PART 3 of 6 – Sandy Higgins preaches on “Joseph in the prison house”. This was a difficult time for Joseph. Knowing that he didn’t deserve the terrible events that came his way, the prison period raised the question of why believers suffer? Mr Higgins gives 5 reasons why believers suffer: 1. Occasionally it’s punitive, because of transgression; 2. Then preparative, for future usefulness and service; 3. Often preventative, against pride and disqualification; 4. Always to proclaim or reveal God’s character and name; 5. and finally for the perfecting of believers. Mr Higgins presses numerous principles in this helpful message. Here’s two quotes: “Adversity doesn’t mean abandonment” and “God doesn’t have minor roles in His will”, and “Character plus circumstances leads to conduct”. Reading: Gen 39:20-41:1 (Message preached in Waterloo, Iowa, 2007).