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The way to greatness.

The way to greatness.
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  • JosephKNOWING 18
  • -What happened after Jacob’s death?
  • Genesis 50:15-18 When Joseph’s brothers saw that their father was dead, they said, “Perhaps Joseph will hate us, and may actually repay us for all the evil which we did to him.” So they sent messengers to Joseph, saying, “Before your father died he commanded, saying, ‘Thus you shall say to Joseph: “I beg you, please forgive the trespass of your brothers and their sin; for they did evil to you.”’ Now, please, forgive the trespass of the servants of the God of your father.”
  • Genesis 50:15-18 And Joseph wept when they spoke to him. Then his brothers also went and fell down before his face, and they said, “Behold, we are your servants.”
  • - Was there a change of attitude in Joseph’s brothers after all those years? - What was Joseph attitude towards his brothers?
  • Genesis 50:19-21 Joseph said to them, “Do not be afraid, for am I in the place of God? But as for you, you meant evil against me; but God meant it for good, in order to bring it about as it is this day, to save many people alive. Now therefore, do not be afraid; I will provide for you and your little ones.” And he comforted them and spoke kindly to them.
  • - Who is the Judge? - What life is God saving? - Was it physical or spiritual life? - Is God in control?
  • Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.
  • - What is God’s purpose? - Is God seeking to reconcile man with himself? - Why don’t we return to Him once we have been justified?
  • - Who are the messengers of God to those who still don’t know Him? - Did Joseph return to the promised land? (Canaan)
  • Genesis 50:22-26 So Joseph dwelt in Egypt, he and his father’s household. And Joseph lived one hundred and ten years. Joseph saw Ephraim’s children to the third generation. The children of Machir, the son of Manasseh, were also brought up on Joseph’s knees. And Joseph said to his brethren, “I am dying; but God will surely visit you, and bring you out of this land to the land of which He swore to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob.”
  • Genesis 50:22-26 Then Joseph took an oath from the children of Israel, saying, “God will surely visit you, and you shall carry up my bones from here.” So Joseph died, being one hundred and ten years old; and they embalmed him, and he was put in a coffin in Egypt.
  • - Did Joseph want to stay back in Egypt? - How did Joseph know God will visit them? - Did God reveal it to him in a dream?
  • Hebrews 11:22 By faith Joseph, when he was dying, made mention of the departure of the children of Israel, and gave instructions concerning his bones.
  • - Did Joseph faith make him righteous before God? - What happened to the sons of Israel after their parent’s death?
  • Exodus 1:5-7 All those who were descendants of Jacob were seventy persons (for Joseph was in Egypt already). And Joseph died, all his brothers, and all that generation. But the children of Israel were fruitful and increased abundantly, multiplied and grew exceedingly mighty; and the land was filled with them.
  • - How many entered the land of Egypt? - Was God faithful to the promise He made Abraham?
  • Exodus 1:8-10 Now there arose a new king over Egypt, who did not know Joseph. And he said to his people, “Look, the people of the children of Israel are more and mightier than we; come, let us deal shrewdly with them, lest they multiply, and it happen, in the event of war, that they also join our enemies and fight against us, and so go up out of the land.”
  • - Which people were bigger? - Why was the new King so afraid of the children of Israel? - Did Israel give the Egyptians any reason to doubt them?
  • Psalm 105:24-25 He increased His people greatly, and made them stronger than their enemies. He turned their heart to hate His people, to deal craftily with His servants.”
  • - Why did God change the heart of the King? - Was God thinking on the promise? - Why was there persecution? - Was there a plan? - Is it not God the one who makes History?
  • Exodus 1:11-14 Therefore they set taskmasters over them to afflict them with their burdens. And they built for Pharaoh supply cities, Pithom and Raamses. But the more they afflicted them, the more they multiplied and grew. And they were in dread of the children of Israel. So the Egyptians made the children of Israel serve with rigor. And they made their lives bitter with hard bondage—in mortar, in brick, and in all manner of service in the field. All their service in which they made them serve was with rigor.
  • - What was Pharaoh’s objective in enslaving the children of Israel? - Did he want them to leave their land? - Did the children of Israel left or stop multiplying? - Was God preparing the hearts in the children of Israel?
