Discussion Questions for Ord. 19

  1. Does Genesis present Joseph as a completely sympathetic character? Why or why not? (Gen 37:1-4, 12-28)

  2. Does the good that comes from Joseph’s success in Egypt lessen his brothers’ wrongs? Psa 105: 16-22)


  3. What faith did it take for Peter to step out of the boat? Why does he then begin to doubt? (Matt 14:22-33)


This week’s Reflect & Connect questions written by Melissa Tidwell.

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