Genesis 43 – 5 Stages of Response to Truth

Genesis 43 - 5 Stages of Response to Truth

How do we respond when presented with the truths of God? During different seasons of life our response can take different forms and change over time. This is what we see in the heart of Jacob as he responds to the news from his sons regarding Simeon and Benjamin.

Genesis 42 – Reconciling Broken Relationships

Genesis 42 - Reconciling Broken Relationships

There are circumstances in life that cause pain; times when relationships are damaged and forgiveness needs to take place. Joseph and his brothers, after 20 years apart, experience this reconciliation in Genesis 42.

Genesis 41 – Joseph’s Four Secrets To Never Giving Up

Genesis 41 - Joseph's Four Secrets To Never Giving Up

In Genesis 41, Pharaoh has a series of dreams that disturb him. His cupbearer remembers how God used Joseph to interpret his dreams when he was in prison. God gives Joseph the interpretation of Pharaoh’s dreams and, as a result, Pharaoh places Joseph in charge of the entire land of Egypt to prepare for the upcoming years of plenty and years of famine.

Genesis 40 – What Do You Do When You Feel Like You Are Losing?

Genesis 40 - What Do You Do When You Feel Like You Are Losing?

When things aren’t going well for us, where does our focus go? Do we turn inward and wallow in self pity, or do we turn to the Lord and trust that regardless of our circumstance, we can still be used of the Lord. In Genesis 40, we see that even though Joseph was thrown in prison, he uses the situation to find ways to serve others and honor God.

Genesis 39 – Three Choices That Can Define Your Life

Genesis 39 - Three Choices That Can Define Your Life

In Genesis 39, we see Joseph at a pivotal moment in his life. He’s been brought to Egypt, and God has blessed him with a place of honor and responsibility in Potiphar’s house. In this, he faces a number of choices that reflect where his priorities are. Will he give in to the temptations placed before him, or will he honor God with his life?

Genesis 38 – A Breakthrough In My Relationship With God

Genesis 38 - A Breakthrough In My Relationship With God

In Genesis 38, we find the story of Judah and his daughter-in-law, Tamar. In the messy circumstances, we see what happens when someone is taken advantage of for selfish purposes. Yet in spite of the mess, God is always sovereign and works all things together for His good and gives us hope.

Genesis 37 – Four Unfortunate Ways We Can Divide Family

Genesis 37 - Four Unfortunate Ways We Can Divide Family

Joseph was treated as his father’s favorite, which caused a lot of turmoil in his relationship with his brothers; to the point they beat him, stripped him of his coat of many colors, and sold him into slavery. In Genesis 37, there are many lessons for parents of things to avoid in how we raise our children.

Genesis 35-36 – Why is it Necessary to go to Bethel?

Genesis 35-36 - Why is it Necessary to go to Bethel?

In Genesis 35, we see Jacob entering the land of Bethel and the change happening in his heart and hearts of his family. In spite of all the circumstances, trials, and heartache of life, God is always faithful and desires a relationship with us.

Genesis 33 – Learning to Walk by Faith

Genesis 33 - Learning to Walk by Faith

In Genesis 33, Jacob finally meets his brother, Esau, after the turmoil of their prior relationship and many years apart. We also see how God has started to change and transform Jacob’s heart in how he treats his family and those around him.