Life of Joseph

Life of Joseph

eBook - 2010
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Is God really in charge? Where is he when everything goes wrong? The Life of Joseph shows how God can take misfortune and evil and turn it into great good. Joseph was betrayed by people close to him and had every reason to grow bitter, yet continued to obey God. And God was working behind the scenes to change Joseph and his family. The Life of Joseph is a easy-to-use, beautifully illustrated guide through God's purposes in suffering. This pamphlet follows the story of Joseph from the beginnings of God's promise to Abraham to the reconciliation of Joseph's family in Egypt. Life of Joseph includes a time line of the important events in the lives of Joseph and his family, as well as a family tree of Jacob's (Israel) sons. Life of Joseph also includes a side-by-side comparison of the dreams Joseph interpreted and how God was working in the lives of Joseph, Jacob, his brothers, and Judah to ultimately bring about the promised Messiah, Jesus! Life of Joseph helps us see meaning in suffering and aids us in our own journey toward wisdom. Includes a map and time line. Why is Joseph's story so compelling? Look at Joseph's life at age 17: -Favored excessively by his father -Hated by his 10 older brothers, who had a history of violence and treachery. -Thrown into a pit in the wilderness -Sold into slavery and never returned home again. -His parents were given proof he was dead and no search was instigated Later, when it appeared his life was improving, he was... -Stalked by someone powerful and vengeful -Falsely accused and imprisoned -Abandoned in jail without friends or defenders -Forgotten by people who owed him a favor To any observer, it would appear that God had abandoned Joseph. But invisibly God was working behind the scenes. Life of Joseph brings the fascinating story of Jacob, Joseph, and his family to life and is a resource you will be referring to again and again as you study the book of Genesis.
Publisher: [United States] : Rose Publishing, Inc. : Made available through hoopla, 2010
ISBN: 9781628620962
162862096X
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: hoopla digital

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