Free online resources based on the Biblical story of Joseph, the son of Jacob. Joseph’s story can be found in the Bible in Genesis. See below for links to sermons, songs, stories and entertaining sites for the Joseph in Egypt story.
The LORD was with Joseph so that he prospered, and he lived in the house of his Egyptian master. When his master saw that the LORD was with him and that the LORD gave him success in everything he did, Joseph found favor in his eyes and became his attendant. Potiphar put him in charge of his household, and he entrusted to his care everything he owned. From the time he put him in charge of his household and of all that he owned, the LORD blessed the household of the Egyptian because of Joseph. The blessing of the LORD was on everything Potiphar had, both in the house and in the field. — Genesis 39:2-5 <NIV>
God had given Joseph a vision of his future as ruler over his brothers. Instead of quietly praising God, he boasted to his family about what God had revealed to him. His youthful pride was fuel to the fire of the envy that was already simmering among his brothers. Certainly God was able to elevate Joseph to rule over Egypt without him having to be sold as a slave, or thrown into prison on a false charge. But strife within Joseph’s family opened the door for Satan to come in and try to mess it all up.
In the end, Joseph’s faithfulness paid off in a big way. Whatever situation he found himself, God’s favor surrounded him and Joseph was promoted. When Joseph had the opportunity to go before Pharaoh, he gave all the credit to God. Pharaoh heard God’s wisdom through Joseph and immediately knew that he was the only man capable of saving Egypt from the coming famine. Pharaoh promoted Joseph and fulfilled God’s promise that he would be a great ruler. Joseph’s brothers meant him evil, but God made it all good for Joseph, his family and all of ancient Egypt.
But Joseph replied, “Don’t be afraid of me. Am I God, that I can punish you? You intended to harm me, but God intended it all for good. He brought me to this position so I could save the lives of many people. — Genesis 50:19-20 <NLT>
Read Joseph’s Story in five popular translations – AMP, KJV, HCSB, NIV, The Message:
Joseph – Key Events In His Life
Genesis 37 – Joseph is sold into slavery.
Genesis 39 – Potiphar’s wife accuses Joseph of attacking her.
Genesis 40 – Joseph in an Egyptian prison.
Genesis 41 – Joseph interprets Pharaoh’s dream.
Genesis 42 – Joseph’s brothers travel to Egypt.
Genesis 43 – Joseph’s brothers return to Egypt with Benjamin.
Genesis 44 – Joseph tests his brothers.
Genesis 45 – Joseph reveals himself to his brothers.
Genesis 48 – Jacob blesses Joseph’s sons.
Why Was Joseph Promoted?
Joseph was living by faith under the Blessing of God. This meant that God’s favor and grace was working and prospering everything Joseph did. Even though Satan did his best to thwart God’s plan, the favor of God was so strong on Joseph’s life that he was promoted from a slave in prison to the Prince of Egypt on the same day!
Check out all the wonderful Christian content linked below and learn more about Joseph.
Children’s Bible Stories – Scriptures and Adaptations on Joseph’s Story
How Joseph’s Dream Came True – A Bible story from Genesis 41-42
The Story of Joseph – Simple online story
Joseph – Part 1 – Another simple Joseph story based on Genesis 37
Joseph in Egypt – Part 2 – Based on Genesis 39-41
A Plea for Help – Part 3 – Based on Genesis 42-46
Children’s Stories – Original Fiction Based on Joseph’s Story
Echo In Egypt – A homeless cat befriends Joseph in prison.
A Coat and a Dream – A brief modern version and the classic Bible story
Children’s Activities, Crafts, Coloring Pages, Music, Plays & Poetry for the Joseph’s Story
The Story of Joseph – Craft ideas for the story of Joseph in the Bible
Joseph Sold Into Slavery – Coloring page of Joseph being sold by his brothers
Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphs – Write your name the way Joseph did in Ancient Egypt – Neat translator tool that can add some fun to your study of Joseph facing a new culture in Egypt.
Joseph Before Pharaoh – Coloring page of Joseph before Pharaoh
Joseph In Charge of Egypt – Coloring page of Joseph in charge
Joseph Is Reunited With His Brothers – Coloring page of Joseph’s brothers meeting Joseph in Egypt
Jacob Moves To Egypt – Coloring page of Jacob reunited with Joseph in Egypt
Song of Joseph – Sung to the tune “Good King Wenceslas”
Song of Joseph and His Brothers – Sung to the tune “Faith is the Victory”
In his dreams (Joseph!) – An online jukebox
Joseph’s Song – Sung to the tune of “London Bridge”
Children’s Sermons & Lessons on Joseph
Joseph & the Colorful Coat – Children’s sermon based on Genesis 37
Joseph and His Brothers – Children’s sermon based on Genesis 37
Echo In Egypt – A Bible lesson based on the story Echo in Egypt listed under Children’s stories above
Joseph & Jesus – Spiritual parallels between Joseph and Jesus
Devotions, Discussions & Sermons and Other Resources About Joseph
Joseph’s Beautiful Coat – Additional sources for Joseph
Joseph and His Coat of Many Colors – A devotion on Joseph and the parallels to Jesus
Joseph In the Bible – Compares the Joseph from the Old Testament to the Joseph in the New Testament.
Why Was Joseph Given a Coat of Many Colors? – Brief discussion of Joseph and his coat
Who Were Joseph and His Brothers? – Brief discussion of Joseph’s family and descendents
God Has Something Special For You – Sermon Outline on Joseph from Genesis 37:1-11
How To Thrive In the Prisons of Life – Sermon Outline on Joseph from Genesis 39:20-23
Joseph: The Son of Jacob – Part 1 – A lengthy narrative that ends with Joseph being made ruler in Egypt.
Joseph: The Son of Jacob – Part 2 – Continues the story of Joseph until his death in Egypt
Coat of Many Colors – A summary of the life of Joseph
Joseph In Ancient Egyptian History – Evidence of Joseph in Egyptian archaeology
Has Joseph’s Tomb Been Found In Egypt? – Interesting article from Zola Levitt ministries
Joseph – A secular view of Joseph from the Bible
Joseph and Potiphar’s Wife – Paintings of her pursuit of Joseph throughout history
Ancient Egypt – Information on ancient Egypt from the British Museum
Ancient Egypt – A Secular view of ancient Egypt
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