Genesis 41:1-36 It had been eleven years since Joseph was sold into slavery. And since then he’d been falsely accused and thrown into prison. Finally, Joseph thought, things might be turning around. He had a chance to interpret a dream for Pharaoh’s chief cupbearer, a man who had access to the king. Joseph asked him […]
Why does God allow hardship in our lives? To test our faith and character, for sanctification and growth, and that we might minister to others.
Genesis 39 The third in a series on the Life of Joseph. Joseph displays great faithfulness and godliness although he is face with great difficulties. He stands firm even though he is alone in his faith. He resists temptation. And he remains godly despite bitter disappointment. Joseph Persevered: When He Was Alone Joseph’s life with […]
Joseph showed Christ-like faithfulness in the face of trials. He showed obedience to his father and concern for his brothers as he accepted his assignment.
There were serious issues in Joseph’s family. Are we susceptible to similar difficulties in our families? What about in our other relationships?
Prayer is the one thing the disciples ask Jesus to teach them. And he gives them a model prayer, not to recite, but to guide them as they pray.
Jonah responded in anger when God did not destroy Nineveh. But God is not like Jonah. God is holy and just, but he is also gracious and patient.
When a believers are born again, they are spiritually immersed into Christ–into His death, burial, and resurrection. This is what water baptism represents.
Jonah prayed a prayer of repentance in the belly of the fish, but repentance is more than just a prayer. Would Jonah follow through?
Jonah tried hard to avoid God, and sometimes we do, too. Our circumstances aren’t as dramatic, but when we run from God, he disciplines us just the same.