April Scripture Writing Plan:
Genesis, Part 9
This month, we will be studying one of the most beautiful stories of reconciliation in Scripture. In these next few chapters, we will see Joseph come face-to-face with the brothers who considered killing him but decided to sell him into slavery, instead.
The love, forgiveness, and care Joseph shows his brothers reminds us of how God loves, forgives, and cares for those who have sinned against Him.
May this month of study bless you and grow you in your understanding of God’s mercy and grace.
Genesis, Part 9: Chapters 42-48
As a reminder, Genesis is written in the historical narrative style. This means that what is described in these pages of Scripture are to be taken as historical fact. This is not an allegory, figurative, or poetic language.
Here are some articles and sites I wanted to recommend for this portion of our walk through Genesis:
- The Book of Beginnings: Genesis
- Geneva Study Bible: Genesis
- John Gill’s Exposition of the Bible: Genesis
- Matthew Henry Commentary: Genesis
- Genesis (sermon series) — William Godfrey
- Chapters 37-50 (Joseph)
- The Life of Joseph — RC Sproul (MP3)
- The Life of Joseph — Geoff Thomas
- The Life of Joseph — Dr. Sinclair Ferguson (MP3)
- Pictures of Christ in the Old Testament: Joseph — Anthony Mathenia (MP3)
- Joseph: Because God Meant It for Good — John MacArthur
- Why Joseph is Not the Star of His Own Story… And Who Really Is (Genesis 42) — Voddie Baucham
- Is Providence Against You? Part 1 (Genesis 42) — Dr. Joel Beeke
- Is Providence against You? Part 2 (Genesis 42) — Dr. Joel Beeke
- Famine and Family (Genesis 42:1-38) — J. Ligon Duncan
- Corn in Egypt (Genesis 42:1, 2) — Charles Spurgeon
- A Discourse to the Despairing (Genesis 42:1, 2) — Charles Spurgeon
- Evening, May 21 (Genesis 42:2) — Charles Spurgeon
- Joseph’s Accusations (Genesis 42:7-17) — Ligonier
- A New Leaf for the New Year (Genesis 42:21) — Charles Spurgeon
- Do Not Sin Against the Child (Genesis 42:22) — Charles Spurgeon
- Rough, But Friendly (Genesis 42:25) — Charles Spurgeon
- Coram Deo, Convicting Mercy: Part 1 (Genesis 43) — Dr. Joel Beeke
- Coram Deo, Convicting Mercy: Part 2 (Genesis 43) — Dr. Joel Beeke
- The Brothers Return to Egypt (Genesis 43:1-34) — J. Ligon Duncan
- Joseph’s Final Three Tests : Part 1 (Genesis 44) — Dr. Joel Beeke
- Joseph’s Final Three Tests: Part 2 (Genesis 44) — Dr. Joel Beeke
- A Cup in the Sack (Genesis 44:1-34) — J. Ligon Duncan
- Forgiveness (Genesis 45) — Voddie Baucham
- The Most Significant Issue in the Christian Life (Genesis 45) — Voddie Baucham
- Joseph Reveals Himself (Genesis 45:1-3) — Ligonier
- Jesus and His Brethren (Genesis 45:1-5) — Charles Spurgeon
- I Am Joseph: Part 1 (Genesis 45:1-15) — Dr. Joel Beeke
- I Am Joseph: Part 2 (Genesis 45:1-15) — Dr. Joel Beeke
- The Reunion (Genesis 45:1-28) — J. Ligon Duncan
- Joseph And His Brothers (Genesis 45:3-5) — Charles Spurgeon
- Reasons Not to Fear: Part 1 (Genesis 45:16-46:27) — Dr. Joel Beeke
- Reasons Not to Fear: Part 2 (Genesis 45:16-46:27) — Dr. Joel Beeke
- Jacob and Doubting Souls a Parallel (Genesis 45:28) — Charles Spurgeon
- Israel in Egypt (Genesis 46:1-34) — J. Ligon Duncan
- Taking Spiritual Inventory: Part 1 (Genesis 46:28-47:12) — Dr. Joel Beeke
- Taking Spiritual Inventory: Part 2 (Genesis 46:28-47:12) — Dr. Joel Beeke
- The Unchanging God Cheering Jacob in His Change of Dwelling Place (Genesis 46:1-4) — Charles Spurgeon
- Evening, May 12 (Genesis 46:3,4) — Charles Spurgeon
- Prospering in Egypt: Part 1 (Genesis 47-48) — Dr. Joel Beeke
- Prospering in Egypt: Part 2 (Genesis 47-48) — Dr. Joel Beeke
- The Land of Goshen (Genesis 47:1-31) — J. Ligon Duncan
- Joseph Feeds the Earth (Genesis 47:13-22) — Ligonier
- Adoption (Genesis 48) — Voddie Baucham
- A Bit of History for Old and Young (Genesis 48:15,16) — Charles Spurgeon
- The Hand of God: Finding His Care in All Circumstances — Alistair Begg (book)
- Joseph and the Gospel of Many Colors: Reading an Old Story in a New Way — Voddie Baucham (book)
- Jacob and Egypt: The Sovereignty of God — John MacArthur (book) (ebook)
- The Life of Joseph — RC Sproul (teaching series)
Scripture Writing Process for Genesis, Part 9
Read the passage provided each day. If the passage is long, feel free to choose one or two verses to write out and dig deeper into.
Use these questions to help guide you in your daily study:
• What does this passage say?
• What does this passage mean?
• What does this passage tell me about God’s character?
• How does viewing God in this way change the way I view myself?
• How should I respond to this truth?
You do not have to answer every one of these questions every day. Rather, use them as a guide to really dig into what the passage says so that you can properly interpret and apply God’s Word to your life. If you need additional help in mining the Word of God, please read this article on How to Study the Bible that goes into more depth on the inductive Bible study method we use in answering the above questions.
Finish your time in the Word by writing out a prayer thanking God for this teaching and asking Him to help you apply it to your life today.
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