Life’s Tough Questions Study Guide
The Story of Joseph Week Two: Do you know why you were born?
Sunday October 9, 2016
- Have you ever been lost before? Where were you? How did you find your way back?
- Have you ever felt out of place? Where were you? What were the circumstances? What emotions did you experience?
- What insights, questions, or key observations do you have from Sunday’s message?
- On Sunday Jason made the point that when you know whose you are, you can thrive wherever you are. Joseph, though a slave, was able to achieve success and find favor as he served the Lord. Joseph was learning from his circumstances that the truth was not that he would be great, but rather that God would make him great.
- Read the following verses and jot down any questions, observations, or insights you have. Matthew 20: 26-28; Matthew 23:11-12; Mark 9:33-35; 2 Corinthians 4:16-18; Romans 12:1-3
- What do these verses teach us about power and influence?
- How does God use our circumstances? What does Jesus mean when he says the first will become last?
- What do these verses teach us about our circumstances? What are we to do when things get difficult?
- What are some of the ways Jesus modeled these verses to us?
- On Sunday Jason revealed the three lies that steal our identity and lead us away from God: I am what I do, I am what I own, and I am what others say I am. Which one of these lies affects you the most? What do you need to do to overcome this lie?
- Often times we forget the beautiful truth that we are God’s children. What areas of your life provide the biggest threat to you forgetting this truth? What steps do you need to take to protect your identity in Christ?