“Soon I will die,” Joseph told his brothers, “but God will surely come to help you and lead you out of this land of Egypt. He will bring you back to the land he solemnly promised to give to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob.” (Genesis 50:24, NLT) Genesis 50:22-26; Hebrews 11:22 When we come […]


“But don’t be upset, and don’t be angry with yourselves for selling me to this place. It was God who sent me here ahead of you to preserve your lives.” (Genesis 45:5, NLT) Genesis 42-45 Forgiveness is one of the hardest things we are called to do as followers of Christ. It is human nature […]


“But the Lord was with Joseph in prison and showed him His faithful love.” (Genesis39:21, NLT) Genesis 38-41 Most of us, fortunately, will not spend time in a literal prison in our lifetimes. But we can find ourselves imprisoned by our circumstances (illness, financial struggles, family problems) or by our own negative emotions (envy, bitterness, […]


“And we know that in all things, God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose.” (Romans 8:28, NLT) Genesis 37  The same question gets asked in a variety of forms: Where is God when it hurts? Why do bad things happen to good people? How […]

Week 4: The Flood/Rainbow

For forty days the flood kept coming on the earth, and as the waters increased they lifted the ark high above the earth. Genesis 7:17 Genesis 7:9-17 It is easy to trust God when things are going your way, but when the pathway seems unclear or you start to hit roadblocks, trust does not always come […]

Week 3: Noah Builds the Ark

Noah did everything just as God commanded him. Genesis 6:22 Genesis 6 Have you ever been made fun of for doing the right thing? Maybe everyone else was cheating on a test, but you decided not to or you stood up for a friend who was being bullied. It can be hard to do the […]

Week 2: Adam and Eve

When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it. Genesis 3:6 Genesis 3 As a child, the idea of getting […]

Week 1: Creation

God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground.” Genesis 1:28 Genesis 1-2 Have you ever house-sat before? Usually it includes a long list of responsibilities […]

Lesson 5 – Share/Story of Paul the Evangelist

When I am with those who are weak, I share their weakness, for I want to bring the weak to Christ. Yes, I try to find common ground with everyone, doing everything I can to save some. I do everything to spread the Good News and share in its blessings.1 Corinthians 9:22-23 Acts 7:57-8:3; 9:1-25; […]

Lesson 4 – Serve/Story of Aquila and Priscilla

Don’t just pretend to love others. Really love them. Hate what is wrong. Hold tightly to what is good. Love each other with genuine affection, and take delight in honoring each other. Never be lazy, but work hard and serve the Lord enthusiastically. Rejoice in our confident hope. Be patient in trouble, and keep on […]