• David Rogers

Trusting God Despite our Misfortunes


Trusting God despite our Misfortunes

Genesis 45:4-8

4 So Joseph said to his brothers, “Come near to me, please.” And they came near. And he said, “I am your brother, Joseph, whom you sold into Egypt. 5 And now do not be distressed or angry with yourselves because you sold me here, for God sent me before you to preserve life. 6 For the famine has been in the land these two years, and there are yet five years in which there will be neither plowing nor harvest. 7 And God sent me before you to preserve for you a remnant on earth, and to keep alive for you many survivors. 8 So it was not you who sent me here, but God. He has made me a father to Pharaoh, and lord of all his house and ruler over all the land of Egypt" (Gen. 45:4-8, ESV)

Truth #1: Jesus draws sinners near!

4 So Joseph said to his brothers, “Come near to me, please.” And they came near. And he said, “I am your brother, Joseph, whom you sold into Egypt.

"Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need" (Hebrews 4:16, ESV)

Truth #2: There is hope in Christ!

5 And now do not be distressed or angry with yourselves because you sold me here, for God sent me before you to preserve life. 6 For the famine has been in the land these two years, and there are yet five years in which there will be neither plowing nor harvest."

"For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through Him." (John 3:17, ESV)

"And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose." (Romans 8:28, ESV)

LifeGroup Notes: -

Week 3 - Trusting God Despite our Misfortunes

As a group, split up into three groups. One group read Job 1:1-5, another Job. 1:6-12, and another Job 13-19. Each group will summarize the questions below for the entire group.

The context of the misfortune.

1. Group #1, summarize what is happening in Job 1:1-5.

2. Group #2, summarize what is happening in Job 1:6-12.

3. Group #3, summarize what is happening in Job 1:13-19.

Further Misfortune

4. Group #1, summarize Job 2:1-7.