Please Remember These Rules Please don’t talk when others are talking. Please raise your hand if you would like to ask a question. Please keep your hands and feet to yourself. You must ask to leave the room.
The Brothers in Egypt His brothers traveled to Egypt to buy grain. The brothers did not recognize Joseph. Why didn’t they recognize him?
Joseph’s Plan Joseph had tricked his brothers into bringing Benjamin. Joseph’s silver cup was discovered in Benjamin’s sack of grain. Benjamin was going to have to remain in Egypt.
Judah Pleads For Benjamin If anything happened to Benjamin, their father Jacob would die. Judah begged to be a replacement for Benjamin. He could not see his father without Benjamin.
Joseph Has Enough Joseph ordered the Egyptians out of the room. What do you think the brothers were feeling or thinking? What the brothers feared never came.
Joseph Reveals Him Joseph said, “I’m your long lost brother! I am Joseph!” He asks about his father. The brothers could not believe what they just heard.
Genesis 45:5-7 But now, do not therefore be grieved or angry with yourselves because you sold me here; for God sent me before you to preserve life. For these two years the famine has been in the land, and there are still five years in which there will be neither plowing nor harvesting. And God sent me before you to preserve a posterity for you in the earth, and to save your lives by a great deliverance.
Joseph Understands It was God that sent him to save their lives. God had set up Joseph pretty good so that he could take care of his family. Joseph asked his brothers to bring their father Jacob to Egypt.
Jacob Sees Joseph The brothers went back to the land of Canaan Packed up Jacob and their families and returned back to Egypt. There was a big reunion between Joseph and Jacob.
Learning From Joseph Joseph had a lot of hard times. But God was still in control. When we all go through hard times, God will work us too!
Yeshua and Joseph ParallelJosephYeshua RESISTED TEMPTATION The temptation by Potiphar's wife (Read Gen. 39:7-12). For such an high priest was fitting…who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners…(Heb. 7:26). …[he) was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin (Heb. 4:15b). STRIPPED OF HIS CLOTHING …they stripped Joseph out of his coat…that was on him (Gen 37:23b). And they stripped him (Matt. 27:28a). SOLD FOR SILVER INTO THE HANDS OF GENTILES …they sold Joseph to the lshmaelites twenty pieces of silver; and they brought Joseph into Egypt (Gen. 37:28b). And they bargained with him [Judas] for thirty pieces of silver (Matt. 26:15b). HIS PEOPLE DID NOT RECOGNIZE HIM And Joseph knew his brethren, but they knew not him (Gen. 42:8). …Have I been such a long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me…? (John 14:9a). But their minds were blinded (2 Cor. 3:14a). ALL PEOPLE COMMANDED TO BOW TO HIM And they cried before him, Bow the knee (Gen. 41:43b). That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow (Phil. 2:10a). REVELATION AND RECONCILIATION I am Joseph…whom ye sold…God hath made me lord of all…come…unto me… (Gen. 45:3b-9). And so all Israel shall be saved;…as it is written…and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob (Rom. 11:26).
Luke 6:35 "Therefore be merciful, just as your Father also is merciful.“ Yeshua taught us to show mercy and forgive others when they have done bad things to us.
Let's Learn Hebrew! Yosef – Joseph Yeshua - Jesus
What Did We Learn Today? Judah offered himself as a substitute for Benjamin. Joseph revealed himself to his brothers. God used Joseph to save his family.