Community Group Questions 12.27.20

by Dec 27, 2020

Sermon // Lessons from the Story of Joseph // Genesis 37-50

Big Picture Ideas:

Joseph experienced life:

  • In the pit
  • In prison
  • In the palace

Even in the midst of pain and hurtful situations, God will accomplish his purposes

Lesson #1

Joseph spoke his mind and there were consequences

In 2021 – How can you have more self-control with your words or social media posts?

Lesson #2

The Lord was with Joseph and blessed him

“The Lord was with Joseph, and he became a successful man, and he was in the house of the Egyptian master. His master saw that the Lord was with him and that the Lord caused all that he did to succeed in his hands. So Joseph found favor in his sight and attended him, and he made him overseer of his house and put him in charge of all that he had.” (Gen 39:2-4)

Think back re: this past year 2020. What areas of your life is God currently blessing? Where do you have wind at your back from the Lord?

Lesson #3

Joseph resisted temptation (Gen 39:7-18)

  • Potiphar’s wife tried to make a move on Joseph
  • Joseph resisted the temptation and was wrongfully accused and then placed in prison
  • Sometimes doing the right thing can have adverse consequences in life

What temptations do you need to flee in 2021?

Lesson #4

Joseph ultimately showed grace to his brothers (Gen chap 42-50)

  • He tested them at first and spoke harshly to them initially
  • He had his steward put the silver cup in his brother Benjamin’s travel bag as a set up
  • He ultimately took care of his family though

What grudges are you holding from 2020 and prior? Forgive and let them go…