Posts Tagged ‘Joseph’

Read Genesis 50 (We made it!)
1. Summarize the events of Genesis 50:1-14

2. What do Joseph’s brothers ask of him in Genesis 50:17-18?

3. Copy Genesis 50:20 here. Can you think of circumstances in your life where the same might be said of wrongs that were committed against you?

4. What do the following verses teach you about past, present and future sins?
 Psalm 103:11-12

 Isaiah 1:18

 Isaiah 38:17

 Micah 7:18-19

5. Copy 1 John 1:9 below. Explain what it means in your own words.

6. Copy Romans 8:28 below. What does it tell you about the purposes and plans of God towards you?

19. Consider the bad things that have happened in your life (“bad” as you look at them). Can you see good that God has produced from those things? If you feel comfortable, please share what you see in your own life that supports what we learn in Genesis 50 about God working out good plans for all through the suffering of one or some.
20. What promises does Joseph give upon his death?


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Read Genesis 47
1. What do Pharaoh and Jacob discuss in the opening verses of Chapter 47 of Genesis?

2. What do you learn from Genesis 47:13-26?

3 How long did Jacob live in Egypt? How old was he when he died?

4. What is Jacob’s last request from Joseph?

Read Genesis 48
5. What happens in Genesis 48?

6. Copy the promise/prophecy of Jacob in Genesis 48:21 here.

Read Genesis 49
This chapter is important because Jacob is speaking blessing and prophecy over each of his sons, foretelling in part what lies ahead.

7. What does Jacob foretell about his son Judah? Why is this important?

8. What does Jacob ask at the end of Chapter 49 of Genesis?


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Read Genesis 46
1. What did Jacob/Israel do when he reached Beersheba?

Note: Beersheba was the last border town before they would cross the desert.
2. What promises did God make to Jacob in the visions in the night?

3. Who came with Jacob to Egypt? Who stayed behind? (No need to give individual names.)

4. What does Joseph tell his father regarding how the Egyptians view shepherds? Where does Joseph propose his family live?


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Read Genesis 43
1. What causes Jacob’s sons to return to Egypt? What does Judah tell his father? How does Jacob respond? How is the matter resolved?

2. From Genesis 43:16-34, answer the following questions: Who? What? Where? When? Why? How?

Read Genesis 44-45
3. Summarize what happens in these chapters in your own words.

4. What does Joseph tell his brothers in Genesis 45:5-8?

5. What is Israel’s reaction in Genesis 45:28?

6. What do we know about God’s plans and purposes towards us from the following verses?
 Psalm 16:11

 Psalm 36:7-10

 Psalm 145:19

 Romans 8:28-30

 2 Peter 2:9


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Read Genesis 39
1. What happened to Joseph after his brothers sold him to the Ishmaelite traders?

2. What happened to Joseph’s master when Joseph became the overseer?

3. What does Joseph say/do when Potiphar’s wife propositions him?

4. What happens to Joseph based on her false accusations?

5. What do you learn from Genesis 39:21? How was this played out in Joseph’s life?

6. Copy Psalm 1:1-3 below. How do you see Joseph in these verses? Do you see yourself? Explain.

7. What do you learn from the following verses?
a. Joshua 1:8

b. Jeremiah 17:5-8


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The saga continues with the descendants of Abraham and Sarah. We are now moving on to the story of Joseph which begins in Genesis 37 and continues through the end of the book of Genesis. Joseph is the older of the two sons of Jacob and Rachel, Jacob’s second and most beloved wife.

Read Genesis 37
1. What do you learn about Joseph from Genesis 37:3?

2. Describe Joseph’s first dream.

3. Describe Joseph’s second dream.

4. What happens to Joseph at the hands of his brothers?

5. Which brother comes up with the idea to sell Joseph?

6. What do Jacob’s sons tell him about Joseph’s disappearance? What proof do they provide?

7. What do the following scriptures teach?
□ Proverbs 27:4

□ Proverbs 14:30

□ James 3:16

8. What happens to Joseph at the end of Chapter 37?



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