Joseph the Forgiver
OBJECTIVE: To understand and apply Joseph’s attitude of forgiveness.
Feasting on the Word:
Genesis 41:38-41, 53-57
Genesis 44:14-15, 18-29
Genesis 45:1-11, 14-15
How powerful did Pharaoh make Joseph in the land of Egypt?
How much grain was stored and under Joseph’s control?
Who sent Joseph’s brothers to Egypt? Why?
How did Joseph respond when he saw his brothers?
What did Joseph ask his brothers to bring back to him from their home?
How did Jacob feel about sending Benjamin with his brothers?
What caused Joseph to weep at different times in the story?
Compare the way Joseph’s brothers cared for Joseph as a lad and their care
of Benjamin. Do you think they had repented?
How did Joseph show his feelings about his brothers and father at the end of
Did Joseph have to tell his brothers who he was? Did he have to forgive
Who did Joseph say was responsible for his ending up in Egypt? How did his
faith in God help Joseph to repair his relationship with his family?
Think of a time a family member or another person wronged you in some
way. How did it make you feel? Was it easy to forgive? Have you ever
needed forgiveness? How did it feel to be forgiven? How can you use
Joseph’s story of faith, repentance, and forgiveness as a godly model to
mend relationships in your own life?
Family Project: Take time to work on your family project. (Refer to list.)