• A Strange Vocation by

    Some of us may feel that our vocation does not really contribute to the kingdom of God. Perhaps Joseph felt the same way while he was serving as Potiphar’s slave in Egypt. We can only speculate. But what we …

  • The Dreamer by

    Often when we tell others about an unusual dream that we had, they in turn affirm its peculiarity with laughter and proceed to ask a number of questions to try to interpret it for us. Jacob’s beloved son, Joseph …

  • The Meaning of Dreams by

    Have you ever had a dream that recurs throughout your life? If so, then you are not alone. But what shall we make of dreams? Joseph told his dreams to his brothers and it landed him into slavery. He later …

  • The Silver Cup by

    We all know we are sinners. We all know that we are not perfect. Any Bible believing Christian would admit that. But what are you really capable of in your sinful condition? When the sons of Jacob were accused of …

  • The Timing of God’s Providence by

    When Joseph found himself in an Egyptian prison, he had made some friends by helping to interpret their dreams. As a sign of gratitude, they promised to put in a good word for him upon their release. From outward appearances …

  • A Plea for the Guilty by

    Movie theaters show previews before the feature film to give their audience a taste of future motion pictures. The hope is that, after catching a glimpse of the story, they will want to return and see the whole film. In …

  • The Meeting by

    The great Jonathan Edwards wrote a sermon entitled “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God.” In that sermon he demonstrated that unrepentant sinners have nothing to look forward to other than the unmitigated wrath of an angry God. But …

  • The Test by

    Scripture says that the fear of God is the beginning of wisdom. It also says that we can expect trials and tests throughout our lives. One of the best examples of fear and testing is found in the book of …

  • Take Me Back to Canaan by

    Where was God when Joseph was sold into slavery? Was God’s plan for Joseph an afterthought? How do we explain the presence of evil in God’s divine plan for His people? These questions are not mere theoretical speculations …

  • Pharaoh’s Steward by

    During the seven years of famine, people went to Joseph looking for food. Rather than give it to them without cost, Joseph had them pay for it. Was this extortion? Was God’s man taking advantage of the people’s …

  • The Revelation by

    It has been said that power corrupts. This truism is often played out in the sphere of sinful human beings, but not always. Joseph was a man who had the power of Pharaoh in his hand. Yet the power he …

  • True Success by

    How do you measure true success? It isn’t always measured in dollars and cents. This is something Joseph had to learn while he was in Egypt. So what does it mean to be a successful Christian? What can we …

  • From Prison to Prominence by

    Who would have thought that a Hebrew shepherd boy would grow up to be the prime minister of Egypt? Joseph found himself in places and predicaments that can only be attributed to God’s providence. What was it that brought …

  • It’s Not as it Seems by

    All of us experience feelings of despair from time to time. We often feel that things are, not only not going our way, but instead, that they are against us. Accompanying those feelings are feelings of being forgotten by God …

  • Sitting at Joseph’s Table by

    It seemed that Jacob had everything to lose when he sent his sons to Egypt on a mission of securing food for his family. After hearing that his son Simeon was being held captive until the brothers brought back the …