January 26, 2018

Lessons from the Life of Joseph (8)

“Forgiveness & Reconciliation” Genesis 43:1-14 & 45:1-7

Last week we were reminded that God sometimes allows us to get into situations that bring us face to face with our sin & disobedience. Joseph’s older brothers tried to cover u...

January 26, 2018

Lessons from the Life of Joseph (7)

“Character & Conscience” 

Genesis 41:41-42:38

The Pharaoh and all his officials were deeply impressed with Joseph’s wisdom & his personality. The power of his godly character shone through everything Joseph said & did but the source of...

January 26, 2018

Lessons from the Life of Joseph (6)

“From Prisoner to Prime Minister”   Genesis 41

After many long years Nelson Mandela was released from prison in Cape Town, South Africa, on February 11th. 1990. Just over four years later, following South Africa’s first fully democrati...

January 26, 2018

Lessons from the Life of Joseph (5)

“God’s Time, God’s Plan”  

Genesis 40:1-23

Last week we saw how Joseph was given a free, one-way ticket to prison – to a dark & dirty dungeon. He had been falsely accused and humanly speaking was in a hopeless situation. Yet we saw that...

January 26, 2018

“Suffering for Doing Right”  

Genesis 39:16-23 & 40:1-15

Have you ever been falsely accused of something? How did you feel? I read about a guy called John who was driving home late one night when he picked up a hitchhiker. As they were driving along, John began to be sus...

January 26, 2018

Lessons from the Life of Joseph (3)

“Success & Temptation” Genesis 39:5-15 & 1 Corinthians 10:11-13

Joseph made the decision to trust God. He may have been a slave in the house of the Egyptian official Potiphar but his attitude of trust lifted him above his circumsta...