In this sermon, Rev. C.H. Spurgeon explores the story of Joseph from the book of Genesis. He focuses on the archers who attacked Joseph, the strength he found in God, and the parallel between Joseph and Christ. This study guide will help you reflect on the sermon and apply its message to your own life.

Discussion Questions

  1. How did the archers attack Joseph? What were the different forms of attack he faced?
  2. How did Joseph’s bow abide in strength? What does this teach us about finding strength in God?
  3. What does it mean for the arms of Joseph’s hands to be made strong by the hands of the mighty God of Jacob? How does God strengthen us in our trials?
  4. How does the story of Joseph parallel the life of Christ? In what ways did Christ also face attacks and find strength in God?
  5. How can we apply the lessons from Joseph’s story to our own lives? How can we find strength in God when we face attacks or trials?


Dear God, thank you for the story of Joseph and the lessons we can learn from his life. Help us to find strength in you when we face attacks or trials. Strengthen our faith and help us to trust in your power and provision. May we follow the example of Joseph and Christ, finding our refuge in you. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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