LinkedIn or Handshake? Spoiler…the answer is both! In this episode of Work Like a Laker, Grace Joaquin and Megan Riksen discuss the many benefits of using these job-searching and network-building platforms. Learn about all the features in LinkedIn and Handshake that can help you develop your future career today! Read the full transcript here. Resources: LinkedIn Handshake Employer Showcase Headshot Hub #LinkedIn #Handshake #networking #jobsearch #careerplanning #professionalprofile #headshots #worklikealaker #gvcareers
Episode 285 | Throwback September continues with one of our Tough Choice Champions Mike Eshaq. Enjoy. Follow @toughchoicepod on Instagram. Follow Kazeem Rahman - @KazeemComedy Follow Mike Eshaq - @Mikefromdetroit If you have any questions you want us to consider, email ToughChoice@outlook.com
In part 2 of Inside the Oslo Accords, a special series marking the 30th anniversary of the signing of the 1993 Oslo Accords between Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization, we hear from two negotiators about what happened in the years after the famous handshake on the White House lawn.Hanan Ashrawi is a Palestinian political and civil society leader and in the 1990s was the official spokesperson of a joint Palestinian-Jordanian delegation to the Middle East peace process. Yossi Beilin was Israel's deputy foreign minister and one of the key participants during the secret negotiations in Oslo.This series is made in collaboration with James Rodgers, reader in international journalism and Amnon Aran, professor of international politics, both at City, University of London in the UK.This episode was produced by Mend Mariwany with production assistance from Katie Flood. Eloise Stevens does our sound design, and our theme music is by Neeta Sarl. Full credits for this episode are available here. A transcript will be available soon. Sign up here for a free daily newsletter from The Conversation.Further reading:Jan Egeland remembers the secret negotiations that led to the Oslo accords – podcastOslo accords: 30 years on, the dream of a two-state solution seems further away than ever30 years after Arafat-Rabin handshake, clear flaws in Oslo Accords doomed peace talks to failure Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Did you know: the CAPS Network national team has a new member? Meet Nate Clayberg, our new Director of Business & Industry! In this episode you'll get introduced to Nate and learn why he is an excellent resource not only for our network of educators, but also for the industry and community partners with whom we partner. Corey and Nate's conversation is filled with great frameworks for partnership discussion and development. Welcome to season 5!The Network is all about discovering the CAPS Model. The CAPS Network is a 501(c)3 supporting 100 programs, in 23 states and 4 countries. CAPS reimagines education to be a learner centered, profession based experience that catapults young people into passion and purpose. CAPS is going where students lead.Find us!Twitter: @capsnetLinkedIn: CAPS NetworkFacebook: CAPS NetworkInstagram: @capsnetwork
Rob Campbell is a U.S. Army Colonel turned leadership and veteran author, coach, and keynote speaker. A staunch veteran and military spouse advocate, Rob founded Salutes and Handshakes, an Eastern Tennessee regional effort to attract and retain talent – military and non-military. Rob is a decorated veteran of our wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and served in relief efforts during Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, Louisiana in 2005. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/vets2pm/support
James Harden got fined by the NBA, and this story just won't go away, even for a minute. Josh Harris committed a felony handshake on Monday Night Football, we discuss a four-team Harden trade, the results of the State Of The Sixers survey, and the return of Relationship Advice. To buy tickets for the Make The World Better tailgate with a live Carl Landry Record Club: https://mtwb.ticketleap.com/make-the-world-better-benefit-concert-tailgate/ The Rights To Ricky Sanchez is presented by Draft Kings Sportsbook Briggs Auction is the official auction of The Process at briggsauction.com/ricky Kornblau and Kornblau is the official lawfirm of the process. LL Pavorsky Jewelers is where Rights To Ricky Sanchez listeners go and get engaged. Stateside Vodka is the official sponsor of the Corner Three Newsletter with Zo --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/spike-eskin/message
The Athletic's Ben Standig is back to talk about all parts of the Commanders' wild preseason win over the Ravens with Michael Phillips. Sam Howell shined. Terry McLaurin's toe injury update. Josh Harris having fun in the MNF booth. Setting the lines on the stadium locations. Local media talk -- with breaking news, Camaron Cheeseman's long-snapping concerns and Michael shares his work scenario.
Every Thursday, we bring you a weekly bonus episode highlighting new and favorite teacher-approved tips you can apply in your classroom as soon as today. This week's tips are:[00:52]: Tip #1 - Create a secret handshake for your class.[3:19]: Tip #2 - Guest Tip from Megan of The Literacy Dive - Incorporate opportunities for daily writing time during the school day.To hear more about these tips, head to the show notes: https://www.secondstorywindow.net/podcast/daily-writing-timeResources:Grab Megan's FREE 6 Creative Writing Activities Listen to The Literacy Dive PodcastVisit Megan's WebsiteShop Megan's Literacy Dive's TPT StoreJoin The Daily Writing Disguise MembershipFollow Megan on Instagram @theliteracydiveShop our teacher-approved resources
How do you stand out when applying for student employment jobs on Handshake? In this episode, learn a quick tip on how you can auto-fill your profile in just a few seconds! Step-By-Step Process to Build Handshake Profile From Your Resume Need help building a resume? Check out our open canvas course section on resume best practices.
This week, I am joined by Shawn Flynn, an award-winning podcaster and business connoisseur who is an expert in the world of mid-market investment banking. We're rewinding the tape to our initial meeting and reminiscing about the extraordinary individuals who've transformed their dreams into reality right here in the dynamic Silicon Valley. Our exploration leads us to an in-depth discussion about the importance of in-person networking in fundraising. Shawn and I spar over the dynamism of face-to-face meetings versus virtual conversations and reveal how physical meetups can be more beneficial while fundraising for startups. We also investigate some recent happenings in Silicon Valley and delve into Shawn's podcast, which focuses on early-stage fundraising and scaling startups. Together, we venture into the intriguing domain of Mergers Acquisition Growth Capital, highlighting the widespread impact of Shawn's podcast on budding entrepreneurs worldwide. We evaluate the risks and rewards associated with US venture capitalists investing in foreign startups and delve into the cultural disparities in investment strategies between Silicon Valley and the rest of the world. Listen in as we uncover the power of networking, the advantages and disadvantages of external capital, and the necessity of being top-of-mind in your network. Join us on this knowledge-packed voyage into international entrepreneurship. You wouldn't want to miss it! In this episode, you'll hear about: International entrepreneurship and overcoming limits In-person meetings in business relationships Startup ecosystem and immigration strategies Raising capital and expanding in us Relationships and opportunities in silicon valley The power of building a network Follow and Review: We'd love for you to follow us if you haven't yet. Click that purple '+' in the top right corner of your Apple Podcasts app. We'd love it even more if you could drop a review or 5-star rating over on Apple Podcasts. Simply select “Ratings and Reviews” and “Write a Review” then a quick line with your favorite part of the episode. It only takes a second and it helps spread the word about the podcast. Supporting Resources: The Silicon Valley Podcast https://thesiliconvalleypodcast.com/ Alcorn Immigration Law: Subscribe to the monthly Alcorn newsletter Immigration Law for Tech Startups podcast: Episode 123: Entrepreneurship and Crypto with Kevin Chou Episode 151: Exploring Global Growth Strategies for EU Founders with Daniel Zawarczynski Episode 152: Startup Funding Decoded: Securing the Investment with Michael Avent Immigration Options for Talent, Investors, and Founders Immigration Law for Tech Startups eBook Extraordinary Ability Bootcamp course for best practices for securing the O-1A visa, EB-1A green card, or the EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) green card—the top options for startup founders. Use promotion code ILTS for 20% off the enrollment fee.