  • Exodus 1:15-21 Then the king of Egypt spoke to the Hebrew midwives, of whom the name of one was Shiphrah and the name of the other Puah; and he said, “When you do the duties of a midwife for the Hebrew women, and see them on the birth stools, if it is a son, then you shall kill him; but if it is a daughter, then she shall live.”
  • Exodus 1:15-21 But the midwives feared God, and did not do as the king of Egypt commanded them, but saved the male children alive. So the king of Egypt called for the midwives and said to them, “Why have you done this thing, and saved the male children alive?” And the midwives said to Pharaoh, “Because the Hebrew women are not like the Egyptian women; for they are lively and give birth before the midwives come to them.”
  • Exodus 1:15-21 Therefore God dealt well with the midwives, and the people multiplied and grew very mighty. And so it was, because the midwives feared God, that He provided households for them.”
  • - Why did the midwives disobey the order of the King?? - Were they not risking their own lives? - Was Pharaoh able to stop the increase of people in Israel? - What was the king going to do next?
  • Exodus 1:22 So Pharaoh commanded all his people, saying, “Every son who is born you shall cast into the river, and every daughter you shall save alive.”
  • - Who is Pharaoh commanding now?? - Was there any danger in the Nile? - Did God forget the children of Israel? - What is the meaning for the death of the innocent?
  • Exodus 2:1-4 And a man of the house of Levi went and took as wife a daughter of Levi. So the woman conceived and bore a son. And when she saw that he was a beautiful child, she hid him three months. But when she could no longer hide him, she took an ark of bulrushes for him, daubed it with asphalt and pitch, put the child in it, and laid it in the reeds by the river’s bank. And his sister stood afar off, to know what would be done to him.
  • - What would had happen if the child was discovered? - Why did they choose an ark? - What happened with those that were in Noah’s ark? - Were they acting in faith by putting their child in God’s hands? - Does God want us to depend on Him?
  • Exodus 2:5-10 Then the daughter of Pharaoh came down to bathe at the river. And her maidens walked along the riverside; and when she saw the ark among the reeds, she sent her maid to get it. And when she opened it, she saw the child, and behold, the baby wept. So she had compassion on him, and said, “This is one of the Hebrews’ children.”
  • Exodus 2:5-10 Then his sister said to Pharaoh’s daughter, “Shall I go and call a nurse for you from the Hebrew women, that she may nurse the child for you?” And Pharaoh’s daughter said to her, “Go.” So the maiden went and called the child’s mother. Then Pharaoh’s daughter said to her, “Take this child away and nurse him for me, and I will give you your wages.”
  • Exodus 2:5-10 So the woman took the child and nursed him. And the child grew, and she brought him to Pharaoh’s daughter, and he became her son. So she called his name Moses, saying, “Because I drew him out of the water.”
  • - How could the circumstances be aligned in such a way? - Could the parents of the child be able to plan it this way? - Why did the child come back to her mother? - Was it necessary to teach the child about the history and promises of their people?
  • - Could the daughter of Pharaoh go against the order of his father? - Was it not ironic that the mother was paid to raise her own child? - Is there a reward in having faith?
  • Exodus 2:11-15 Now it came to pass in those days, when Moses was grown, that he went out to his brethren and looked at their burdens. And he saw an Egyptian beating a Hebrew, one of his brethren. So he looked this way and that way, and when he saw no one, he killed the Egyptian and hid him in the sand.
  • Exodus 2:11-15 And when he went out the second day, behold, two Hebrew men were fighting, and he said to the one who did the wrong, “Why are you striking your companion?” Then he said, “Who made you a prince and a judge over us? Do you intend to kill me as you killed the Egyptian?”
  • Exodus 2:11-15 So Moses feared and said, “Surely this thing is known!” When Pharaoh heard of this matter, he sought to kill Moses. But Moses fled from the face of Pharaoh and dwelt in the land of Midian; and he sat down by a well.
  • - Why did Moses being raised in royalty acts in this way? - What did he know? - Who put it in his heart? - How old was Moses?
