Detour – a Walk Thru the Bible Live Event – was recently presented to a group of Full Gospel Church student pastors in Johannesburg. The attendees all had different backgrounds, but shared, as we all do, experience in the detours that life presents. Detour, a study on the Life of Joseph, is specifically about finding purpose during these times when life doesn’t make sense.

 

Many of the students shared their feedback…

What great lessons for us all as we experience our own detours in life – and what a privilege to be learning these lessons just as we are starting out in ministry! The impact of Detour is best summed up by: this is what I need to know!’
~ Anonymous

Detour reminded me that God is always in control, and how God directs and prepares us for certain tasks. It has really changed my understanding of how God is with us – even in hardships – as I have personally battled obsessive tendencies. I have learnt to praise God, even through the tough times, to always trust in Him and, above all, to give Him the glory! He is true to His Word.  It is amazing to be reminded how Joseph’s life went from bad to worse – and to see what God did through him in the end.
~ Garion, Pretoria

 

It has been so good for me as a young man to look at the life of Joseph. The biggest impact for me has been choosing to make wise decisions that will please God.  This means choosing to resist temptation, at all costs, just like Joseph did – and also doing the right thing, even if it means facing hard times, as Joseph did in prison. Consistency is really key in this.
~ Siposethu Mtekwane

 

Detour helped me to remember that God has a specific plan for my life and that I can trust Him even when it seems as if everything is falling apart. The life of Joseph has reminded me to flee from sin and to shine my light by doing everything with excellence.  What an encouragement to always forgive, no matter what has happened.  Detour has helped me to apply the Bible to my own life – by learning from the life of one of the Bible’s heroes and seeing how they overcame.                                                                                                        ~ Thalana Jacobs, Centurion

 

I see Joseph modelling such humility at all times – he did not defend himself even when he was falsely accused. Detour has changed my life – I will be more humble and I will not harbour unforgiveness in my life.
~ Ronald Smith, Pretoria

 

This course has shown me that even when I face troubled times; God will always be the answer. I have learnt to seek Godly wisdom, to listen to the Holy Spirit more and to be more sensitive towards other people. Detour teaches Biblical principles in a practical way.                                                                                                                                                          ~ Student, Centurion

 

I know now that the lessons and skills that I learned during my ‘detour’ will be of value going forward. As someone who used to rely a lot on myself, God has taught me to run towards Him and not depend on myself. The Detour Live Event also specifically spoke to me regarding the choices that Joseph made – and his decision to run away from Potiphar’s wife. I have learnt that sometimes you have to know when to stand up and fight in your faith and when to flee. And that can only come from living a Spirit-filled life. I can really recommend Detour. This course brings Biblical principles into real life situations. This practical application helped me so much. The Holy Spirit will speak to you through it.
~ Student Pastor

 

Because of Detour I will start studying Bible characters more and learn from their lives. This Live Event will help you to better understand yourself, God and the things you go through!
~ Tkooiso Thupoemang, Kuruman, Northern Cape

 

My personal detour involved a delay in entering full time ministry – as I first spent difficult years serving in the Defence Force. Yet even now, I see the powerful lessons I learnt about forgiveness and unconditional love during this time. As I look at Joseph’s life, his personal integrity is also a great example to me. As I seek to live this out in my own life, I trust that the Lord will use this even as a witness to unbelievers.
~ Cobus, Polokwane

 

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