Andrea Petkovic returns to Inside-In as only she can, for a wide-ranging chat about the start of her broadcasting career and the current state of the game. Petkovic discusses Elina Svitolina's incredible comeback, the fight for the top spot on the WTA, and why dealing with pressure is a constant battle for everyone in the sport. The German also discusses working as a mentor with her native tennis federation, why she loves broadcasting, and gives some insight on an iconic handshake story from her past! And then journalist Lukas Weese joins the show from the National Bank Open in Toronto. A staff editor for The Athletic, Weese discusses the men's event in Canada, where hometown hero Milos Raonic is into the third round and veteran Gael Monfils continues to amaze. Weese also examines Carlos Alcaraz as the top dog, Holger Rune's early exit, and which players can make a run at the title. Hosted by Mitch Michals. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In this episode, we explore the evolving landscape of post-pandemic job interviews. From direct-to-camera to chatbot interviews, host and career coach Renata Bernarde guides job seekers through the new practices. Gain an edge in your job hunt and master the art of interviews in a digitally transformed world. Read the full blog on the website. Timestamps to guide your listening: 07:48 - One-on-one interviews 15:10 - Psychometric assessment 18:30 - Group interviews 19:41 - Panel interview 21:33 - Casual interview 23:29 - Direct to camera 25:48 - Chat bot and Bot cal Links mentioned in this episode: Leave us a review on iTunes Learn more about LinkedIn Audit Link to LinkedIn's Interviewing tool Sign up for my newsletter Check my career services Click here to open the transcript of this episode on our new blog. About the host, Renata Bernarde Hello, I'm Renata Bernarde, the Host of The Job Hunting Podcast. I'm also an executive coach, job-hunting expert, and career strategist. I teach corporate, non-profit, and public professionals the steps and frameworks to help them find great jobs, change, and advance their careers with confidence and less stress. Be my friend: Subscribe to my newsletter and access free tools to help you advance in your career. Learn more about my services, courses, and group coaching: www.renatabernarde.com.
This episode we discuss another 80's classic and ode to Chicago, Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986). We talk about how we faked being sick to get out of school, the genius of John Hughes and his Hughniverse, and discuss the nostalgia of the 80's. We also share some interesting Pub Facts that we hadn't known before this episode.Below is the recipe for the drink of choice as well as our social media handle and website. Leave a rate and review, and we hope you drink and laugh along with us, as well as reach out to us on Instagram!Recipe/Drink: Chicago Handshake Take a shot of Jeppson's Malört, along with an Old Style beerEnjoy! (I guess)Instagram:@thefilmpubWebsite:https://thefilmpub.buzzsprout.com/
Mika Honkasalo is a DeFi researcher and the creator of Access Protocol. In this episode, Honkasalo provides analysis on whether or not the $BALD memecoin saga could have ties to Alameda Research, and how a handshake deal prevented a near on-chain catastrophe in the DeFi lending market. Outline: 01:16 - $BALD debacle on Base 04:51 - $BALD deployer's ties to Alameda 08:14 - What's next for Coinbase's Base 09:16 - Crypto rugpulls 10:39 - Leetswap exploit 11:37 - Curve DeFi leverage 14:38 - Viper exploit 15:44 - OTC Curve buyers 17:37 - What's next for Curve? 19:06 - What's next for DeFi? 21:35 - Closing thoughts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Good morning everyone! Welcome to the Motivated Entrepreneurs podcast. I'm your host, Dean Booty. Always stand when you are shaking someone's hand. I hope you like and enjoy this episode. Please give it a listen. Listen on Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2VkXGHq Listen on Apple Podcast: https://apple.co/39TYebQ Motivated Entrepreneurs Website: https://motivatedentrepreneurs.co.uk/ Please Like, Share, and Subscribe to Motivated Entrepreneurs Youtube Channel: https://bit.ly/3eA64u5 Cheers, Dean
Die Themen von Caro und Matthis am 28.07.2023: (00:00:00) Wie ein Däne – ohne zu fliegen – die ganze Welt bereist. (00:02:05) Was es Neues zum brennenden Autofrachter in der Nordsee gibt. (00:03:08) Warum es im Niger einen Militär-Putsch gab. (00:08:56) Warum eine ukrainische Fecht-Weltmeisterin disqualifiziert wurde. (00:14:21) Wie Spitzenpolitiker:innen Urlaub machen. Hier findet ihr den Link zum "Zwei Seiten" Podcast: https://open.spotify.com/show/1wZEFFvEnvPiQ5xDbLazUs?si=285d2b1e0db64924 Habt ihr Fragen, Anmerkungen oder Themenvorschläge? Dann schickt uns eine Sprachnachricht an firstname.lastname@example.org oder an 0151 15071635. Von 0630.
Host Chris Jennings is joined by Rusty Creasey, manager of the Coca Cola Club in northeast Arkansas. Creasey has been managing the Coca Cola Club for 20 years and brings a wealth of habitat management knowledge to the discussion. From beaver dams to snakes, planting rice crops in the woods is a challenging undertaking and Creasey explains his process and how it has changed over time. The two discuss moist-soil management, along with how they are able to manage hunting pressure throughout the season.www.ducks.org/DUpodcast
Friends do it, strangers do it and so do chimpanzees - and it's not just deeply embedded in our history and culture, it may even be written in our DNA. The humble handshake, it turns out, has a rich and surprising history. In this week's episode palaeoanthropologist Ella Al-Shamahi speaks to science broadcaster Helen Czerski about a funny and fascinating voyage of discovery - from the handshake's origins (at least seven million years ago) all the way to its sudden disappearance in March 2020. We'd love to hear your feedback and what you think we should talk about next, who we should have on and what our future debates should be. Send us an email or voice note with your thoughts to email@example.com or Tweet us @intelligence2. And if you'd like to support our mission to foster honest debate and compelling conversations, as well as ad-free podcasts, exclusive bonus content, early access and much more, become a supporter of Intelligence Squared today. Just visit intelligencesquared.com/membership to find out more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
(00:00) Intro (0:19) 'Dry July' (3:43) Windy City Smokeout recap (9:06) Handshakes vs hugs (13:49) Friendly neighbors (16:37) Eating fruits (29:54) Old email accounts (33:59) Outro Chief and Danny join the show for a free swim. We get into our weekend at Windy City Smokeout, a debate over handshakes and hugs, the proper way to eat certain fruits, and more.You can find every episode of this show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or YouTube. Prime Members can listen ad-free on Amazon Music. For more, visit barstool.link/thedogwalk
In this episode Shane and Ben discuss the PCS Sula Open, Uli's milestone, Paige Pierce unfortunate accident, and handshake contracts. The main segment featuring the DGPT decision to cancel/move the FPO field from five future events and the possibility of a disc golf players union. We also have "Throw, Hang or Flip", "Why Do You Suck?" and "Ben's Question of the Week". Check us out on Instagram: Night_Owls_Pod and Door_Disc_Golf Visit Door Disc Golf for all you disc golf needs: https://doordisc.com Check out Door Disc's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@doordiscgolf
Minter Dialogue with Dr Michael Banissy Michael Banissy BSc, MSc, PhD is a Professor and Head of Psychological Science at the University of Bristol. An expert in social interactions and relationships, Michael has worked as a social neuroscientist for over ten years. He studies affection, communication, empathy, sleep, and touch. He's author of a timely book, "When We Touch, Handshakes, Hugs, High Fives and the new science of why touch matters" (Hachette). In this conversation, we discuss his route to becoming an expert of touch, his associated interest in empathy, the role of touch in our upbringing, insights into the effects of the policies of the Covid pandemic, and how we all have different touch profiles and personalities. If you've got comments or questions you'd like to see answered, send your email or audio file to firstname.lastname@example.org; or you can find the show notes and comment on minterdial.com. If you liked the podcast, please take a moment to go over to iTunes or your favourite podcast channel, to rate/review the show. Otherwise, you can find me @mdial on Twitter.
