Timeless Truths (a study in Genesis) – But God (week 10)

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Welcome to a New LifeGroup Session!

Before we jump into our study, let’s take a moment to remember that there are THREE things we want to see happen every time our LifeGroups gather:

– Movement towards Each Other
– Movement towards God
– Movement towards our Community

Our questions follow this same format. All of the questions are designed towards movement. We hope you enjoy your time together in your LifeGroup.
**Remember, our goal is to deepen our relationship with Jesus and each other. Use the questions that are help and skip the rest.

CURRENT SERIES: Timeless Truths

This will be 10-week overview of God creating order, purpose, and function into the earth, the rebellion of mankind against divine authority, and God’s unfolding plan to redeem creation and mankind back to its original purpose through faith and grace.

Last Week: What does it look like for you to trust God in the difficulties of life? Memorize 1 Peter 5:7 this week.

Two Weeks Ago: This week spend time talking with God about the stress points in your life? Are you currently wrestling with God? What would surrender look like for you?

Key Verse:

Joseph answered Pharaoh, “It is not in me; God will give Pharaoh a favorable answer.”” Genesis 41:16

Movement Towards Each Other (know the people in your group)
When do you start listening to Christmas music?

Movement Towards God (grow in your relationship with God)
Have you ever forgotten a special date or event?
How did you recover the “oops”?
Have you ever had someone forget an event/day that was special to you?
What did you do?
How old are your parents?
Do you know their birthday? Anniversary?
How would you feel if they forgot your birthday?
Read Genesis 40:1-8, 14-15, 23; 41:1
What did Joseph do for the two guys in prison?
How did they react to Joseph’s help?
How do you think Joseph felt once he realized the cupbearer forgot about him?
Have you ever been blown off by someone that you’ve helped?
How did it feel?
Read Genesis 41:9-12, 14-16, 25, 37-40
What happened when the cupbearer finally remembered Joseph?
In the midst of all of his trouble, how did Joseph still point people to God?
How hard do you think that would be after being in prison for so long for something he didn’t do?
What was the end result of him being in prison?
Read Genesis 42:6-8; 45:1-5, 8
How could Joseph have taken revenge on his brothers?
How did Joseph’s brothers react when they realized it was Joseph?
How did Joseph have a “God perspective” on things and not make it personal?
What can we learn from that?
Read Genesis 50:15-21
What can we learn about forgiveness and the Sovereignty of God?

Movement Towards Community (they see the change in you)
What is your big takeaway from Joseph’s story? How can you apply it to your life this week?

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