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Section 1: Opening Prayer

Wonderful creator, you have gifted each of us to be a part of your plan, help us to be open to your leading and that our hearts and minds will be open to learning more about you and our relationship with you and others, so we might know more about how this all works together. Guide us. Amen.

Section 2: The Story

Watch this video on the story of Joseph:

Or read it here

Section 3: The Message

the Accordance map
Map of Joseph being sold into slavery. The Blue line is the path the Sons of Jacob took with the flocks. The red line is path of the Midianite Merchants
google map of the accordance
This is the above map present day. Click on the map to be taken to Google Maps to look around some more.

Joseph was sold into slavery by his family because of the dreams that he had. The visions he received caused his family to turn against him.

Answer the following questions in the comments below:

How is this a story of promise and trust?

How can we trust God?

Joseph’s brothers intended the selling of Joseph to be a bad thing. They wanted to rid themselves of him, even contemplating killing him. But they didn’t, or did they….

Would the way Jesus interpreted the 10 Commandments have what Joseph’s brothers doing going against thou shalt not kill?

Many things in Joseph’s life seemed like the world was against him, how do you think he stayed focused on God and what He would have Joseph do?

Section 4: Learn and Engage

– What are 3 things you learned?
– What is 1 question you still have?
– What part of the lesson did you most identify with?
– What part of the lesson was hardest for you?
– Where have you seen God this week?

Section 5: Closing Prayer

Gracious God sometimes it seems like others get gifts that we should have gotten, but help us to remember that all of us are your creation and gifted by you to be a part of creation. Guide us to be open to those around us and to share your love with everyone we meet so that your will will be done here and now. Amen.