The Oh No! news. Oh No! News is Good News. TAGS: User space, Cybercrime, fraud, scams User space. Cybercrime, also known as scams or fraud, is constantly evolving due to the many data breaches occurring around the world. Attackers gather more of our personal data from these data breaches, then use that data to develop or modify their attacks. Users must remain on guard against social engineered attacks aimed at defrauding users of personal information and/or property (usually money/currency). I’m suggesting users update themselves as they would update their computers. Knowing the types of attacks and how the attack is deployed will benefit you in the fight against Cybercrime. Reporting Cybercrime is beneficial for all users. When a user reports Cybercrime, that information can help investigators combat this growing threat; and broadcast warnings to the greater population. I’ve provided a few links below to assist you in learning and reporting Cybercrime. Common delivery methods for social engineered attacks are: Email (attackers imitate legitimate organizations in design only). Mobile (voice, text messages, and app stores). Social Media (direct messages and marketplaces). Websites (including fraudulent ads and popups). Common data and/or property (e.g. currency) extraction methods are: Peer-to-peer payment service apps (Venmo, Zelle, Cash App...etc). WARNING, your money goes where ever you send it (including scammers). Wire transfers: transfer currency from one entity to another (account-to-account). WARNING, your money goes where ever you send it (including scammers). Cryptocurrency: 100% Scam. Light your money on fire for more value (reversing/recovering payment is virtually impossible). Store gift cards: Unverifiable way to use currency (online or in store). WARNING, scammers prefer gift cards as payment (reversing/recovering payment is virtually impossible). Source: Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) The Internet Crime Complaint Center, or IC3, is the Nation’s central hub for reporting cyber crime. It is run by the FBI, the lead federal agency for investigating cyber crime. Supporting Source: Federal Trade Commission: All Scams Source: Action Fraud, the national reporting centre for fraud and cybercrime. Action Fraud is the UK’s national reporting centre for fraud and cybercrime where you should report fraud if you have been scammed, defrauded or experienced cyber crime in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Source: European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation If you have fallen victim to cybercrime, click on one of the links below to be redirected to the reporting website of your country. Reporting mechanisms vary from one country to another. In Member States which do not have a dedicated online option in place, you are advised to go to your local police station to lodge a complaint. Source: National Cybercrime and Fraud Reporting System. Reporting a scam or computer crime helps the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), the National Cybercrime Coordination Unit (NC3) and the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC)Reporting a scam or computer crime helps the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), the National Cybercrime Coordination Unit (NC3) and the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC) learn more about the nature of these incidents. The information you include in your report helps us follow cybercrime and fraud trends. We use this information to help protect more people from harm. It is the role of local police services to investigate. Source: Scams subreddit. Supporting Source: Common Scams and Crimes. The following are some of the most common scams and crimes that the FBI encounters, as well as tips to help prevent you from being victimized. Supporting Source: DuckDuckGo Search: Where do I report online scams? Source: Paypal: What's the difference between friends and family or goods and services payments? Additional Information. What is a "Data Breach"? A data breach is a security violation, in which sensitive, protected or confidential data is copied, transmitted, viewed, stolen, altered or used by an individual unauthorized to do so. What is "Malware"? Malware (a portmanteau for malicious software) is any software intentionally designed to cause disruption to a computer, server, client, or computer network, leak private information, gain unauthorized access to information or systems, deprive access to information, or which unknowingly interferes with the user's computer security and privacy. What is a "Payload"? In the context of a computer virus or worm, the payload is the portion of the malware which performs malicious action; deleting data, sending spam or encrypting data. In addition to the payload, such malware also typically has overhead code aimed at simply spreading itself, or avoiding detection. What is "Phishing"? Phishing is a form of social engineering where attackers deceive people into revealing sensitive information or installing malware such as ransomware. Phishing attacks have become increasingly sophisticated and often transparently mirror the site being targeted, allowing the attacker to observe everything while the victim is navigating the site, and transverse any additional security boundaries with the victim. Social engineering (security) In the context of information security, social engineering is the psychological manipulation of people into performing actions or divulging confidential information. A type of confidence trick for the purpose of information gathering, fraud, or system access, it differs from a traditional "con" in that it is often one of many steps in a more complex fraud scheme. What is "Information Security" (InfoSec)? Information security, sometimes shortened to InfoSec, is the practice of protecting information by mitigating information risks. It is part of information risk management. Information Security Attributes: Confidentiality, Integrity and Availability (C.I.A.). Information Systems are composed in three main portions, hardware, software and communications with the purpose to help identify and apply information security industry standards, as mechanisms of protection and prevention, at three levels or layers: physical, personal and organizational. Essentially, procedures or policies are implemented to tell administrators, users and operators how to use products to ensure information security within the organizations. What is "Risk management"? Risk management is the identification, evaluation, and prioritization of risks followed by coordinated and economical application of resources to minimize, monitor, and control the probability or impact of unfortunate events or to maximize the realization of opportunities. What is a "Vulnerability" (computing)? Vulnerabilities are flaws in a computer system that weaken the overall security of the device/system. Vulnerabilities can be weaknesses in either the hardware itself, or the software that runs on the hardware. What is an "Attack Surface"? The attack surface of a software environment is the sum of the different points (for "attack vectors") where an unauthorized user (the "attacker") can try to enter data to or extract data from an environment. Keeping the attack surface as small as possible is a basic security measure. What is an "Attack Vector"? In computer security, an attack vector is a specific path, method, or scenario that can be exploited to break into an IT system, thus compromising its security. The term was derived from the corresponding notion of vector in biology. An attack vector may be exploited manually, automatically, or through a combination of manual and automatic activity. What is "Standardization"? Standardization is the process of implementing and developing technical standards based on the consensus of different parties that include firms, users, interest groups, standards organizations and governments. Standardization can help maximize compatibility, interoperability, safety, repeatability, or quality. It can also facilitate a normalization of formerly custom processes. List of computer standards. List of technical standard organizations. What is a "Replay attack"? A replay attack is a form of network attack in which valid data transmission is maliciously or fraudulently repeated or delayed. Another way of describing such an attack is: "an attack on a security protocol using a replay of messages from a different context into the intended (or original and expected) context, thereby fooling the honest participant(s) into thinking they have successfully completed the protocol run." What is a "Man-in-the-middle attack"? In cryptography and computer security, a man-in-the-middle, ..., attack is a cyberattack where the attacker secretly relays and possibly alters the communications between two parties who believe that they are directly communicating with each other, as the attacker has inserted themselves between the two parties. What is "Transport Layer Security" (TLS)? Transport Layer Security (TLS) is a cryptographic protocol designed to provide communications security over a computer network. The protocol is widely used in applications such as email, instant messaging, and voice over IP, but its use in securing HTTPS remains the most publicly visible. What is a "Handshake" (computing)?. In computing, a handshake is a signal between two devices or programs, used to, e.g., authenticate, coordinate. An example is the handshaking between a hypervisor and an application in a guest virtual machine. What is Security theater? The practice of taking security measures that are considered to provide the feeling of improved security while doing little or nothing to achieve it. License: Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
