Take Home Guide
Story Seven: Christ and Joseph
Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28
Psalm 105: 1-6, 16-22, 45b
Further Reading and Meditation:
Exodus 13:18-19, Joshua 24:31-32
Feel free to use some or all of these questions in your cell group, Bible study, or with your family. Some questions will need to be reworded or omitted for smaller children.
1) Do you know the story of Joseph (Genesis 37-50)? What is the most memorable part of his story?
2) When Joseph confronted his brothers about their wickedness, he said “As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good in order to bring about this present result, to preserve many people alive.” (Genesis 50:20) Have you ever been in a situation in which someone did something evil to you, but which resulted in something good for you or others?
3) Have you ever done something wrong but something good came out of it?
4) Have you betrayed someone, or been betrayed by someone? Would you be willing to talk about that with your group?
5) Christ knew that Judas would betray him (John 6:64), and this betrayal was part of God’s plan (Luke 22:22). Does that get Judas off the hook for what he did?
6) Does the fact that Christ was betrayed by those closest to him make him more accessible to you? What does this do to your understanding of his love for you?