“Joseph's just a character in the story, but God is the hero of the story.”

July 12th, 2020

When we look carefully at the biblical story of Joseph and his brothers, we find that the story is much more difficult, dramatic, and unpredictable than we tend to assume.  In a time when all of life seems to similarly be more difficult, dramatic, and unpredictable for most of us it is the perfect story for this moment.  It reminds us that not only is God always in control, but that is plan is perfect, even when it seems like that couldn't possibly be true.

Application Questions:

  1. In what ways do you feel in a "pit" right now?

  2. How does the perspective from the pit change knowing that God truly is in control?

  3. What tempts you to forget that God is in control?  In what ways do you try to assert your own control?

  4. What "false happy endings" do you put your hope in?

  5. How can you regularly be reminded of the ultimate happy ending promised and secured for us through Christ?

Scott Mehl

Scott serves the church by overseeing leadership, development, global ministries, and counseling/discipleship.

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