This media has been made available by Mosaic Boston Church. If you'd like to check out more resources, learn about Mosaic Boston or donate to this ministry, please visit mosaicboston.com.Heavenly Father, we praise you that you do not leave us in despair, carrying the guilt and shame of our sin by ourselves. Lord, you are a father standing at the entrance of this household with his arms open wide, hoping for us to turn back to you from our folly. And Lord, we are children prone to wander. We're children prone to blatantly rebel against you, but further we are children who would prefer to do anything they can but admit our need to come back to you. Holy Spirit, we pray, show us today where we need to humbly submit our lives to you. Show us Lord, where we need mercy. Reveal to us our tendency to conjure up our own righteousness at the cost of receiving that which you offer in Jesus Christ. Bless the preaching of your word. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.We've been taking a look at the brothers of Joseph very closely the past few weeks. The sermon series began when we learned in chapter 37 that 10 of the brothers minus little brother Benjamin, sold innocent and unsuspecting Joseph into slavery. What we've covered in thorough detail over the past few weeks is that while nobody else in the world knew about this sin of selling Joseph, God knew and he was dealing with these brothers and he's dealing very directly with them to try to expose their sin and invite them back into loving relationship with him, to bring healing to their hearts and lives. How has God been dealing with them? We talked about in the previous chapters. He's used famine, unjust imprisonment, undesired circumstances, and a whole lot of tender love and kindness and affection. He's used tensions with an Egyptian ruler who the brothers don't know to actually be Joseph, the one who they sold into slavery. He's used these tensions while Joseph has hit his identity to try to get the brothers to direct their attention to him.We talked about how the exposure of the brothers to these tensions, those in the natural world and those in engagements with the Egyptian ruler as actually acts of mercy by God some severe, some tender, that the Lord is using to try to awaken their consciences to get them to see their need for him. We've mentioned that the text has given us glimpses that the hearts of the brothers were softening and they're beginning to see that God has not left them abandoned to the guilt and shame of their sin. We see their heart soften, but they have not blatantly confessed and acknowledged their sin to their father, to God at all. And so every time their conscience starts talking, they find a distraction, they push it away. They suppress the truth that they need to deal with this, that they're guilt ridden because of it.But today's chapter, it actually begins in a narrative where the brothers still with their sin unaddressed, sin against Joseph unaddressed. They actually are in a position where they're at a high. Of all the moments in the last 22 years, they have an opportunity to congratulate themselves, pat themselves on the back for passing the character tests of the Egyptian ruler. But what we see is that while they're at a high, God strikes them with an unforeseen blow, demolishing all self-confidence and ability to avoid their guilt. Out of this death blow to their self-confidence, God saved these men and they're finally spiritually reborn. And so to elaborate on what transpires in Genesis 44, I want to break down my sermon into two sections. The pattern of salvation and the pattern of transformation. The pattern of salvation and I give this section this title because in these verses we see the pattern that God uses to actually save people, to bring them into true, saving, eternal, peaceful relationship with him.This is the pattern that we see all throughout scripture. And to understand how God, what this pattern is, we need to first understand and remind ourselves of the mindset of the brothers entering this morning that Genesis 44 starts on. So remember last week we talked about how the brothers were really apprehensive about going back to Egypt for the ruler who received them and gave them the grain the first time, really put them to the test upon their visit. First the ruler questioned their word. When they told him they were simply there to buy grain, he didn't believe them, then he didn't believe their story after further questioning that they were all brothers of the same father and that they had one brother who was lost and the youngest brother was still at home with their father. Second, the ruler questioned their integrity altogether. He calls their whole appearance affront.He accuses them of being spies of a foreign land there to scope it out for a ruler, for an attack. He goes on to press the brothers to vindicate their story. He demands proof. And Genesis 42:19, the ruler says to the brothers, "If you're honest, men, let one of your brothers remain confined where you are in custody and let the rest go and carry grain for the famine of your households and bring your youngest brother to me." So the men are forced to leave one brother, Simeon, travel back to their father with the grain and what do they do? They put off the return trip as long as possible. They go through to the grain to the point that they're desperate and they have no other choice but to beg their father to let them take his cherish son Benjamin back to Egypt with him.And third, the brothers would've been apprehensive about returning to Egypt, not just for the treatment they received by the ruler, but because upon returning from Egypt, they realized that they didn't leave any of their money for the grain back in Egypt. It was in their money sacks. And so they realize that if they go back to Egypt, they have to get right before the ruler regarding this money situation. And finally, the brothers would've been apprehensive about returning to Egypt because it was Egypt going there. The ruler actually before they returned, forced them to stay in prison for three days. And that sparked for a moment a thought that maybe God is doing this to them for the sin committed against Joseph. They leave it as a question, but that's short-lived and they don't want... when they get home they forget that thought, they don't want to go back to Egypt and trigger that memory again.So that's the context that we start with last chapter. And so what happened on the first day that these fear ridden, guilt ridden, anxious, and insecure men return to Egypt. They bring Benjamin, the youngest brother, they bring double the money and what do they find? All their fears and worries were unnecessary. Last chapter we saw, in chapter 43, that their word was accepted. The ruler accepted them as honest men. He doesn't question their story for why they returned. He doesn't question their update about their father, the identity of Benjamin. This would've been a sense given them a feeling of vindication. They start to feel good about themselves. Imagine engaging with a foreign diplomat worth billions and having him receive you in such a manner and especially in a culture, an honor culture where commitment to your word is a high cultural value like these men.Handshakes, deals are made by handshakes in this culture and word. We saw that their offered money was accepted. After returning with the money they bring double the money along with some many local delicacies from their homeland and the ruler receives them. He lets them buy grain again. And you can imagine they're extra careful on this trip to make sure that the money was transferred to the Egyptian ruler from their money sacks to his money sacks. And you can almost hear them boisterously and smugly counting the money out loud, 1001, 1002, 1003 just to make sure and show the ruler his servants that they were there, they were good for their money. So there's this buildup of they're starting to feel good about their self. And so chapter 44 begins when they're departing Egypt and they're taking great confidence overall in their integrity.That which was questioned is shown to be good in this trip but the steward of Joseph follows them once they hit the road. He shows up shortly after their departure and he accuses them of having his stolen master's silver drinking cup. And these brothers feeling good about themselves, showing that their character checked out on the last day are just astonished at this accusation. He says in verse four, the steward says, "Why have you repaid evil for good by stealing my master's cup? They say, why does my Lord speech such words as these far be it from your servants to do such a thing? Behold the money that we found in the mouths of our sacks, we brought back to you from the land of Canaan. How then could we steal silver or gold from your Lord's house?" So self-confident that everything just checked out the day before with the ruler so they go even further to say this is completely unnecessary. It's a bold and rash statement in verse nine. "Whichever of your servants is