The Life of Joseph

A Story of Sovereignty

God Meant it For Good

#19 - Genesis 50:15-26 • December 18, 2016 • John Anderson

In this closing message from the series on the life of Joseph, we discover the results of surrendering to the sovereignty of God in our lives!

The Judgement Seat of Jacob

#18 - Genesis 49-50:14 • December 11, 2016 • John Anderson

Jacob is near death and now calls all his sons around his deathbed.  He pronounces judgments and blessings upon them that parallel our future at the Judgment Seat of Christ.  Let's be prepared to stand before Him in confidence!

Lessons from Looking

#17 - Genesis 48 • November 27, 2016 • John Anderson

The Family Reunion

#16 - Genesis 46:5-47:31 • November 13, 2016 • John Anderson

From the life of Joseph, we see in this message that God is finally putting the family of Jacob back together again after many years. There are also some practical pointers for families that help ensure that we have a godly and productive family.

One Step at a Time

#15 - Genesis 45:16 - 46:27 • October 23, 2016 • John Anderson

How do you make decisions each day? How do you know what the next step should be? In this passage of scripture from the life of Joseph, we learn from the episode of Jacob taking his family down to Egypt how God leads us - one step at a time.

I am Joseph

#14 - Genesis 45:1-15 • October 16, 2016 • John Anderson

Finally, the reveal! Joseph makes his identity known to his brothers and faithful to the typology of his life picturing the coming Messiah, goes about trying to reconcile the entire family into his presence and under his protection and provision.

One Final Test

#13 - Genesis 44 • October 9, 2016 • John Anderson

Just how destructive is self-centered living? It had cost Joseph's brothers dearly for over twenty years. Now Joseph gives one final test in the process of bringing them to the end of self and to the place of repentance.

We've Got to Go Back

#12 - Genesis 42:29-43:34 • October 2, 2016 • John Anderson

God will orchestrate whatever events are necessary in our lives to bring us to the end of ourselves and to the place of repentance. Look at how He worked in the lives of Joseph's brothers!

Coming to the End of Self

#11 - Genesis 42:1-24 • September 25, 2016 • John Anderson

Joseph hadn't seen his brothers in over 20 years. What was going on in their heart and lives for all that time? God was working - working to bring them to the end of self.

Joseph and Jesus

#10 - Genesis 41:39-57 • September 18, 2016 • John Anderson

All of Scripture points us to Jesus. As we study the life of Joseph we see many pictures and types of the Lord Jesus Christ.


#9 - Genesis 41:1-45 • September 4, 2016 • John Anderson

Thriving Through Trouble

#8 Geneis 39:20-41:1 • August 28, 2016 • John Anderson

For over 13 years Joseph was subject to great trials and trouble and much injustice. Although none of it was of his own making, he did not pull the "victim" card - he thrived! How can we do that?

Biblical Thinking in an Unbiblical World

#7 - Genesis 39:13-23 • August 21, 2016 • John Anderson

Two Tests

#6 - Genesis 39:1-12 • August 14, 2016 • John Anderson

God's Sovereignty and Man's Sin

#5 - Genesis 38:1-30 • August 7, 2016 • John Anderson

Genesis 38 is a dark, dark chapter in scripture, with pictures of man at his worst. But we'll find in today's message that God exercises His sovereign control and extends grace even in our worst messes in life!