The Rejected One Is Our Redeemer

Genesis 43:33 “And they sat before him, the firstborn according to his birthright, and the youngest according to his youth: and the men marvelled one at another.” The possibility that Joseph is a type of Christ is almost too obvious to miss in this account of Joseph and his brothers. With that in mind, consider […]

Remember the Dream God Gave (Genesis 42)

Genesis 42:9 And Joseph remembered the dreams which he dreamed of them… Years before, Joseph dreamed an impossible dream – all his brothers and his mother and father bowing down to him. Now, his brothers are there before him bowing down and asking for help. As they do, Joseph’s mind flashes back to the cackles of […]

Only God Has the Answer of Peace (Genesis 41)

Genesis 41:16 And Joseph answered Pharaoh, saying, It is not in me: God shall give Pharaoh an answer of peace. God’s purpose in raising up Joseph was to be a testimony to the king of the most powerful country on earth. His message to Pharoah was, “You don’t need me (or any other man)! You need […]

Hopes Given, Dashed, and Fulfilled (Genesis 40)

Genesis 40:14 But think on me when it shall be well with thee, and shew kindness, I pray thee, unto me, and make mention of me unto Pharaoh, and bring me out of this house: Joseph goes through many cycles of feeling hopeful that God is going to use Him and then having his hopes […]

An Overwhelming Sense of God and His Purpose (Genesis 39)

Genesis 39:2 2 And the Lord was with Joseph, and he was a prosperous man; and he was in the house of his master the Egyptian. The character of Joseph in this chapter and throughout his life is remarkable. He resists anger, sexual temptation, bitterness, and impatience. All through his life, he seems to show […]

God is the Hero! (Genesis 38)

Genesis 38:1 “And it came to pass at that time, that Judah went down from his brethren, and turned in to a certain Adullamite, whose name was Hirah.” Sometimes, we talk about the heroes of the faith, maybe based on Hebrews 11. But as I read the Bible, I am amazed at how flawed pretty much […]

What the Bible Teaches About the Second Coming

I. JESUS PROMISED TO RETURN John 14:1–4  1 Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. 2 In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. 3 And if I go and prepare […]

A Big Request – $91,752 in 5 months!

We need a miracle! We are asking God to provide over $90k over the next 5 months! The reason is to purchase a church building for Northwest Baptist Church in Derry/Londonderry, Northern Ireland. Over ten years ago, God led us to plant a church there. At that time, there were only two Baptist churches for […]