Greater than your failures…your past…your setbacks…your pain…your successes…your image…your personality. God has a life for you that is greater than your wildest dreams. As He shapes us into the image of Christ, that process sometimes yields painful situations which serve to prune us and mold us according to his “greater than” plan. In this series, we’ll study the life of Joseph – a dreamer of dreams and a man of faith. Joseph could have been consumed by bitterness, anger, resentment, and unforgiveness. However, he used the setbacks as a springboard for something greater. Whether in a pit, a prison, or a palace, Joseph modeled the life of Christ and serves as a reminder of God’s unfailing, unrelenting, unconditional love which works all circumstances for our good and His glory. His plan is always greater than.
Greater Than Our Circumstances - Michael Catt - Genesis 37 (Notes)
Greater Than Resentment and Rejection - Michael Catt - Genesis 37 (Notes)
Greater Than Those Who Oppose or Use Us - Michael Catt - Genesis 37-39 (Notes)
Greater Than Temptation - Michael Catt - Genesis 39:7-18 (Notes)
Greater Than Your Victimization - Michael Catt - Genesis 39:19-23 (Notes)
Greater Than Adversity and Discouragement - Michael Catt - Genesis 40 (Notes)
Michael has served as Senior Pastor of Sherwood Baptist Church since 1989. The church has 3,000 members and has averaged one hundred baptisms each year. Thousands have joined the church from Albany and 29 surrounding communities. The church has changed from a neighborhood church to a regional, multi-ethnic congregation with members from eleven nations. Sherwood has three campuses covering 130-plus acres—the main church campus, the lower school campus and the upper school campus. The 82-acre sports complex, Legacy Park, is currently being developed with tennis courts, soccer fields, baseball fields, equestrian center, fishing pond, pavilion and other facilities to reach the community through sports and recreation. “Path to Truth,” the weekly broadcast of Sherwood’s services, is seen in over ninety markets around the country and is also available on the web and via podcast at www.sherwoodbaptist.net.
Michael’s life verse: “For we do not preach ourselves but Christ Jesus as Lord, and ourselves as your bond-servants for Jesus’ sake.” (2 Corinthians 4:5) Michael’s vision statement: “Whoever wants the next generation the most will get them.”
Michael holds degrees from Mississippi College, Luther Rice Bible College and Seminary and Trinity Seminary. He was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Mobile in 2010.
Michael and his wife Terri have been married since 1974. They are the proud parents of two grown daughters, Erin and Hayley.