As the scene shifts to Egypt, things look extremely bleak for Joseph. Sold into slavery and now being taken into a foreign land, Joseph's future isn't looking to bright. I would encourage you to read Genesis 39 and as you do, notice that in every trial that comes to Joseph, he stays steadfast and strong … Continue reading A Study of Joseph – Steadfast and Strong
I thought it might be good to look at a couple of parallels between the lives of Jesus and Joseph. Joseph's life is a foreshadowing of the one true Messiah that was to come later. Joseph was a servant of God, maybe not by his choice, but a servant none the less. Jesus was the … Continue reading A Study of Joseph – Joseph/Jesus Parallels
In looking again at my post Meant for Evil, I felt compelled to make a couple more observations. Again, this passage of scripture is Genesis 37:12-36. Principles 1. It's important to be in touch with our children's feelings. 2. We must not allow self-obsession to cause us to put our children on a performance standard. … Continue reading A Study of Joseph – Follow Up to Meant for Evil
Joseph's story doesn't start when we first meet him at age 17. To truly understand Joseph's story, you must start with his grandfather Isaac. If you have never heard the story of Isaac, here's a snippet to help you understand Joseph's life a little more. As Isaac was facing death, he sent for his oldest … Continue reading A Study of Joseph – Deception
I was recently given a book called Knowing God by J. I. Packer. Never heard of him? Neither had I. This book was published in 1973 - I was seven at the time it went to press. When I was first introduced to it - I thought; looks cool, interesting title, who wouldn't want to … Continue reading Knowing God – Do I?