found with it shall die, and we also will be my lord's servants."After what happened on the first trip where they unknowingly returned with the money, isn't it astonishing that they offered death and enslavement if any one of them is found with the silver cup? After they sold their brother into slavery for a pass, isn't it ridiculous that they present their character in this moment after one day of showing themselves to be good? It's kind of ridiculous to the point of... it's like my son's engagement with my daughter. My daughter's birthday was last week. She got a new toy, whenever we'd walk away. She's playing with it. He would go over and just take it from her and steal it, take the prize possession and he probably took it from about five times but the one time he consciously opted to not do what he intended to do, he came over to me and told me how proud of him I should be, "Daddy, I didn't take her toy."And so there's this self-confidence that can well up in a child very quickly. And of course I say, "Praise God, good, but let's see it over and over again," to my son. But that's how these guys are. The brother's lofty view of themselves is more apparent in that they don't think anything about how the steward checks the money in verse 12, remember the night before they're seated from oldest to youngest, perfectly, properly arranged by a foreign ruler who doesn't know them. That mathematically the chances of that happening are almost impossible. And here it happens again, the steward shows up, tells him of the cup and checks their bags one by one from oldest to youngest. And these guys in their self-confidence, they're blind to God's involvement in the situation. Last night, he lined you up seemingly randomly from oldest to youngest. Again, he does it and they're not thinking, they're not seeing God's hand. God's direct intervention in this moment.So the brothers stand there boldly and confidently with chest up as a steward looks for the cup in the money bags of Reuben, of Simeon, of Levi, of Judah, of Dan, of Naphtali, of Gad, of Asher, of Issachar, of Zebulun without the cup appearing. And then the ruler gets to Benjamin, if they had any slight worry that any one of their brothers took the cup, they wouldn't have suspected Benjamin, little Benjamin as a suspect. But the steward gets to Benjamin, searches the money sack and slowly lifts the cup, the ruler's special silver cup. And so despite the brothers' insistence, despite their projected ridiculous sense of self-confidence considering the history, the ruler's cup is found among them. How did this happen? How did the cup get there? You can imagine these questions quickly rising in the heads of the brothers. But these questions only last for a moment for finally, finally, finally, the brothers see what is going on. In an instant, they all start to see that the situation of the discovered cup, of the ruler and whatever treatment is to come is of a little importance. Finally, they see.So what is happening? Forget the cup. God is showing them that he's dealing with a much more grievous sin. The brothers immediately tear their clothes and guilt and sorrow, return as a group to Egypt with Benjamin. And what does Judah say before the Egyptian ruler? Verse 16 and Judah said, "What shall we say, my Lord? What shall we speak? What shall we say? What shall we speak?" He's saying there is nothing to say, nothing to speak. Our word. Our integrity has been shown to be worthless. We have nothing to stand on before you right now. Then he says something really interesting, "What shall we say? What shall we speak or how can we clear ourselves? God has found out the guilt of your servants; behold, we are my lord's servants, both we and he also in whose hand the cup has been found." Judah professes that God has found out the guilt of his servants, but it's in a confusing way. How can we clear ourselves? God has found out the guilt of your servants. The NIV Bible translation says, how can we prove our innocence? God has uncovered your servant's guilt.So how can innocence and guilt be proclaimed right next to each other? The answer is that both statements are true. Judah and his brothers are innocent regarding the ruler's cup, but before God, they were guilty of the grievous sin that they tried to push down for the last 22 years, the horrible sin of selling their brother Joseph into slavery. Finally, they see that. They see very clearly that the Lord was bringing the sin of the past to light through the situation with the cup. Beyond that, what is happening right now? The brothers are being saved. Judah and his brothers are all being spiritually reborn. They are actually experiencing godly grief for their sin and they're inflated sense of self-righteousness and they see their need to be given mercy. The Lord, through this story, he's showing us the pattern of salvation, how he saves his true children. God shows us that only he can bring life to the dead consciences of sinners and he does so by chipping away at their own sense of self-worth.He reveals the folly of attempting to build up a righteousness on our own in order to try to come to terms with the guilt and shame that marks our soul for our sin. Even Judah and his brothers, the crudest of men, the most rebellious of sinners, had a tendency to want to convince themselves that they're not as bad as they think. God is showing the folly of doing so. What did these guys want? They wanted to have their day. They knew they were bad dudes, but their hope was in having days like this where everything checked out. Their word, their honor, their integrity, their money. And how many of you are just waiting for that day? That day when your spouse admits to you yeah, you're right all the time. You were right on this one. That day that your children say, "Yes dad, thank you for this wisdom. I'm going to do what you ask right away." That day your boss says, "Thank you. You are so good. We couldn't do this without you."Anything that we place our hope in like this, it doesn't really matter before God. But functionally, a lot of us practice such idolatry of placing our hope in these moments, trying to build a sense of righteousness around these moments. And God has shown us that before him those best moments don't matter. What matters are what we do in the worst moments when our guilt and sin is revealed, how do we turn to him or reject him? The pattern of salvation is a process by which God mercifully brings abou our own humiliation. He takes away all reasons for us to boast before him and he leaves us vulnerable to his mercy alone for salvation and restoration. So if you personally want to be right before God, you have to let God work on you, deal with you, humble you. A lot of people frame it as break you as he has with Judah and his brothers.I know that many of you have had this experience. When we practice membership, when we people become members, they give a sense of life before Christ, life after Christ. And the story that comes up over and over again is I tried to build my identity around this. I tried to build a sense of righteousness by this, by religion, by following society's rules, by conjuring up an identity that would draw me acceptance from God or people and I was backed into a corner, through a trial, through a conflict, through a layoff, through an illness, and I was left to cry out to God that I have nothing. I had to call upon him for mercy and that's the pattern of salvation. If it were not for God's merciful and persistent probing to keep our consciences alive and chip away at that which makes us proud, we'd all be like the brothers in the story before this moment. We'd be self-deceived, we'd be wrongly settled and content in our short-lived moments of doing right.Fools self-confidence that spells of good behavior, right adherence of God's law can make us right before him, dull to the ways that God is whispering to us and shouting to us that he is calling us back to him, offering us a righteousness from Christ full of fear or full of fear and insecurity that God and others will find us out. And so this like us, we are like the brothers. Aren't the brothers at the start of the chapter men of their word? So are we, we tend to say, we tell the truth, we don't lie. We're good for our word and have a sound profession of faith. If you want to know something about me, ask me. At the start of the chapter, chapter, aren't their brothers good for their money? So are we. We won't be beggars in this life and the life to come. We bring our money to the table as is expected. We go to church, we give to the church, we pay our taxes to Caesar and even go beyond that which is necessary to give to the church and nonprofits.We work hard for our money and our status. At the start of the chapter aren't the brothers confident in their integrity? We're not hiding anything from ourselves, God or other people. We're not like spies with rebellious or vindictive motives against God and his authority. We're upstanding citizens of our church and land. We have no reason to not claim innocence or righteousness before the law. We tend to think functionally day to day, even when we're united to Christ that we need to build a righteousness of our own. Do you claim innocence like the brothers? Remember their sense of confidence, their sense of righteousness in all these areas came at the cost of being honest to themselves about the sin that plagued their heart. It