Pastor Rick Godwin teaches from Genesis 41. If we are fruitful and productive first regardless of our circumstances - then God will deliver us from our past. He reminds us that it works in this order, not the other way around!
From the beginning to the end of the Bible, God has used individual men and women to re-shape and re-direct world events. God does not just call the strong and powerful but specializes in using the average and ordinary to make a tremendous impact. We must never underestimate the power of one.
We can see the grace of Christ echoed throughout Scripture. The story of His love and mercy. When we understand that salvation is not something we can do by ourselves, we can live in the freedom that Christ has for us.