Genesis 37

 

1.  Where did Jacob dwell? 

 

2.  Explain the family dynamics in Joseph’s family.  Verses 1-4

 

 

3.  What were the dreams that Joseph had and what did they mean?

            Verses 6-8 ______________________________________________

            Verses 9-10 _____________________________________________

 

4.  What lesson do you learn from the coat of many colors?  Verse 3.

 

 

5.  Why did Israel send Joseph to check on his brothers, didn’t he know the tension between them?  What do you think?  V. 14

 

 

6.  What do you learn about Joseph from verses 15-17

 

 

7.  What was the reaction of the brothers when they saw Joseph coming?  V. 18-20

 

 

8.  What kind of death did they plan and then what did they really do?  Why did they change their original plan?  Verses 20-28

 

 

9.  Describe how you think Joseph felt and reacted to what his brothers were doing.

 

 

10.  Read v. 29.  Why did Reuben return to the pit?

 

 

11.  What did they do with the coat of many colors?  Verses 31-33

 

 

12.  What was Jacob’s reaction?  V. 34-36.

 

 

13.  When a person is killed, does how they die effect the way a person grieves and feels about their death?

 

 

14.  Why did they sell Joseph to the Midianites?  V. 36

 

15.  This chapter outlines the life of Joseph and his brothers.  It presents several characteristics of sibling rivalry that we can learn from.  Next to the verses indicated, list both the negative and then the positive side of what they were doing.  Then decide which way you want God to help you to be.

 

                        Negative                                               Positive

            v. 2      _____________________                  _________________________ Jam 4:11

            v. 3      _____________________                  _________________________ Rom 5:8

            v. 4      _____________________                  _________________________ Phil 4:13

            v. 5      _____________________                  _________________________ Pro 27:2

            v. 8      _____________________                  _________________________ 1Jn 3:15

            v.11     _____________________                  _________________________ Gen 4:9

            v. 14    _____________________                  _________________________

            V. 20   _____________________                  _________________________

            v. 21    _____________________                  _________________________

            v. 23    _____________________                  _________________________ Pro 12:10

            v. 26    _____________________                  _________________________

            v. 28    _____________________                  _________________________ Heb 11:16

            v. 31    _____________________                  _________________________ Rom 12:17

            v. 33    _____________________                  _________________________

 

 

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