led them to justify the act of selling off their brother into slavery and convincing their father he was dead for a couple of decades, that's how self-deceived they were.Or maybe you're not claiming innocence but to be mostly innocent and I think this is most people. You admit that sometimes you do wrong, but that you're still good. Yes, you sin, but you're not doing as much bad as the person sitting next to you in the pew. Your neighbor, your spouse, your colleagues, your classmates, all the people out there. Such a mindset is filled with pride. It's sin before God. It's just as heinous in the sight of God as any rebellious sin.It's full of self-denial and one self-denial that one has sinned. It's full of self idolatry, placing yourself in the position of God, of claiming you know yourself better than God and others better than God himself. This text clearly shows that God destroys the self-confidence of the 10 brothers but I really want to focus the detail of in verse 16, he doesn't leave Benjamin out. God has found out the guilt of your servants. Behold, we are my lord's servants, both we and he also in whose hand the cup has been found. He also in whose hand the cup has been found that makes it clear God is dealing with Benjamin in addition to the 10. Benjamin wasn't a part of the selling of Joseph, the abandoning of Joseph, but there apparently was self-confidence that he was bringing to the table, that God had to deal with right now as he dealt with it with his brothers.The lesson to takeaway is that even the people, the most innocent in the eyes of the world need to be purged of self-confidence. This is Boston, some of the nicest non-believing people in the world. A believer can really come into conflict here with the tension of sometimes I think my non-believing friends are much better people than me, but God, even those people need to have their pride dealt with. So what is the pattern of salvation? God like the Egyptian ruler seeks out and destroys the temptation to come to him with any self-confidence, any self-righteousness and receives us and builds us up anew in his mercy. Taken further, there's no true Christianity that separates itself from confessing that all people are individually guilty of sin against God and our brother Jesus Christ. God has created us and Jesus is our Lord, but we have rejected their claims on our lives and have gone about life boasting in our own self-confidence, our own self-righteousness.So the pattern of salvation, the crushing of our self-confidence and turning to receive mercy. Now after God has dealt with the brothers self-confidence and they actually get saved, what happens? The brothers are transformed, they're changed. This is too the pattern of transformation. What always happens when someone gets saved? Two things always happen. Their relationship with God has changed. Their relationships with other people change. When one is saved by God, they get peace with God on the vertical level. What is salvation? It is God saying, I know everything about you, the good, the bad, and the ugly and I am choosing to love you. I am choosing to bestow upon you a righteousness that is not your own, a righteousness of Jesus Christ. I am not loving you because of anything you've done to earn it. You haven't done it.In fact, you've sinned but I'm blessing you with righteousness and it's a love that is freeing. He loves us because he loves us, because he loves us. And that experience of that love brings true peace, true joy, and it enables us to then engage the horizontal relationships that we have on Earth with security, with stability, with peace. So first we see the brother's relationship with God has changed. In Genesis 42, during the first trip they acknowledge that God is doing something. They say, "What is this that God has done to us?" But notice this acknowledgement is framed as a question. And the text between this statement and now shows that it was only a short-lived question as I said earlier, from when they got relief from the pressure of their circumstances, they didn't ask the question anymore. But here they proclaim a fact in verse 16, "God has found out the guilt of your servants."It's a fact that God is dealing with them and their sin. They can escape it and they accept it. Until this moment, the brothers couldn't see they were all what we call unregenerate, dead to the movement of the spirit of God in their lives because of their sin. They couldn't see God working on them when he dished out severe mercy in previous chapters through the famine, through prior dealings with the ruler, through hard circumstances, they couldn't see God working on them when he dished out tender mercy to them through the ruler's kind treatment, through his kind greeting, his forgiveness of the mix-up with the money, his generous meal to them where they were seated in perfect order. But now that God has stripped them of their self-importance, their sense of self-righteousness, their integrity through this cup situation with the ruler, they're broken.They can see God's hand at work in their lives. They acknowledge their neglect of him as Lord and they accept that their future is contingent upon reception of his mercy. So we see transformation in their relationship with God. And second, we see evidence of the transformation of the brother's relationships, with Benjamin Joseph's younger brother as well as their father. This is what the whole second half of the chapter Judah's long speech shows us. This is what the Egyptian ruler who we all know to be Joseph, the brother sold into slavery, was waiting to see in his treatment of the brothers during this process of the visit of the last two years, Joseph knows God gave him multiple dreams saying that there's going to be a seven-year-long famine and he knows that upon their arrival, the first time he knows that he has time to deal with them, to test them. Are these guys repentant? Are they changed?And so the whole chapter, the situation with the planted cup at the beginning, the conversation with the ruler back in Egypt, it's none other than a reconstruction of selling Joseph into slavery again, contrived by God through Joseph. So what the Egyptian ruler is curious to see is how the brothers would treat Benjamin. The scene is reconstructed such that now that Benjamin is found with the Egyptians cup and his life is on the line, Joseph is wondering how the brothers will take advantage of the chance to leave him as a slave or not. They could leave him now just like they left Joseph and they would get off free. They would be able to make up another story about their father and even more honestly say we were forced into this situation where we had to sell our brother as a slave or they could take another path and act differently than before. And praise God what we see is that the brothers choose the latter.The text doesn't give any evidence that the brothers consider abandoning Benjamin as they did Joseph. This is shown in that they all went back together when the cup is found, even though in verse 9 the steward says, "Only the man in whose sack the cup is found would have to return as a slave," they all go back. And when nobody protests, when Judah offers that, they all become the Lord's servants, the ruler servants in verse 16 because of the found cup. Furthermore, Joseph even tests them by saying in verse 17, "Far be it from me that I should do so! Only the man in whose hand the cup was found shall be my servant but as for you, go up in peace to your father." But Judah and the rest of the brothers do not accept these terms going back with fake peace to their father, going back with fake peace on their consciences at the cost of Benjamin's freedom will no longer suffice.All of the brothers show the resolve to stand before the Egyptian ruler until another option is identified, until Benjamin is released. So these are changed men, changed before God, changed in their relationships by the mercy of God. Most astonishing is Judah's engagement in verses 18 to 34, he provides one of the most stirring speeches in all of scripture. In the speech, Judah who was the one who facilitated the deal to sell Joseph for 20 pieces of silver 22 years ago, offers himself as a substitute in Benjamin's place. Furthermore, the primary thrust of what he has to say is that if the ruler keeps Benjamin, it'll be the cause of his father's death. To return to his father, to see him die in grief at the loss of Benjamin would be far worse for him than to become a slave in place of Benjamin. Judah shows that he has changed.The brother's support of him in the moment, show that they've changed, they show a great love and regard for their father and he's mentioned 14 times in the speech and Benjamin, the kind of love and regard that was not shown to the father and Benjamin when they sold Joseph into slavery. And so I say all of this again to show that a tremendous transformation happens when people are saved. Tremendous transformation in one's relationship with God and tremendous transformation in relationships between man and man. And that's really how our text ends today. And you probably all know the start of next chapter, there's a question of, well, did the Egyptian ruler receive them? I'm going to force you to read your Bible this week or wait until the sermon next week, but I really want to spend some time closing out the sermon, getting really practical.This has been a lot of... done a lot