Theme: God provides for His people
Know: God arranged events that promoted Joseph to a prominent position in Egypt to provide a way for Israel and his descendants to survive the famine.
Think: Be constantly aware that God provides for His people on His terms, sometimes in ways we would never expect.
Do: Do what you know is good and right, and expect God to provide the rest.
Scriptures: Genesis 45:1-28
Notes and questions:
B1 What’s happened since Joseph was sold as a slave?
C1 Joseph interprets various dreams–Genesis 40
C2 Joseph interprets Pharaoh’s dreams–Genesis 41
C3 Joseph’s brothers go to Egypt and return the first time–Genesis 42
C4 Joseph’s brothers go to Egypt with Benjamin and have a feast with Joseph,–Genesis 43
C5 Joseph’s keeps Benjamin from returning to Israel and Judah’s plea to Joseph for Benjamin’s release,–Genesis 44
C6 Joseph would have been about 32 years old at the time of Genesis 45. See Genesis 41:46 and Genesis 45:6.
C7 Joseph had spent about 13 years as a slave.
B2 What happens in Genesis 45?
C1 Joseph reveals to his brother who he is–Genesis 45:1-2
C2 Joseph explains what has happened, how his being in Egypt is good, and that Israel must come to Egypt–Genesis 45:3-15
C3 Pharaoh hears of Joseph’s brothers–Genesis 45:16-20
C4 Joseph does as Pharaoh instructs and gives gifts and instructions to Joseph’s brothers–Genesis 45:21-24
C5 The brothers tell Israel all that has happened to them–Genesis 45:25-28
B3 Up until Genesis 45 what would Israel and Joseph’s brothers think happened to Joseph?
B4 Why did Joseph hide his identity from his brothers?
B5 Could God have kept Israel’s family alive by other means that Joseph being sold as a slave?
B6 Genesis 45:1, why did Joseph send everyone out of his presence except for his brothers?
B7 Genesis 45:3, what was the response of Joseph’s brothers to his true identify? Can truth be shocking?
B8 This passage speaks of deliverance. Who are all those who are being delivered?
B9 What is the worst bondage of all? (Sin. And having been freed from sin, you became enslaved to righteousness. (Romans 6:18 EMTV).
B10 What is the best slavery there is? (Righteousness)
B11 Who is our deliverer?
B12 If we find ourselves as a slave, what should be our attitude? (To be the best slave ever).
B13 Joseph had worked for Pharaoh about 2 years at the time of this story. Why didn’t he leave to visit his father?
B14 Genesis 45:9, who made Joseph lord (prime minister under Pharaoh) over all Egypt? Who has the ultimate authority? How does this authority affect our lives?
B15 Genesis 45:13, is Joseph bragging, boasting?
B16 Genesis 45:17-20, does Joseph obey Pharaoh?
B17 Genesis 45:24, why did Joseph tell his brothers not to argue?
B18 Genesis 45:36, it would have been enough to tell Israel that Joseph was still alive, but what do you think was going through Israel’s mind when told Joseph was ruler?
B19 What is the difference between what the world gives and what God gives?
B20 God has restored our relationship to Him through faith in Jesus Christ’s Gospel. In what ways are we to restore fellowship with others?
B21 Does God always provide the life we want? What are some ways, that if we are willing, God’s way is best?
B22 In our Christian life how does God provide deliverance, sustenance, and restoration?
By Choco on 27 Jul 16