Thursday, October 30, 2014

October 30, 2014

Read:  Genesis 39:1-5, 39:20-23, 41:37-41, 47:27

Explain the different ways Joseph faced some very difficult changes. Be specific. How did God work?

Given the results, how does this reveal “when” God often works? Why is this important to understand?

What can happen to our spiritual vision when times get tough? How is God challenging your perspective?

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

October 29, 2014

Read:   1 Corinthians 12:4-7, Romans 12:4-10, Ephesians 4:11-13

What is a gift of the Spirit? What is the ultimate purpose of a spiritual gift? Why is this important?

What gift/gifts has God given you? How can you know for sure? (i.e. the test)

How does this relate to being able to recognize when God is working? Give an example in your life.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

October 28, 2014

Read:   Acts 16:12-23, Matthew 5:11-23

How did God use Paul to plant a church in Philippi? What type of reaction did he get? Why?

How do these reactions indicate God is working? What would no reaction indicate?

In what way can this perspective be misunderstood? What is God teaching you about recognizing His work?

Monday, October 27, 2014

October 27, 2014

Read:   Genesis 39:1-5, 39:20-23, 41:37-41, 47:13-26

In what way did God use Joseph throughout his life? How did this impact others? Be specific.

What does this teach about recognizing when God is working? Why is this important to understand?

How do you think this currently applies to your life? Give an example. How does this encourage you?

Saturday, October 25, 2014

October 25, 2014

Read:  Genesis 47:7-12, Romans 11:33-34, Ephesians 3:20-21

In what way did Jacob live out Ephesians 3:20? What does this teach you about expectations and God working?

How can a limiting perspective about God prevent you from seeing Him work? Give an example.

How has today’s devotion encouraged you? Be specific. How can you do a better job of seeing God work?

Friday, October 24, 2014

October 24, 2014

Read:  Genesis 47:7-12, 14:16-20, 48:13-16

Why did Jacob bless Pharaoh when he met him? What was this highlighting about Jacob’s gratitude?

How was God using the Pharaoh in Jacob’s life? What does this imply about God using non-Christians?

How does this challenge the way you picture God working in your life? How could this be happening now?

Thursday, October 23, 2014

October 23, 2014

Read:  Genesis 12:10-12, 47:7-12

In what way would Jacob have been surprised by his encounter with Pharaoh? Why?

In what way would Pharaoh have been surprised by his encounter with Jacob? Be specific.

What does this highlight about how and when God works? How does this encourage you right now?