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.
Sharper Iron & Truth in Genesis: The Sacrifice of a Son
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.
Sharper Iron & Truth in Genesis: The Playful Charade
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.
Sharper Iron & Truth in Genesis: Not Worth Comparing
Rev. David Appold studies Genesis 41:37-57 regarding how Joseph is publicly installed in his highly exalted position even after suffering at is brother’s hands and his unjust treatment in the house of Potiphar.
Sharper Iron & Truth in Genesis: God’s Will and the East Wind
Rev. Adam Koontz studies Genesis 41:1-36 regarding whether God reveals His will through dreams, if our dreams have significance like Pharoah’s did, how a wise and discerning man behaves, and what we do in the face of an uncertain future.
Sharper Iron & Truth in Genesis: The Complete Revelation of Jesus
Rev. Zelwyn Heide studies Genesis 40:1-23 regarding God’s providence, Potiphar’s small change of heart, God speaking through dreams, seeking interpretations from God, and why we should rely on God rather than men.
Sharper Iron & Truth in Genesis: Filial Humiliation
Rev. Stephen Preus studies Genesis 39:1-23 regarding how Joseph’s humiliation leads to his exaltation, how the Lord was with Joseph for the entirety of his time with Potiphar and in prison, Joseph’s example of consistently resisting temptation and his constant faithfulness, and Potiphar’s reaction to his wife’s actions.
Sharper Iron & Truth in Genesis: Tawdry Acts and Redemption
Rev. Sean Daenzer studies Genesis 38:1-30 regarding how the actions in this story are all sinful and not given as an example of good behavior, law and the value of promises regarding Tamar’s actions, and where we find Christ in these passages.
Sharper Iron & Truth in Genesis: The Comforting Silence of God
Rev. Samuel Wirgau studies Genesis 37:12-36 regarding what leads to the evils carried out by Joseph’s brothers, why this planned premeditated murder is especially heinous, why God allows this to happen, how we see Jesus in this text, and how this story fits into the salvation story.
Sharper Iron & Truth in Genesis: Similarity-ology
Rev. Gaven Mize studies Genesis 37:2b-11 regarding the chiastic structure of these verses, whether God uses dreams to speak, how Joseph’s narrative is a capstone to Genesis, how Joseph is the most “Christ-like” patriarch, and symbols in revelations and apocalypses.