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Review “God Builds a Nation” . The Story Finding Your Story in God’s Story “Joseph – From Slave to Deputy Pharaoh”. Series 1 - God Forms His People. I. Joseph the Dreamer . Genesis 37:1-11. Jacob loved Joseph more Gave him a special robe. Dreams of brothers bowing to him

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Review“God Builds a Nation”


The StoryFinding Your Story in God’s Story“Joseph – From Slave to Deputy Pharaoh”

  • Series 1 - God Forms His People


I. Joseph the Dreamer

  • Genesis 37:1-11


  • Jacob loved Joseph more

  • Gave him a special robe


  • Dreams of brothers bowing to him

  • Brothers hatedhim


II. Joseph the Slave

  • Genesis 37-40


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  • Chapter 39 – Joseph in Potiphar’s house

    • The Lord was with Joseph

    • He succeeded in everything he did

    • Potipharrealized the Lord was with Joseph

    • Put Joseph in charge of everything


Potiphar’s wife attempts to seduce Joseph


2 Timothy 2:22 (NLT) 22  Run from anything that stimulates youthful lusts…


  • 1 Corinthians 10:13 (NLT) 13  The temptations in your life are no different from what others experience. And God is faithful. He will not allow the temptation to be more than you can stand. When you are tempted, he will show you a way out so that you can endure.


  • Falsely accused of rape

  • Imprisoned

  • 1 Peter 2:23 (NLT) 23  He did not retaliate when he was insulted, nor threaten revenge when he suffered. He left his case in the hands of God, who always judges fairly.


  • Joseph in prison – Genesis 39:19-23

    • The Lord was with Joseph

    • He succeeded in everything he did

    • The warden Put Joseph in charge of everything


  • Interprets dreams of Chief Cupbearer and Chief Baker to Pharaoh


  • Interprets Pharaoh’s dreams of 7 years of prosperity and 7 years of famine

  • Counsels Pharaoh for preparation


III. Joseph, Second in Command

  • Genesis 41:37-40


  • Genesis 42 – Seven years of famine

    • Joseph’s brothers come from Canaan to buy grain


  • Dream comes to pass – brothers bow down to Joseph


  • Brothers get grain and go back to Canaan

  • Brothers go back to Egypt for more grain

  • Genesis 45:1-8 Joseph reveals his identity

    • It was God who sent me here ahead of you

    • To preserve your lives


  • IV. The Upper and Lower Story

    • Upper Story – God’s bigger plan, His overall purpose

    • Lower Story – the details of our individual lives


    • Genesis 50:20 (NLT) 20  You intended to harm me, but God intended it all for good. He brought me to this position so I could save the lives of many people.


    • The Upper/Lower Story of our own lives

    • Romans 8:28 (NLT) 28  And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.

      • Everything

      • Works together for the good

      • Those who love God

      • Called according to His purpose


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    • Application

      • Trials test us – cause us to trust God – equip us to do God’s will


    • Qualifiers of Romans 8:28

      • To them that love God

      • To them that are called according to his purpose

      • Things work together for good

      • God redeems even the wrong and bad things that happen


    • Next Week – Chapter 4“Deliverance”


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