Scripture Verses

Genesis 37-50; Romans 12:13-21

Worship Playlist

Great Things by Phil Wickham

King of My Heart by Bethel Music

Yet Not I but Through Christ In Me by Shane & Shane

Study Questions

  1. How have you been negatively affected by the madness (or evil) of people? Share an example you are comfortable sharing.
  2. How do people typically react to those who have hurt them during times of affliction?
  3. Read Genesis 39:21, 41:51-52. How was God providentially a part of Joseph’s narrative? Where is God in your story? Where is there evidence of God’s comfort? How has God enabled you to thrive despite the affliction(s) you’ve experienced in life?
  4. What would it have been like to be governed by Joseph? Does it seem ironic that people equated God’s favor with being “slaves” under Joseph’s administration (Genesis 47:25)?
  5. Read Romans 12:12. What does it look like to live out Romans 12:12 during times of affliction?
  6. Read Romans 12:13-21. What does it look like to be merciful to those who have caused you great pain?
  7. What do we learn about Joseph and Romans 12:13-21 mercy from the ending of Genesis?
  8. Judah offers his life to Joseph to spare Benjamin. How does this foreshadow the mercy of the Lion of Judah, the Promised Christ, the offspring of Eve?
  9. What is God’s strategy for destroying evil within us and all around us?

Madness of Mercy

Dr. Jon Morrissette - 11/28/2021