The Life of Joseph - Seeing Jesus in the Story of Joseph
Blessed and Directed Genesis 50:15-26 | June 19, 2016 | David Guzik
After the family of Israel moved to Egypt, Jacob blessed his children and then died. Joseph assured his worried brothers that he forgave them and would care for them. Joseph also told them to not bury him in Canan when all Israel returned there.
Joseph Prepares a Place Genesis 46:1-34 | June 5, 2016 | David Guzik
Jacob brought everything he had and all of his family to Egypt, leaving nothing behind. When he arrived he found that all things had been prepared for him and his family. This was an important step in God's unfolding picture of God's plan for us.
It is Enough! Genesis 45:16-14 & 46:1-4 | May 29, 2016 | Nate Wagner
In our text for today the focus is taken off of Joseph and is fixed on his dad, Jacob. Jacob had allowed fear and doubt to extinguish his faith in God. We will see how faith is awakened as Jacob steps out and moves his family to Egypt.
Face-to-Face Forgiveness Genesis 45:1-8 | May 22, 2016 | Nate Wagner
What is true forgiveness? Joseph teaches us in chapter 45 of Genesis what genuine forgiveness looks like. In an emotional interaction, Joseph reveals himself to his brothers and extends forgiveness that will ultimately restore his relationship with his family. Joseph is able to see the hand of God in every area of his life which becomes the key to being able to forgive like he did.
Deja Vu Genesis 44:1-17 | May 8, 2016 | Nate Wagner
Joseph allows his brothers the opportunity to reveal their heart. Have they changed or are they still the fierce, jealous men who sold him into slavery 22 years before? Discover what real repentance is and our need to turn towards Jesus
Rebuilding Relationship Genesis 43:1-34 | May 1, 2016 | David Guzik
Jacob and his family in Canaan ran out of grain in the long famine and had to do what he did not want to do: send the beloved son Benjamin with the brothers back to Egypt. Joseph received them warmly and began to rebuild relationship with them.
Everything is Against Me Genesis 42:36-38 | April 24, 2016 | David Guzik
Jacob learns of what happened with his sons in Egypt and the demand that they return there with his beloved son Benjamin. In response, Jacob despairs that everything is against him and felt there was little hope for his life.
The Test Genesis 42:25-35 | April 10, 2016 | David Guzik
Joseph sent his brothers back to Canaan with provisions and their grain money hidden in their sacks of grain. The unexpected gift was a test to the brothers. When the brothers discovered it, it made them more afraid of the mysterious Egyptian official.
From Famine To Faith Genesis 41:45-57 | March 20, 2016 | Nate Wagner
From Pit to Pinnacle Genesis 41:33-44 | March 13, 2016 | David Guzik
After being God’s messenger of knowledge to Pharaoh, now Joseph is God’s messenger of wisdom, advising Pharaoh to prepare for the great famine to come. Pharaoh then promoted Joseph to the second position in all Egypt to put the plan into action.
Iron Man Genesis 39:19-23 | February 21, 2016 | Nate Wagner
Although Joseph is put in prison he demonstrates himself as a man of iron will determined to do the best with what God has given him. We're challenged in this text to embrace the place God has us in. To not just persevere in our circumstances but to excel in them.