Weekly teaching brought to you by West Valley Presbyterian Church in Wescosville, PA
Where do you turn to to make sense of life: human wisdom or the Word of God? Who do you trust to save your life: human strength or the Servant of God? These are the questions that confront Pharaoh, and us, in Genesis 41.
In Genesis 40, Joseph encounters one of the biggest disappointments in his life. It looks like God is opening the door for his release, then it slams shut in his face when, “the chief cupbearer did not remember Joseph, but forgot him” (verse 23). However, the chapter also contains the encouragement we need when we’re […]
God was with Joseph… but what did that look like? When God is with us, does that mean things will always go well? Joseph’s experience suggests otherwise and also helps point us to Jesus, who is “God with us” in the flesh.
In Genesis 38, God’s dream for humanity seem to be hindered by a catch-22 situation. Through an unconventional means, God provides a way out. Dreams crushed become dreams restored!
The Bad Dream
In Genesis 37:12-36, things go from bad to worse as Joseph’s brothers attack him and sell him. However, God is still at work, ultimately bringing triumph through tragedy!
Genesis 37 presents us with a sobering picture of dysfunction in God’s family. It also provides us with the dream of a glorious future – a dream that should sustain us when everything feels messed up!