Quest Men’s Bible Study  | May 12, 2021  |  Genesis 46-47


  • Join us at 7:00 am in the Parlor at The Shepherd’s Church. (Come a little early for coffee and a light breakfast.)
  • Do you have a health risk related to COVID-19? You can participate via Zoom using THIS LINK.
  • Immediately following the large group, we break into discussion / prayer groups. If you are not yet in a group, contact Scott Wylie. 

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Joseph 10 – A Journey, A Reunion, and An Introduction

  1. Jacob Journeys to Egypt (46:1-27)
  2. Jacob Is Reunited with Joseph (46:28-34)
  3. Pharaoh Meets Joseph’s Family (47:1-10)
  4. Joseph Administers His Policies (47:11-26)
  5. Jacob Prepares to Die (47:27-31)


  • Jacob sought God’s guidance and blessing as he traveled to Egypt.
    • QUESTION: When have you made a decision that proved to be foolish and outside of God’s blessing? What do you wish you would have done differently? What lessons did you learn through the process?
  • Jacob’s words in Genesis 47:9 remind us that life for the believer is a “pilgrimage”. In other words, life has a starting point and a goal. Every child of God should heed the admonition of Colossians 3:2 and set his affection “on things above, not on things on the earth.”
    • QUESTION: Read Hebrews 11:13-14; and 1Peter 2:11. How do these verses shape and inform the perspective we should have on this life?
  • What are some practical ways that living with eternity in mind midge shape the way a man lives his life?
    In Genesis 47, Jacob provides a beautiful picture of what it means to die in faith. We all, sooner or later, face the fact of our own death. 

    • QUESTION: Look through Genesis 47:29-31. What do you admire about Jacob from the way his life ended? What are some other examples you’ve encountered of someone who died well? What do you hope the end of your life on earth will be like?
  • In this passage, God graciously and abundantly provides for His people.
    • QUESTION: What are some things you can note about the way God provides for His people in this passage? What are some lessons we should learn? What might be some false conclusions that people could draw from God showing great favor to this clan?
  • Although our day is vastly different from Jacob’s, the principles of God’s purpose, guidance, and love remain the same. And we should seek to prove them in our daily lives, no matter what the difficulties may be.