  • Acts 7:22-25 And Moses was learned in all the wisdom of the Egyptians, and was mighty in words and deeds. “Now when he was forty years old, it came into his heart to visit his brethren, the children of Israel. And seeing one of them suffer wrong, he defended and avenged him who was oppressed, and struck down the Egyptian. For he supposed that his brethren would have understood that God would deliver them by his hand, but they did not understand.
  • - Did Moses already know he was going to deliver his brethren? - Why did he kill the Egyptian? - Did God put it in his heart?
  • - What did his brethren have to understand? - Was Moses taking justice in his own hands? - Why did he make such decision ruining his privileged position?
  • Hebrews 11:24-26 By faith Moses, when he became of age, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter, choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God than to enjoy the passing pleasures of sin, esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt; for he looked to the reward.
  • - Did Moses have everything he needed? - What did God tell Moses? - Did he know about Christ already? - Which riches did Moses choose? - Was it the eternal or the temporary riches?
  • Acts 7:26-30 And the next day he appeared to two of them as they were fighting, and tried to reconcile them, saying, ‘Men, you are brethren; why do you wrong one another?’ But he who did his neighbor wrong pushed him away, saying, ‘Who made you a ruler and a judge over us? Do you want to kill me as you did the Egyptian yesterday?’
  • Acts 7:26-30 Then, at this saying, Moses fled and became a dweller in the land of Midian, where he had two sons. “And when forty years had passed, an Angel of the Lord appeared to him in a flame of fire in a bush, in the wilderness of Mount Sinai.
  • - Did the children of Israel accept Moses? - Did Moses act according to the plan of God? - Was it the time of God yet? - Do we need patience to obtain God’s promises?
  • Exodus 2:23-25 Now it happened in the process of time that the king of Egypt died. Then the children of Israel groaned because of the bondage, and they cried out; and their cry came up to God because of the bondage. So God heard their groaning, and God remembered His covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob. And God looked upon the children of Israel, and God acknowledged them.
  • - How much time went by? 40 yrs - Did Gog forget about Israel? - Who did the children of Israel cry to?
  • - Were they looking for God or were they crying because of their condition? - Why did God wait so long? - What did God remember?
  • Genesis 15:13-14 Then He said to Abram: “Know certainly that your descendants will be strangers in a land that is not theirs, and will serve them, and they will afflict them four hundred years. And also the nation whom they serve I will judge; afterward they shall come out with great possessions.
  • - How many years were the children of Israel afflicted? - How much is God’s knowledge? - Why did God allow all these to happen?
  • Ezekiel 20:5-10 “Say to them, ‘Thus says the Lord GOD: “On the day when I chose Israel and raised My hand in an oath to the descendants of the house of Jacob, and made Myself known to them in the land of Egypt, I raised My hand in an oath to them, saying, ‘I am the LORD your God.’ On that day I raised My hand in an oath to them, to bring them out of the land of Egypt into a land that I had searched out for them, ‘flowing with milk and honey,’ the glory of all lands.
  • Ezekiel 20:5-10 Then I said to them, ‘Each of you, throw away the abominations which are before his eyes, and do not defile yourselves with the idols of Egypt. I am the LORD your God.’ But they rebelled against Me and would not obey Me. They did not all cast away the abominations which were before their eyes, nor did they forsake the idols of Egypt. Then I said, ‘I will pour out My fury on them and fulfill My anger against them in the midst of the land of Egypt.”
  • Ezekiel 20:5-10 But I acted for My name’s sake, that it should not be profaned before the Gentiles among whom they were, in whose sight I had made Myself known to them, to bring them out of the land of Egypt. “Therefore I made them go out of the land of Egypt and brought them into the wilderness.”
  • - What was God’s opinion on the children of Israel? - Why did God deliver the Israelites? - Was it for His promises? (His Name sake)
  • - What was God doing with all the suffering and mistreatment to Israel? - Was God preparing their hearts so they will listen to Him?
  • WHAT DID WE LEARN TODAY? - The trials we face in our life have the power to change our attitude for good or for bad. - God’s purpose is to do good to those He has called. - Fear is a bad counselor. Among its fruits you will find prejudice and injustice. - God reveals His plans to those who wait on Him, and desires our trust and patience to wait for His time. - It is better to obey God at first, than obey Him through the toil of adversity. Share your own comment …
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