Forged in Affliction (Exodus 1)

Exodus 1:12 12 But the more they afflicted them, the more they multiplied and grew. And they were grieved because of the children of Israel. The nation of Israel was forged in the fires of great suffering and trial. God had big plans for them, but those plans began in the most unconventional way. They […]

No Condemnation (Genesis 50)

Genesis 50:15 15 And when Joseph’s brethren saw that their father was dead, they said, Joseph will peradventure hate us, and will certainly requite us all the evil which we did unto him. Following the death of their father, the brothers of Joseph once again were afraid that Joseph would seek vengeance for all the […]

Our Choices Matter (Genesis 49)

Genesis 49:1 1 And Jacob called unto his sons, and said, Gather yourselves together, that I may tell you that which shall befall you in the last days. God sovereignly gives man a will. God can overrule man’s choices, but our choices also impact our future. In Genesis 49, we see God working out his […]

Enjoy the Journey (Genesis 47)

Genesis 47:9 And Jacob said unto Pharaoh, The days of the years of my pilgrimage are an hundred and thirty years: few and evil have the days of the years of my life been, and have not attained unto the days of the years of the life of my fathers in the days of their pilgrimage […]

Youth Camp | Baptism in Northern Ireland

We are currently at youth camp in Wales. This is our third year to partner with Brimpton Baptist and Saron Chapel for youth camp. It is always a great time of fun and spiritual growth. The theme this year is “Marvelous Grace”, and it has been a joy to meditate on God’s grace to us. […]

Don’t Fall Out By the Way (Genesis 45)

Genesis 45:24 24 So he sent his brethren away, and they departed: and he said unto them, See that ye fall not out by the way. This is a beautiful chapter of reconciliation as Joseph reveals himself to his brothers and as they weep over each other after years of separation. There is shock and […]

Real Repentance (Genesis 44)

Genesis 44:12–13 And he searched, and began at the eldest, and left at the youngest: and the cup was found in Benjamin’s sack. Then they rent their clothes, and laded every man his ass, and returned to the city. The stage was nicely set for the brothers to do to Benjamin what they did to Joseph. […]

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 […]