The New Normal – Week 5


  • Take 15 minutes to share about what God is doing in your life, share prayer requests and pray together.


Main idea: 

Your attitude about change impacts the effect change has on you.


Going deeper:

  • In light of this week’s sermon, what is new information, challenged, or stood out to you?


Take turns reading Genesis 42

  • What was Jacob’s reason for not letting Benjamin go with his brothers?
  • How is it that Joseph recognized his brothers, but they didn’t recognize him?
  • What is Joseph’s purpose in being harsh with his brothers?
  • Is Joseph primarily seeking revenge or is he testing his brothers?
  • How do you see Joseph change throughout the story?
  • What parallels do you see between Joseph and and the redemption in his family, and the redemption of the gospel of Jesus?



  • How has learning about Joseph’s life of discouragement, testing, forgiveness and redemption equipped you better through this season? 
  • What is God redeeming in your life now? 
    • How can your group encourage you, hold you accountable and support you?
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