Joseph's Surprise Reveal


The Great Dreamer and the Gracious Deliverer // Genesis 45:1-28

From the sermon series, "The Great Dreamer & Gracious Deliverer" Where is God when evil seems to get the upper hand? The story of Joseph, as he revealed himself to his brothers after being presumed dead for 20 years, gives perspective to this troubling question.




By Dr. Jerry Rueb

Everyone’s life story has unexpected twists and turns. Some turns leave you breathless in the clouds while other twists leave you exhausted in the dumps. Have you ever been falsely accused? Have you suffered unjustly for something you had no control over? The turbulent and terrific life of Joseph teaches us lessons on facing life’s extreme situations. How would you handle being your father’s favorite but abandoned by your brothers? How would you act if you were literally a slave or a prisoner held without cause? On the other hand, what would you be like if you were the ruler of the world? Just like you, Joseph had to deal with a life of ups and downs. What kept Joseph from cracking under the pressure? What held him together when his world was blowing apart? Joseph knew God, trusted God and hoped in God with amazing tenacity and grace. You can do the same no matter what life throws at you if you learn some powerful life lessons from Joseph.