Sermon and Bible Study Database
Author: Kent Berghuis
"To Egypt and Back Again" or, "Can Wild Animals Be Tamed?" (Genesis 43-44) Intro: What things about people never change? What things about people can change? I. A Test for ______________ (ch. 43). A. Preparing for the second trip to Egypt (43:1-14). How has Judah changed? How does Jacob change in response? B. The reception in Egypt (43:15-25). Compare this reception to the first time they met Joseph. How do you think the brothers felt? C. The "power lunch" (43:26-34). Joseph did two unusual things at this lunch: 1: 2: Why? II. The test for ___________ (ch.44). A. The test ____________ (44:1-17). 1. The accusation (1-5). 2. The defense (6-9). 3. The penalty (10). 4. The evidence (11-13). 5. The verdict (14-17). B. The test ___________ (44:18-34). Judah offers himself as Benjamin's __________. This reminds us of __________ _________ who is a substitute for our sins. Conclusion: Are you willing to change the parts of your life that don't please God?