Alumni Bible Study

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I am a Christian family man, Lay Pastor and writer from Deep East Texas. I love life, and I enjoy working with young people. I have published two books; "A Small Mind Among Tall Trees" and "God If You Are Not Too Busy, Can You Give Me a Hand". If you want to obtain a copy drop me an e-mail or go to or barnesand . I have been a salesman, cowman and athlete in my past. I still have a strong sense of humor and am not afraid to use it.

Monday, July 24, 2006

Genesis 37:1-11

Relax, Read and Reflect
Prayer, Lord, Open my heart and open my mind and help me learn. Go-Fight-Win. Amen.
Genesis 37
Joseph's Dreams
1 Jacob lived in the land where his father had stayed, the land of Canaan.
2 This is the account of Jacob. Joseph, a young man of seventeen, was tending the flocks with his brothers, the sons of Bilhah and the sons of Zilpah, his father's wives, and he brought their father a bad report about them.
3 Now Israel loved Joseph more than any of his other sons, because he had been born to him in his old age; and he made a richly ornamented [
a] robe for him. 4 When his brothers saw that their father loved him more than any of them, they hated him and could not speak a kind word to him.
5 Joseph had a dream, and when he told it to his brothers, they hated him all the more. 6 He said to them, "Listen to this dream I had: 7 We were binding sheaves of grain out in the field when suddenly my sheaf rose and stood upright, while your sheaves gathered around mine and bowed down to it."
8 His brothers said to him, "Do you intend to reign over us? Will you actually rule us?" And they hated him all the more because of his dream and what he had said.
9 Then he had another dream, and he told it to his brothers. "Listen," he said, "I had another dream, and this time the sun and moon and eleven stars were bowing down to me."
10 When he told his father as well as his brothers, his father rebuked him and said, "What is this dream you had? Will your mother and I and your brothers actually come and bow down to the ground before you?" 11 His brothers were jealous of him, but his father kept the matter in mind.
Genesis 37:3 The meaning of the Hebrew for richly ornamented is uncertain; also in verses 23 and 32.
Joseph is one of the younger brothers, but his mother was Rachel-the favorite wife. Joseph obviously had a lot of talent, and was not afraid to show it. He became his fathers favorite boy, and his brothers grew to resent him.
One of his many talents was the ability to interpret dreams, and he had one. Brashly, he told his brothers the dream-and it’s meaning. When your little brother tells you that one day you will bow to him, bad things happen. Jacob does not make things any better. He gives his favorite child an ornate robe, while his brothers were given work clothes.
We do not get along with our siblings, I know my brothers and I fought like cats and dogs,(literally- there was biting and scratching.) When one-especially a younger one cops an attitude of superiority, bad things will happen.
Prayer- Lord- Help me get along with all people, and help me show my family dignity and respect. Go-Fight-Win. Amen.
Things to do- Read Genesis 37:12-36


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