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Genesis Chapter 45 


Joseph’s Remarkable _______________________                          V. 1-8


From verses 1-8, write a paragraph describing what is so remarkable about Joseph’s perspective in these verses:






Verse 7 is key: “God sent me before you to preserve a posterity for you in the earth, and to save your lives by a great deliverance” 


What are some other verses in the Bible that say something like the truth communicated in Genesis 45:7?


Romans 8:28                       Genesis 50:20                     2 Cor. 1:3-4


There are two words of interest in verse 7:


P_______________________ – Hebrew Suym (Strong’s 7760)


The New Testament word would be Tithemi (Strong’s 5087)    


            -Acts 13:47


Posterity – Hebrew Sheeriyth (Strong’s 7611)


Elsewhere translated R_____________________!


 -Psalm 22:29-31                            -Haggai 1:14


Joseph’s administrative gifts kick in                                        V. 9-13


Do you remember the earlier prophecy of Genesis 15:12-16?


Things get emotional                                                                                V. 14-15


Kisses, crying, and catching up - Sounds like the title of a __________ song!



Pharaoh is excited for his number one employee                          V. 16-24


Sometimes we need to let people we’ve blessed _________________ us!


            -Galatians 6:6                                  -I Corinthians 9:11


For if the Gentiles have been partakers of their spiritual things, their duty is also to minister to them in material things.           -Romans 15:27


What an example of ________________ for us! And he shows that to truly forgive is to not hold it against the other person any longer. Joseph had experiences the mercy of God, and showed mercy to others!


So speak and so do as those who will be judged by the law of liberty. For judgment is without mercy to the one who has shown no mercy. Mercy triumphs over judgment.          -James 2:12-13



Now Jacob’s dreams come true                                                V. 25-28


Genesis 37:32-35


The chapter ends with Jacob committing to going down to Egypt – and that’s where we’ll pick it up next time!