Sermon and Bible Study Database
Author: Kent Berghuis
"Unfinished Business" or, "The Dream Almost Comes True" (Genesis 42) Intro: _______ naturally brings _______ which naturally brings _______ and ________. I. God will fulfill His plan (1-9). Why did Jacob keep Banjamin at home? Compare v. 9 with Joseph's earlier dream (37:5-9). Has the dream been fulfilled? II. God will always deal with sin in His time (10-28). A. Joseph's tests. Test 1: Everyone thrown in _______ for ____ days. Test 2: ________ kept in prison, others sent to bring __________. Test 3: Filled their bags with ________ as well as grain. B. The brothers' reactions. Reaction 1 (v. 21): They remember their crime against __________. Reaction 2 (v. 28): _______ is doing this to punish us! III. God's people must learn to deal with their sin correctly (29-38). Note verse 31. Were they "honest men"? Reuben makes an offer (v. 37). Is this a good way to deal with the situation? Jacob chooses to _______. Conclusion: Do you have any unresolved guilt in your life? God is at work right now teaching you to face it.