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. 

A Changed Heart Genesis 44:14-34  |  May 15, 2016  |  David Guzik

When Joseph confronted his brothers it was a test to see if their hearts were changed. Judah’s eloquent appeal to Joseph showed their hearts really had changed.

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.

The Meeting Genesis 42:1-24  |  April 3, 2016  |  David Guzik

As the foretold famine begins, Jacob sends his sons to Egypt to buy grain. Without knowing they meet Joseph, and Joseph begins a long process of restoring relationship with his brothers.

From Famine To Faith Genesis 41:45-57  |  March 20, 2016  |  Nate Wagner

Although Joseph had a change in career he remained unchanged in character.  He lives in Egypt but never becomes an Egyptian by remembering his Lord in both adversity and prosperity. He focuses on the future and makes peace with is past. He instills faith in his family, and through wise administration brings salvation to the nation of Egypt and the surrounding nations as well. 

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.

A Message from God Genesis 41:1-32  |  March 6, 2016  |  David Guzik

After two more years in prison, Joseph is brought to interpret Pharaoh's troubling dream. God used Joseph to bring His message to Pharaoh and all of Egypt.

The Meaning of Dreams Genesis 40:1-23  |  February 28, 2016  |  David Guzik

Put in prison for a crime he never committed, Joseph brought God's message to the butler and baker of Pharaoh, revealing the meaning of their dreams.

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. 

Resisting Seduction Genesis 39:07-20  |  February 14, 2016  |  David Guzik

As Joseph resists the seduction of Potiphar's wife and suffers for her sin against him, he is a powerful picture of Jesus: perfect through temptation and suffering for the sins of others.

Blessed on Adversity Genesis 39:01-06  |  February 7, 2016  |  David Guzik

Joseph, like Jesus, found blessing in being a servant and in adversity.

How To Hide Sin Genesis 37:29-36  |  January 31, 2016  |  Nate Wagner

Reuben and his brothers hide their sin. This causes disappointment, deception, and despair.

Into the Pit Genesis 37:12-28  |  January 24, 2016  |  David Guzik

Joseph's brothers thought they could defeat God's plan by selling Joseph as a slave, but they couldn't.

A La Cisterna Genesis 37:12-28  |  January 24, 2016  |  Nate Wagner

Los hermanos de José pensaron que podían derrotar el plan de Dios al vender a José como esclavo, pero no pudieron. 

Family Problems Genesis 37:1-11  |  January 17, 2016  |  David Guzik

Joseph came from a family with a lot of problems, but it didn't stop God from working in and through his life.  Jesus also came from a family with problems.

 

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