This free Bible study on Joseph will help your students learn the story of Joseph and how to deal with disappointements in a God-honoring way.
Sometimes life lets you down. Whether it was an unmet expectation, rejection from a dream school, an unexpected breakup, conflict in your family, or a nonexistent social life, we have all faced the discouragement that happens when life doesn’t live up to our expectations. What happens when our experiences don’t match our expectations? Disappointment.
Scripture is stacked full of stories that discuss disappointment. The Israelites were disappointed during their journey in the wilderness. Jesus’ hometown was disappointed with his homecoming. The disciples were disappointed when they watched Jesus die on the cross. If you’ve ever felt the sting of disappointment, then you’re in good company. Let’s examine the disappointment-packed journey of Joseph — a key character towards the end of Genesis.
HERE IS HOW THIS FREE BIBLE STUDY ON JOSEPH BREAKS DOWN:
The story of Joseph
It’s easy to think, “Why has God abandoned Joseph?” He didn’t. This passage explains that “the Lord was with Joseph and gave him success in whatever he did” (Genesis 39:23). Yes, he was in prison. Yes, he watched his life collapse because of a lie. And yes, he was only eating stale bread and drinking murky water. However, God’s presence helped him push through the disappointment. The Lord was with Joseph. The Lord is with you too. Cling to his presence in times of disappointment.
God wants you to win, but you have to be willing to win where you are. Even if you find yourself in a circumstance that feels like a jail cell, know that God wants to help you succeed right where you are. Those prison moments may protect you. Those prison moments may prepare you. God isn’t waiting for your circumstances. He’s just waiting for you to turn to Him, then He will help you.
Note: This small group Bible Study on Joseph is based on a free sermon! Click here to view the Joseph Sermon Script.
THIS FREE BIBLE STUDY ON JOSEPH INCLUDES:
–Small group guide (intended for stand-alone small group)
–Graphics to reinforce this content on social media
–Bonus devotional eBook on the story of Joesph (Genesis 37-50)