Genesis 42-45

Title:    Time for a Test

Text:    Genesis 42-45


A Test Of…

  1. Conscience (ch. 42)
  2. Jealously (ch. 43)
  3. Loyalty (ch. 44)

Discussion Questions

  1. What is something that stood out to you from this week’s message?
  2. Have you been wronged by someone in a big way where its effects continued on? Have you ever wronged someone in a manner like this? What happened?
  3. What is the purpose of a test in school? What is the purpose of God testing his followers?
  4. How do the three tests Joseph brings upon his brothers relate to testing God might do in our lives?
  5. Like Joseph forgave his brothers, God forgives those who come to him in humble repentance. Why does forgiveness need to come before reconciliation?
  6. Discuss what forgiveness consists of and doesn’t consist of. Why is ultimate forgiveness possible?
  7. Looking back over this week’s sermon and study, what is one thing is important for you to remember and apply?