When God Confronts Us (Genesis 42)

Main Point: Christ uses the circumstances of our lives to confront us, call us, and claim us as his own.


  1. Joseph Tests (vv. 1-20)

  2. The Brothers Admit (vv. 21-28)

  3. Jacob Resigns (vv. 29-38)

Additional Sermon Content


Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Give careful thought to do what is honorable in everyone’s eyes. If possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. Friends, do not avenge yourselves; instead, leave room for God’s wrath, because it is written, Vengeance belongs to me; I will repay, says the Lord.

Romans 12:17-19


When I kept silent, my bones became brittle from my groaning all day long. For day and night your hand was heavy on me; my strength was drained as in the summer’s heat.

Psalm 32:3-4


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