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ReviewGod Builds a Nation

The StoryFinding Your Story in Gods Story

Joseph From Slave to Deputy Pharaoh

Series 1 - God Forms His PeopleI. Joseph the Dreamer

Genesis 37:1-11Jacob loved Joseph moreGave him a special robe

Dreams of brothers bowing to himBrothers hated him

II. Joseph the Slave

Genesis 37-40Unanimated text

JChapter 39 Joseph in Potiphars houseThe Lord was with JosephHe succeeded in everything he didPotiphar realized the Lord was with JosephPut Joseph in charge of everything

Potiphars 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 rapeImprisoned 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 39:19-23The Lord was with JosephHe succeeded in everything he didThe warden Put Joseph in charge of everything

Interprets dreams of Chief Cupbearer and Chief Baker to Pharaoh

Interprets Pharaohs dreams of 7 years of prosperity and 7 years of famineCounsels Pharaoh for preparation

III. Joseph, Second in Command

Genesis 41:37-40Genesis 42 Seven years of famineJosephs brothers come from Canaan to buy grain

Dream comes to pass brothers bow down to Joseph

Brothers get grain and go back to CanaanBrothers go back to Egypt for more grainGenesis 45:1-8 Joseph reveals his identityIt was God who sent me here ahead of youTo preserve your lives

IV. The Upper and Lower StoryUpper Story Gods bigger plan, His overall purposeLower 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 livesRomans 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.EverythingWorks together for the goodThose who love GodCalled according to His purpose

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ApplicationTrials test us cause us to trust God equip us to do Gods will

Qualifiers of Romans 8:28To them that love GodTo them that are called according to his purposeThings work together for goodGod redeems even the wrong and bad things that happen

Next Week Chapter 4Deliverance

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