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This Weeks Lesson:

We Believe

In Redemption

(Not Just Knowing What, but Why?)

The Redemption of Joseph”

Genesis 37-50 New International Version

Key Verse

You intended to harm me, but god intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.” Genesis 50:20 NIV

Definitions

Redemption (apolutrosis) – to ransom in full; deliverance, salvation.

*Providence “God guiding and sustaining humanity, especially those in covenant relationship with him.” Dr. A. R. Bernard

Who needs redemption in the following passages?

Genesis 39:1-23 –

40:1-23 –

41:1-24 –

Who is redeemed and how?

41:25-37 –

41:38-57 –

The Redemption of Joseph’s Brothers

42:1-20

1. Who came to Egypt and what were they seeking?

2. What did Joseph require of the brothers?

42:21-38

3. What did the brothers believe about Joseph’s requirement?

4. How did Joseph respond to his brothers and what action did he take?

5. Who, again, steps up as a redeemer?

43:1-15

6. Who is still being held for ransom and what is the requirement for his release?

43:16-34

7. How does Joseph favor Benjamin?

44:1-34

8. Who does Joseph hold for ransom and who steps up as a redeemer?

9. Why do you think Joseph is playing these games with his brothers?

45:1-28

10. Why and how does Joseph reveal his identity?

11. According to verse 7, how is the providence of God displayed?

The Redemption of Israel – 46:1-7; 28-34; 47:1-11; 27-31

12. How has Israel been redeemed?

The Bondage of Egypt – 47:13-26

13. How does Egypt end up in bondage to Pharoah?

The Redemption of Joseph – 48:1-22

14. What blessing does Jacob place upon the sons of Joseph?

49:33; 50:12-21; 22-26 (Exodus 13:19)

15. How is Joseph redeemed?