OIA for sermon on 04/15

This week Joe shared the story of Joseph. Genesis 37-50 will serve as the primary scripture text. The following is a list of OIA questions based on this message.
(See sermon page emmauscf.org/sermons/ for a complete list of scriptures used)

1. Are there any cultural or background issues that are important in understanding the listed passages?
2. What key word(s)/phrase(s) really stand(s) out to you in these passages of scripture? Why are/is they/it important?
3. Which scripture passage did you find most intriguing or interesting? Why?
4. What key word(s)/phrase(s) really stand(s) out to you in this passage of scripture? Why are/is they/it important?
5. If you had to sum up this large portion of scripture in a few sentences, what would they be?

1. Compare at least 3 of the used passages with at least 3 other Bible versions (NIV, ESV, NASB, NKJV, Ect.) What similarities/differences do you observe? Share with your group.
2. Are there any verbs, commands, prepositions, or conjunctions, that seemed to stand out (if any)? What? Why? Share.
3. Read through at least 2-3 commentaries on the listed passage and share what your learned with your group. Here are some free online resources. (http://net.bible.org) (http://www.blueletterbible.org/) (http://biblia.com)

1.How does looking at the full story of Joseph (12 chapters) in one sermon give a different perspective and understanding than just looking at small portions of the story?
2.What specific portion of the story of Joseph was most power to you? Why? Share.
3.How does this story help one in fully understanding the sovereignty of God? How could this portion of scripture be useful in ministering to a “hurting” brother or sister?
4.Where are you at personally with your acceptance of God’s sovereignty? Do you still struggle with it? Why? Share AND encourage.

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