Genesis

God that saves

The God That Saves Us For A Special Purpose

Egypt is so afraid of the Israelite’s number of people. Even with all the oppression over them God keeps helping them grow and multiply as He commanded Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. So, Pharaoh’s answer was to have all the male babies killed at birth. When the Egyptian woman who helped when Israel woman gave birth …

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honoring those who died

Honoring Those Who Died Can Heal Our Hearts

In this last chapter of Genesis we see how Joseph’s two family cultures collided. He was brought up living with Jacob his father and relatives, but he also spent many years with the Egyptians. Between the two he honored his father’s memory by using both cultures traditions. The Egyptian embalming, and his fathers request of …

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Jesus Christ Superstar

Jesus Christ Superstar and The Line of Judah

The scepter not departing from Judah until “he comes to whom it belongs” is a Messianic prophecy. The name “Shiloh” appears in this verse in several translations, a word that refers to the Messiah. Commentators differ on the exact meaning of this somewhat obscure passage, but all agree that He who comes to obtain the …

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turning weakness into strength

God is Always Turning Weakness into Strength

Turning Weakness into Strength Reach out and read with me Genesis chapter 48 as we learn about who God is. In this chapter the Israelite’s are settled in Egypt. Jacob is getting on in his years and wants to bless Joseph’s children. We see again how God blesses the youngest over the oldest, the weakest …

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The Story of Joseph Is One Of Dreams Fulfilled

The Story of Joseph is one of Dreams fulfilled In this chapter we see that Pharaoh grants land to Joseph’s family. Joseph answers to God, but in Egypt He only answers to Pharaoh. This story is one of dreams fulfilled in Joseph’s case. Not only is he over all of Egypt but also his whole …

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the story of joseph

How Does The Story of Joseph Speak To Us Today

The story of Joseph The dreams God gave Joseph when he was young are coming true. He is now ruler over all his family and he has the Pharaoh’s ear. Pharaoh will do just about anything he asks. All because God doesnt change circumstances but uses them to change us. He did not prevent Joseph …

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God uses you

God Uses You As Your Painful Interruption Multiplies Joy

God uses you as your painful interruption multiplies joy In this chapter we are starting to see why Joseph had to live through so much pain and hardship. He finally reveals himself to his brothers. The dreams he had in his youth have come true. His brothers and parents are now under his authority. Joseph …

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The Loss of Children

The Loss of Children Sounds So Unbearable, Can Jesus Christ Help?

Loss of Children can Jesus Christ Help? In this chapter Jacob loosing another one of his youngest children is at risk. When I had to place my first born in foster care I came close to understanding the pain of loosing ones child. Because of my life choices my son was placed. Jacob’s children’s choices …

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sacrifice children and family

Sacrifice Children and Family For The Lord

Children and Family This part of Joseph’s story his brothers had traveled back home just to run out of food again. Their father was reluctant to send any of his children back for fear of losing them. But, when it became evident that he had no choice he trusted God with them. He was willing …

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make sense of life

Trying To Make Sense of Life Through Our Own Thoughts

Make sense of life In this chapter of Genesis Joseph’s brothers arrive in Egypt looking for food. God’s word is coming true that He spoke to Pharaoh in his dreams. There were years of abundance and now there are years of scarcity. This famine was felt far and wide. Under Joseph’s direction from God Egypt …

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