So ten of Joseph’s brothers went down to buy grain in Egypt. (Genesis 42:3) Today we return to our series on Joseph, Snapshots of a Godly Life. This is a story in two parts. Part one is about Joseph, who is the loved and favored son. Part two is about his brothers, who are the […]
Snapshots Of A Godly Life, Part 2 (Sermons on the Life of Joseph)
In Part 1, we followed the story of Joseph, the loved and favored son, who was hated and despised, and sold into slavery by his brothers. But God lifted him up and he became the governor of Egypt. Joseph points us to Jesus who suffered and died on the cross—but is now exalted at the right hand of the Father in heaven.
In Part 2, we follow the story of Joseph’s brothers and learn how the Holy Spirit brings change in our lives today. Discover how he awakens us to an awareness of our own sins and showers us with love and kindness. He brings about a transformation in which we stop grieving the Father and start loving the Son.
When Joseph saw Benjamin with them, he said to the steward of the house, “Bring the men into the house, and slaughter an animal and make ready, for the men are to dine with me at noon.” (Genesis 43:16) We saw last week that this is a story in two parts. In Part One, we […]
Then they tore their clothes, and every man loaded his donkey, and they returned to the city. (Genesis 44:13) We are in the second part of the story of Joseph. Part one was about the loved and favored son. Part two is about the transformation of the brothers. We’ve looked at the character of these […]
So it was not you who sent me here, but God. (Genesis 45:8) We have a marvelous chapter in this great story before us today. We have been following the story of the transformation of Joseph’s brothers. We have seen how they were awakened and convicted, welcomed and fed, tested and transformed. The significance of […]
This is what their father said to them as he blessed them, blessing each with the blessing suitable to him. (Genesis 49:28) The story we are following is full of God’s grace. We saw this first in the story of Joseph. He suffered and went down to the lowest point. But God exalted him to […]
“As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good, to bring it about that many people should be kept alive, as they are today. So do not fear; I will provide for you and your little ones.” (Genesis 50:20-21) This is a series that I have not wanted to end. […]