Contributed on Jul 4, 2010
What did Joseph’s dreams mean for him? For others? For Israel? And did God give our nation’s founders a similar dream for America?
OPEN: A lot of important things can happen to a person while they sleep. For example: 1. Genesis 2:21 tells of someone who had surgery performed on him while he slept. Who was that? (Adam) 2. Genesis 28:11-15 tells of a man who slept at Bethel and dreamed about angels. Who was that? ...read more
Contributed on Jul 11, 2010
Why did God allow Joseph to suffer as he did? Why not show his love for this great hero of the faith by removing him from all the difficulties of life?
OPEN: When I was taking my kids home from King’s Island (an amusement park in southern Ohio) yesterday we were listening to a Country Music station that was playing a popular song by a group named “Ricochet”. The song told the story of a man who was sitting in church when he noticed a young ...read more
Contributed on Jul 20, 2010
Joseph literally "inherited the earth" because of his attitude of meekness. But how did Joseph show meekness and how can we learn from his example?
OPEN: At one time, a man named Upton Dickson began a club called: “Dependent Order Of Really Meek And Timid Souls” When you make an acrostic of the first letters of its name, you have the word "Doormats." Dickson founded the society after he wrote a pamphlet called "Cower ...read more
Contributed on Jul 25, 2010
How could Joseph possibly forgive his brothers? Even his brothers wondered at it. But the key to how Joseph forgave is also the key to how God forgives us... and how we can forgive others.
OPEN: On the night of December 9, 1914, Edison Industries was virtually destroyed by fire. Edison lost two million dollars that night and much of his life’s work went up in flames. He was insured for only $238,000, because the buildings had been made of concrete, at that time thought to be ...read more