Tag Archives: Genesis 41

What’s Wrong With “Work Hard, Play Hard”?

I think I speak confidently for most of my generation of millennials when I say this: we have a skewed sense of time. We live for the here and now, addicted to our own immediate gratification, largely incapable of grasping … more »

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Consistency and Ownership

I always love stories where somebody has been given or put in charge of a kingdom. Most of those stories whether true or fictional follow the same narrative, a person is given dominion, goes through a phase of losing his … more »

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The Secret-Revealer

Genesis 41 gives an account of Joseph’s restoration from the pit to a place of honor at Pharaoh’s right hand. He’s called for the purpose of interpreting Pharaoh’s dreams of the seven plump and seven famished cows, for Pharaoh learns … more »

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Joseph as a Model of Trust

I love this story of Joseph. To me, it speaks to his wisdom, to his leadership, to his discipline, and to his trust in the Lord. It provides insight into the decision-making of a man who has been put into … more »

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Feast and Famine

I didn’t have to be around my church for long before realizing that something great is happening there. I have heard it said around the office more times than I could count that the church is in a season of incredible … more »

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Welcome to the Real World

Who decided that I was qualified to be in charge of the language learning of a bunch of elementary schoolers? Or that I could come in and run communications efforts with relative autonomy? Whoever it was, I’m sure they have … more »

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Genesis 41 – Joseph the Underdog

When I was growing up, I liked the story of Joseph because he followed God and became the second most powerful man in all of Egypt. In my stories, I liked to see people rise from nothing to greatness because … more »

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Missio on Joseph: The Common Good is the Greater Good

  As this week’s passage picks up the story of Joseph in Genesis 41, we come across a young man – a mere 30 years old at this point – who has reached a position of power and prominence in … more »

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Missio on Joseph: From Punk to Pillar

A spoiled little brat tattletales on his brothers, and they hate him for it.  Anyone could have seen that coming in Genesis 37.  Of course, the response of Joseph’s brothers is rather severe: they try to kill him, only belatedly … more »

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