Tag Archives : Series: Joseph – 25 August 2014

Sustained Perspective

So then, it was not you who sent me here, but God. He made me father to Pharaoh, lord of his entire household and ruler of all Egypt. Gen 45:8 Fast forward our story to when God is talking to Joseph’s descendents a few generations later. Here&#
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The Man from the Station

41 So Pharaoh said to Joseph, ‘I hereby put you in charge of the whole land of Egypt.’42 Then Pharaoh took his signet ring from his finger and put it on Joseph’s finger. He dressed him in robes of fine linen and put a gold chain round his neck.
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The Moment

So Pharaoh sent for Joseph, and he was quickly brought from the dungeon. When he had shaved and changed his clothes, he came before Pharaoh. Gen 41:14 This is Joseph’s moment! The moment he is pulled from the prison cell and summoned to the pal
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The Rekindling

6 When Joseph came to them the next morning, he saw that they were dejected. 7 So he asked Pharaoh’s officials who were in custody with him in his master’s house, ‘Why do you look so sad today?’ 8 ‘We both had dreams,’ they answered, ‘b
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The dungeon of destiny

20 Joseph’s master took him and put him in prison, the place where the king’s prisoners were confined. But while Joseph was there in the prison, 21 the Lord was with him; he showed him kindness and granted him favour in the eyes of the prison war

The Test

…Now Joseph was well-built and handsome, 7 and after a while his master’s wife took notice of Joseph and said, ‘Come to bed with me!’ 8 But he refused. ‘With me in charge,’ he told her, ‘my master does not concern himself with anyth

The Witness

OK, here’s the scene. Your brothers persecute you because of a series of dreams you had from God. They throw you into a pit and the only reason they get to pull you out is to sell you as a slave to some passers-by. They strip you of your favour
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The pit

19 ‘Here comes that dreamer!’ they said to each other. 20 ‘Come now, let’s kill him and throw him into one of these cisterns and say that a ferocious animal devoured him. Then we’ll see what comes of his dreams.’… 23 So when Joseph

The dream

5 Joseph had a dream, and when he told it to his brothers, they hated him all the more. 6 He said to them, ‘Listen to this dream I had: 7 we were binding sheaves of corn out in the field when suddenly my sheaf rose and stood upright, while your she
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