Studies on the Life of Joseph

Dr. Claude Mariottini - Professor of Old Testament

Recently, my pastor Jeff Griffin, Senior Pastor of The Compass Church in Naperville preached a series of sermons on the life of Joseph. In presenting the story of Joseph, Jeff titled the series “Whiplash” and compared Joseph’s life with a roller coaster.

Jeff’s sermons deal with the ups and downs, the twists and turns of Joseph’s life. Jeff uses a roller coaster to illustrate Joseph’s life. When a person follows God, life will have its ups and downs; life is not a straight destination. When God is in control of our lives, life will bring its ups and downs, good times and bad times, twists and turns that we did not expect.

The life of Joseph was like a roller coaster. The title of the series “Whiplash” refers to the abrupt change of direction in Joseph’s life that resulted in years of suffering and humiliations which eventually ended up with…

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