Women

Deaths of Jacob and Joseph

Hebrews 11:21 says, “By faith Jacob when he was dying, blessed each of Joseph’s sons, and worshiped as he leaned on the top of his staff.” How do you think Jacob’s blessings constituted an act of faith? We know from Chapter 50 verse 20 what Joseph believes about how...

Joseph Over Egypt

Last week we saw Joseph, the favored son, sold into slavery by his brothers. We watched as he patiently endured trials, fled from temptations, and ultimately rose to great power as a result of God's faithfulness. This week Joseph's brothers come back on the scene....

Joseph in Egypt

This week we will tum our attention to Joseph, Jacob/Israel's favorite son. We'll watch once again as sibling rivalry tears apart God's chosen family, and we'll trace God's hand in the life of a faithful servant, a life marked by patient endurance of suffering and...

Exile & Reconciliation

When we left Jacob last week, he was fleeing his brother, whom he had cheated twice through deceit and trickery. On his flight, Jacob received a vision from God, to which he responded with conditional faithfulness. Is there any hope for this guy? This week we will...

Sibling Rivalry

Abraham and Sarah have gone to their rest, and the scene shifts to Isaac and his offspring. Isaac and Rebekah raise a family like many families­one full of friction and favoritism. This week we will be introduced to one of the most famous sibling rivalries of all...

The Long-Awaited Son

At long last, Isaac arrives- -a miraculous birth that emphatically answers the question' Is anything too hard for the Lord? If Abraham's life were made into a movie, the director would probably be tempted to roll the credits and drop the curtain right after the birth...