Pharaoh has absolutely everything—but in reality he has nothing. Joseph has absolutely nothing—but in reality he has everything. Joseph’s encounter with Pharaoh has echoes of revelation, illumination, identity, and suffering, all of which find their fulfillment in Christ.
DISCUSSION QUESTIONS FOR SHEPHERD GROUPS
- What is one thing about this message that was particularly helpful, challenging, or encouraging for you?
- Read and discuss Genesis 41. What “Bible echos” do you note in these verses?
- What is the difference between knowledge and wisdom? What is biblical revelation? How is that different from human knowledge or human wisdom?
- What are some vital things God has revealed to you in your life? How did He reveal those things?
- Discuss the following statement: “The gospel is best communicated where the conviction of those who believe it can be seen by those who don’t.” How have you observed or experienced this?
- Where do you note the theme of identity in Joseph’s life? What has shaped your identity?
- What difficulties in Joseph’s life did God use for something good? What difficulties in your life have you seen God use for something good?
- What is an area or situation in your life where you need to let wisdom speak instead of the noise of the world?
- How is Jesus the ultimate fulfillment of the divine revelation of Scripture? How does the gospel “scream” out to us?