The Life of Joseph

Have you ever woken up in the morning and thought “WHY did I just have that dream?” Sometimes our dreams are scary, sometimes they’re funny, and sometimes they’re just plain weird. We’ve all had those odd dreams - but have you ever had a dream that has made other people angry? Like, abandon-you-in-a-pit-and-stage- your-murder angry? I haven’t, you probably haven’t (I hope not at least), but Joseph did, and it sent him on a crazy path to God’s plan for his life. You might sum up Joseph’s life in one word: dreamer. God gifted Joseph with dreams that would guide his life and destiny. These dreams took him to places he could have only imagined – both good and bad – and yet through it all, he remained faithful to God. Joseph’s life represents staying faithful to what God has told him to do, although for a good portion of his life, that meant being rejected by family, abandoned in the desert, being alone in prison, and more. Although we can’t know for sure what Joseph wanted his life to look like, it’s safe to say abandonment and imprisonment weren’t high on his bucket list. In this series, you will take a close look at Joseph’s life and the situations he found himself in - both good and bad. Throughout everything he endured, he remained faithful to God and upright in character, and in the end he lived a life full of redemption, miracles, and grace. God still gives his people dreams today, dreams that can change the world! Follow along in Joseph’s story and seek God’s dream for your own life.

Inside The Guide

Each guide is broken up into six weeks. Below is a small insight into each week.

Dreams Are Given

What can I learn about Joseph’s relationship with his family, and how he responded to their reaction about his dreams?

Dreams Are Shattered

What does Joseph’s response to his situation say about his character, and what implication does this have for me?

Dreams Come True

Because of his humility and faithfulness to God, what ways did God favor Joseph? Where in my life do I need to be more humble and faithful to God?

Dreams Change Others

Joseph’s brothers felt guilty for what they did to Joseph. What guilt from my past may I need to confess and surrender to God?

Dreams Are Revealed

What can I learn about God’s plans and love for me through the end of the story of Joseph?

Dreams Outlive You

In what ways did God heal, provide, and bless this whole family through Joseph’s life, even after he was gone?

 

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