of teaching, really long chapters. I know some of you're sitting there and you didn't realize that you signed up to go to a sauna this morning, but I want to spend some time engaging some of the takeaways that we should be refinding as we engage on this story of the brothers and their salvation and their transformation. And this is just a rich piece of scripture. I named my son, Andrew Joseph. Joseph, man the Lord adds to because I just love the goal that's in this story. So first practical lesson, God is going to find us out. This passage teaches us that whatever we do to try to alleviate our conscience in life, God is going to find us out. We can run but we can't hide. As he did with the brothers, he's going to search us and probe us in this life in order to get us to truly acknowledge our sin before him and cry out for deliverance that only he can offer. That's his treatment of every true child of his. Second.We need to learn to listen when we feel like God is being silent. Remember that in the past couple of chapters in Genesis, God was trying to speak to the hearts of the brothers through quieter, less dangerous means. Through earthly calamity, challenging the famine, challenging relationships with people, hard undesirable circumstances and trials, but the brothers didn't listen. He had to use the ruler to bring them to a situation where slavery or death were the only options to get them or their father's death at the selling of Benjamin to hear them.So many people think that God only talks to us in the extreme highs and lows. We are in the cacophony of busy church life, evangelistic meetings, Christian conferences, but as I established really thoroughly last week, we can see that God is often speaking very blatantly to us in the day-to-day life, through providence if we have the eyes and ears to see it and notice when we don't hear him speak in what seems to be silence, he often takes drastic means to get us to hear like he did with the brothers and the situation with the cup. So we can choose the easy way or the hard way. We can take him at his word, receive him as Lord and Savior or we can have him force us to that point. Third, prideful sin is just as dangerous and blinding as blatantly rebellious sin, seeking peace of conscience in doing right while leaving sin unaddressed will only breed greater pride within us making it harder to see our realization of our need to seek peace in God's mercy.Sin all throughout scripture, what's its effect? It's blinding. Rebellious sin, prideful sin, the same. We when we are not turning to the Lord, confessing it and calling out for mercy that blindness can grow and grow and grow to the point that we're lost all together. But we need to see both prideful sin, rebellious sin, make it hard for us to see our need for God. Fourth, God changes people. In Genesis 38, Judah was a man willing to sell his brother into slavery, an adulterer, a hypocrite, a liar, and now he's a man willing to take the position of his brother as a slave. What does God do? He changes people. He finds us out, but he doesn't leave us in our despair and folly. He takes difficult people, makes them new.Scripture talks of the apostle Paul, a proud religious Jewish scholar who stood over the murders of early Christians, who persecuted the church and his incredible instantaneous conversion and ministry thereafter, he's the second most influential Christian in history after Jesus Christ. Paul himself talks in first Corinthians six about how people consumed by self, enslaved to pride and sin come into the family of God, of adulterous, drunkards, fornicators Paul says, "And such were some of you. You were cleansed. You were transformed by the blood of Christ." Praise God that our church has some Judas, some Reuben, some Levis, some Benjamins. Church history talks about the famous songwriter John Newton, the writer of amazing grace. He was a former slave trader who was transformed by Jesus.What amazing transformations we get to see God do in the hearts of people and what hope for us individually when we're honest with ourselves, we see our sin and see our hopelessness apart from the mercy of God. So maybe you're ridden with guilt. Maybe you've been trying to change in your own power, but not getting anywhere. If you humbly confess your sin, cry out for mercy and forgiveness. Scripture says over and over again, he will forgive you. He will change you.Fifth application, you need to repent of your sin. That's the word, repentance, that's the word from scripture that describes what's happening in the lives of the brothers in this chapter. It's a complete change of heart and attitude toward God, initiated by the Holy Spirit. As your conscience awakens to your sin, you turn from rebelling against God's lordship of your life and building your own kingdom and turn to Jesus as your savior to receive mercy. No amount of self-loathing will save you. No amount of penitent, self lashing will save you. Doing works, building self-confidence, religion will save you. Only believing in him, in Christ and repenting of your sin will save you. Romans 2 says, "God's kindness, his forbearance and patience, his mercy to you and your sin is meant to lead you to repentance."If you come to church, you engage the word of God, you engage our preaching and our teaching, our community here, and you are never brought to confront your sin and seek to turn from it and turn to the Lord, you're probably not saved. You need to repent and place your faith in Jesus and note that repentance, it just goes beyond a feeling. A lot of people get this wrong. The brothers in the story experienced some guilty feelings at times throughout the narrative, but they left it there. They felt some guilt. They felt sorrowful. They're the kind of guys that said, I'm sorry, I'm sorry, I'm sorry. They tried their best to shake it and leave it unaddressed, this isn't repentance. 2 Corinthians 7:10 says, "For godly grief produces a repentance that leads to salvation without regret, whereas worldly grief produces death." Feeling guilty, feeling sorrowful, just meditating upon that over and over again does not save you. You have to do something about the guilt. You have to turn to God to confess and see that only he can address it and relieve you of it.Christ exclusively bore the burden for your sin on the cross. Salvation, forgiveness is only in him. Repentance, it needs to go beyond the feeling. The experience of repentance is yes, there is a moment of grief, but very quickly in that conviction, you should be inclined to turn to Christ and receive the grace that God offers. If you're stuck in guilt, you're not receiving that grace. Further, true repentance will lead to a transformation, a lasting change of behavior. A truly repentant Christian will not be able to carry on for two decades in sin and folly like the brothers. These guys were not saved. There's no way they could live with themselves for 20 years as they did if they were true believers. Matthew 3:8 eight says, "Bear fruit and keeping with repentance." You're given a new nature in Christ upon your salvation and when you're truly repentant, you can't bear to live under the dominion of sin anymore.Though you know how hard it was for God to search you and pursue you before you're saved, you take a new attitude as a true repentant believer. It's an attitude of Let me have it, God please continue to search me. Root out anything within me that is not Christ-like. Psalm 139, 23 to 24, "Search me, oh God and know my heart. Try me and know my thoughts and see if there'd be any grievous way in me and lead me in the way everlasting." You want God to keep squeezing out any remnants of sin, the old man and your being, habits, patterns of thinking that lead to ungodliness and sin. And furthermore, you crave that other people, believers speak into your heart to bring help, bring about that greater refinement of your character.I had to sister speak some truth to me this week in the conversation in the moment. I wanted her to acknowledge all of the good things that I've been doing in this season but she very pointedly brought up some patterns that she'd seen in me that were not God-honoring, that were sinful. And how did it feel in the moment? Of course, it bit, it stung. It burned a little. I wanted to defend myself, but I'm thankful she did it. She loved me so much and had such concern for me and she wanted me to better honor God with my life. And because she spoke up, I can do so as a husband, as a father, as a Christian, as a pastor. So we need to repent, truly turn from our sin and turn to God, receive the righteousness that he offers us and the power of the spirit to walk anew.Sixth, we need to receive forgiveness from God. And this is part of repentance, turning from sin, turning to God. First John 1:9 says, "If we confess our sins, he's faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness." Hebrews 4:16 instructs us to with confidence, draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and fine grace to help in time of need. The way forward, when our conscience is awakened, when we're ridden with guilt, when it's just suffocating us because of our sin, it's actually really easy. It's offensively easy. A lot of people look at Christianity and say, it's too easy to receive forgiveness. How could a God function like that? But we turn and in faith, we confess our sin and we ask God to forgive us and he forgives us. We have