Rev. Zelwyn Heide studies Genesis 49:1-27 regarding the blessings and prophecies Jacob gives to his twelve sons concerning their future tribes, the promise that the Messiah would come through the line of Judah, and God’s faithfulness even to unfaithful people.
Rev. James Preus studies Genesis 47:20-48:22 regarding Jacob’s faith and confession of the two natures in Christ, the blessing of Joseph’s sons in the way of the Gospel, and the Trinitarian blessing Ephraim and Manasseh received.
Rev. Bryan Wolfmueller studies Genesis 47:13-28 reagarding the economic realities of the famine in Egypt and Canaan, Joseph’s God-given wisdom in his vocation of administering Egypt, and the preaching of the Lord’s Word that happened in Egypt during this time.
Rev. Sean Smith studies Genesis 46:28-47:12 regarding how Judah points to the fulfillment in Christ, the importance of Goshen as the place the LORD settled Israel, the Christian life of sojourning, and the blessing of Jacob fulfilled in Jesus Christ.
Rev. James Preus and guest host Rev. Shawn Linnell study Genesis 45:21-46:27 regarding how Jesus is a type of Christ, the fear of the brothers at Joseph’s reveling himself and Joseph’s grace toward them, the importance of sacrifices, and what this genealogy means.
Rev. Adam Koontz and guest host Rev. Shawn Linnell study Genesis 45:1-20 regarding the nuance of Joseph’s relationship and self-reveal to his brothers as well as God providence in the midst of hardship which foreshadows Christ.
Rev. Greg Truwe studies Genesis 44:14-45:3 regarding whether Joseph could actually perform divination, Judah’s confession and act of sacrifice, Joseph’s role in Egyptian governance, and the consequences of Joseph revealing himself to his brothers. Rev. Fisk also passes the hosting baton to Rev. Timothy Appel, who begins hosting July 1, 2019.
Rev. Sean Kilgo studies Genesis Joseph’s testing of his brothers, the troubled consciences of Joseph’s brothers, trusting in the midst of calamities, and confessing secret sins and getting what’s not deserved.
Rev. Matthew Wietfeldt studies Genesis 42:29-43:14 regarding foretelling the history of Israel, how Joseph is a type of Christ, and the implications of this passage on pastoral care and waiting on God’s timing.
Rev. Harrison Goodman studies Genesis 42:1-28 regarding God’s means and God’s Will, how God preserves us in truth even when it seems bad to humans, Joseph’s love of his family, and why the conscience matters.