God’s Story our Story (TM): Joseph and his Brothers

September 25, 2016

Devotion: Use this resource at home to guide your household’s daily devotions.

Pray:

You have brought us through many trials, O Lord. Look with favor upon us yet, and keep on showing us how best to glorify your name. Amen.

Read: Read the following daily readings to deepen your understanding of Sunday’s text. After the reading, ask the follow-up questions.

Sunday: Joseph’s Dream, Genesis 37:3-8, 17b-22, 26-34; 50:15-21

Monday: Egyptian Midwives Save Hebrew Babies, Exodus 1:1-22

Tuesday: Birth and Youth of Moses, Exodus 2:1-25

Wednesday: God Calls Moses, Exodus 3:1-15

Thursday: Plagues 1-3, Exodus 7:1-8:19

Friday: Plagues 4-6, Exodus 7:20-9:12

Saturday: Plagues 7-9, Exodus 9:13-10:29

How does God move from being the God of a single family to the God of an entire nation?

Connect: Discuss the following questions.

What was a high point of your day? What was a low point?

In what ways is it unsafe to follow Jesus today? How do you respond to God’s call in light of the potential dangers?

What gifts has God given you? How can you use your gifts for good?

Do: By acting on what we learn we make God’s word come alive. Do the following activity this week.

Go to a local farmer’s market. Buy more food than you need. Give it to individuals or families in your neighborhood who might have trouble accessing healthy foods.

Adapted from Clergy Stuff.  Copyright © 2016 Clergy Stuff. Used and adapted with Permission. Find more at http://www.ClergyStuff.com.

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