to truly believe that this happens.We don't have to self loath anymore. We don't have to carry the guilt from the past. When we believe an exchange happens, our guilt, when we acknowledge our need for forgiveness of our sin, when we acknowledge it as rebellion against God, whether it's prideful sin, rebellious sin, we look to Jesus. When we look to Jesus, our sin is applied to him on the cross where he bore the full wrath for it and his righteousness is applied to our account and we need to see that we are made new in the moment. Nothing is better for a weary, tired soul just trying to conjure up its own righteousness, to hide from their guilt than to receive the righteousness of Christ. And the greatest part is you don't have to change first to receive it. It's receiving the grace of God, the righteousness of Christ that changes you and helps you to persevere going forward, to lead a life that is honoring to God.Seventh, we need to seek forgiveness from others. The reconciliation that needed to take place in the story not just between the brothers and God, but between the brothers and Joseph and Benjamin and between the brothers and their father. So much strife, so much trouble, so much guilt could have been avoided if forgiveness was pursued on all sides and much more quickly. When forgiveness is accomplished between the brothers, that's when this family of God, this chosen family of God, blessed with all the promises of Abraham, Isaac, and their father Jacob are positioned to stick together and work together to become a nation that shows the righteousness of God to the world. When forgiveness is extended in the family, in the church, that's when the people of God can work toward spreading the rule and reign of Jesus without getting paralyzed because there's bitterness and pain lingering in the body.Ask yourself, is the Lord calling you to go to someone? To acknowledge your wrongs, to seek forgiveness in order to bring reconciliation? Are there any situations in your life? Matthew opens up in his gospel. He says, "It's so important to be reconciled to your brothers and sisters in Christ that you should even leave worship and not partake in the Lord's supper before you partake in them." You need to get right with your brothers and sisters before you worship God. That's how important it is to pursue reconciliation, pursue forgiveness, pursue peace according to the word of God in a timely quick manner. Eighth, we need to love others sacrificially and this is where I'll end. We need to love others sacrificially, that's what drew to models in this chapter. He offers to give up himself for his brother. As we follow Christ, great commandments to love God and neighbor we need to love in the way that God loves us, which is to love regardless of the worthiness of our brothers and sisters and neighbors.For all we know, Benjamin wasn't worthy of such sacrifice. Judah wasn't nearly loved as much by his father as Benjamin, but Judah chose to love Benjamin anyway and all himself in his place. A person who knows their unworthiness before God and contemplate that Christ laid down his life for them, despite full knowledge of their sin, whether it's prideful or rebellious, is going to live in a manner that is much more loving, generous, and kind even toward those who are difficult to love. With spouses, children, family members, church members, roommates, neighbors. It's not a true act of love until it's difficult. We need to love when it's hard. We can do so because Christ did for us. And when we realize how hard it is in the moment, our appreciation of the love of Christ grows all the more. Our appreciation of the love of the Father who sent him grows all the more.Just close with this classic verse, "For God so loved the world that he gave his only-begotten son so that whoever believes in him shall not perish, but have eternal life." Believe this message, God love you so much. He has full knowledge of your sin, that he is offering mercy and grace. Admit your need for it. It will change you. You will experience forgiveness. You will experience transformation in your life. You will experience transformation in your relationships. You will truly love God. Let us pray.Heavenly Father, we thank you for your word, your word which convicts us to not seek to build our own identity before you, but to rest and receive in that which you offer to us. We praise you, Lord, for your transforming mercy and grace. We thank you that when we cry out for it, when we acknowledge our need for it, we experience great relief of the guilt due for our sins, the shame in which we walk, and we have full knowledge that you will love us until the end. Lord, we pray right now. We pray for healing in our relationship with you. If anyone right now is resisting your call on their life, Lord, bring them to full submission to your lordship. Give them a heart to receive Christ as their savior. Break them but be gentle.And Lord, we just pray for restoration, for reconciliation in relationships, for in the folly of our sin, our rebellion, our pride, we've often acted wickedly. Lord, we pray. Let us have peace here as we experience peace in our hearts from your love. Give us peace with brothers and sisters in the church, that we might be a body that works more in sync for your glory. I pray this in Jesus' name. Amen.
There were two big surprises in this week's primaries. NY1 political reporters Zack Fink, Bobby Cuza and Juan Manuel Benítez provide some much-needed analysis of some of the night's results. And following months of negotiations, Mayor Eric Adams and the City Council reached a “handshake agreement” on the city's budget, one day before a Friday deadline. The “Off Topic/On Politics” team weighs in on the $107 billion deal and how it will affect the city. Also, congestion pricing is really coming to New York City. The controversial initiative is scheduled to be in the city by April 2024. And finally, an “Off Topic/On Politics” host says goodbye. Leave a message: 212-379-3440 Email: email@example.com Further reading: One-on-one with Yusef Salaam Mayor, City Council announce $107 billion budget deal
You may know Emma from her work as a model and TV presenter - she is afterall one of the most experienced and versatile broadcasters in the UK. Across her incredible career, Emma has presented juggernaut shows such as Big Brother for six series, The Circle , and Celebrity Big Brother's Bit on the Side. Alongside her radio and reality television credentials, Emma was not only a a contestant on The Great Celebrity Bake Off for SU2C last year, but she went on to win it. In 2019, she trained and qualified as a Maternity Care Assistant for the television show series Delivering Babies and now In 2023, Emma continues to present The Voice and and Cooking with the Stars on ITV. Whilst she hasn't made her name in the world of food it has played an important part in her career and food is a real passion of hers. Emma returns to our screen with the next series of Cooking with the Stars on the 4th July at 9pm on ITV.Thank you to our sponsor Llloyds Bank and thank you so much for listening!If you dont already, come and follow us on Instagram and Tiktok @desertislandishes and subscribe to our newsletter at www.desertislanddishes.co Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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Back to Lodi, ZIN capital of the world, the delta breeze, handshake on a porch, more Delicato Family Wines and interview with Ashley Maniti, winemaker at Brazin. ON THE ROAD with MR CA WINE is about California's cool, aspirational lifestyle and awesome wines hosted by Chuck Cramer, a California native, living in London and is the Director of European sales & marketing, Terlato Wines. This is a wine journey covering the hottest topics in CA wine, chatting along the way with the experts who make it all happen. This week's episode includes an interview with Ashley Maniti, winemaker at Brazin in Lodi.
It's time to tackle the meat of the D1 ending with Mighty Ducks Minute No. 100. Mike, Tommy and Kevin break down everything from the whole cast's wardrobe to Bombay's hair to whether Bombay pulled an Obama move in the handshake line. CREDITS Executive producers: Elsie Barnett, Bryan Berg, Alex Ybarra, Josh Luecht, Bobby Lemaire, Rabbi Lex Rofeberg, Aaron Davis, Ed Scimia, Alex Vlahos, Joyce Eng, Matt Holtwick, Nurul Azam and Alexander Gray. Producers: Deborah Chen, Jeremiah Bersche, Adam Ferry, Jarrod Beasley, Lisa Wobig, Anthony Gioffre, Jeff Fantus, Stevie Yanks, J.D. Youngblood, Chris Garland, Sarah Mihalopoulos, Dave Dang, Wayne Perkins, Matt Hoover, Joshua Pellowski, Uche Egbuchulam, Mary Yang and John Cooper. You too can become a producer of the show! Join our Discord.
The NBA has a new CBA coming and the Dallas Mavericks may need to make some moves to take advantage of it. Plus, do the Mavs have a handshake deal with Kyrie Irving to stay with Luka Doncic or not? Nick Angstadt (@NickVanExit) is joined by Eric Pincus (Bleacher Report) to discuss how the new CBA will affect the Dallas Mavericks and if Kyrie Irving has a handshake deal with the Mavs. Are the Mavs in trouble with the new restrictions coming for the new CBA? How will it affect the Mavs going forward? Do the new changes make it more likely that the Mavs make their pick at #10 in the NBA Draft? Subscribe to Our Subtext to Get Texts from Nick & Isaac
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