“To Live Like Joseph”
Unleashed | Week Six

Unleashed is a seven week bible study where we learn together what it means to live on this side of Easter and on this side of the Empty tomb. Each week we’ll release a lesson, accompanied scripture and a few thought provoking questions leading up to a group study.

This Weeks Teaching

Joseph was his father’s favorite son, gifted for all to see. His story is not that different than many of ours. The jealousy of Joseph’s family led to a life-time of slavery, hardship and grief. At each turn in the story, just when Joseph was about to be rescued, he was thrown back into the bottom of a dark hole in the ground. How does faith survive that? And even more so, thrive? Throughout the story of Joseph’s life, we continually see the blessing that God pours out through him, even in the worst of circumstances. We approach one of the last stories shared with us about Joseph’s life, only to be confronted with one of the most challenging verses in the Bible: “You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.” Throughout our Unleashed Bible Study, we have been wrestling with what it means to live on this side of the Rolled Stone. Let us look at Joseph’s life and learn what it means to be Unleashed.


Genesis 50:15-21

When Joseph’s brothers saw that their father was dead, they said, “What if Joseph holds a grudge against us and pays us back for all the wrongs we did to him?” So they sent word to Joseph, saying, “Your father left these instructions before he died: ‘This is what you are to say to Joseph: I ask you to forgive your brothers the sins and the wrongs they committed in treating you so badly.’ Now please forgive the sins of the servants of the God of your father.” When their message came to him, Joseph wept.

His brothers then came and threw themselves down before him. “We are your slaves,” they said.

But Joseph said to them, “Don’t be afraid. Am I in the place of God? You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives. So then, don’t be afraid. I will provide for you and your children.” And he reassured them and spoke kindly to them.


This Week’s Questions

These questions can be brought to our small group, Community in The Word, on Sunday, April 10, 2016 at 9:30AM. Child care is provided for those kids who are not in Sunday School. We do ask that you read the above lesson, scripture and answer the questions in advance – so that the Spirit of God can begin to stir up questions, thoughts, ideas and your heart.

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Community in The Word | The Unleashed Bible Study for Week Six, To Live Like Joseph
May 8 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
FAMILY LIFE CENTER

Join us for Unleashed, a seven week bible study where we learn together what it means to live on this side of Easter and on this side of the Empty tomb. Each week we’ll release a lesson, accompanied scripture and a few thought provoking questions leading up to a group study.
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