Living Family Podcast Devotions

The Word of God declares us forgiven in Jesus and so makes one new people, one united family, out of a whole world of different nations and races. These devotions are just one sampling of how a family comes together to grow as one in Christ in time and for eternity.

So, we give you this podcast, from our family to yours, that together we may be a “living family” in the Lord and his promise of eternal life.

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Famines & Fortunes | Genesis 47:13-26 Devotion

Famines & Fortunes | Genesis 47:13-26 Devotion

Going…going…gone. Not just the words for a home run, but what we see as the famine rages on and wipes out all the resources people have. What now? And we think the pandemic has been rough! Lord, have mercy and satisfy all our needs of body and soul! He does.

Music: Small portions from The Hot 8 Brass Band, “Love Will Tear Us Apart”

7-10-2020
Hugs ‘N Kisses | Genesis 45:14-end Devotion

Hugs ‘N Kisses | Genesis 45:14-end Devotion

You’ve heard that if you say one mean thing, it takes ten positive things to compensate in relationship communication. Joseph works very hard so that his brothers will be at peace with him and with each other as he looks forward to having the family join him in Egypt. May we all be such harmonizers and peace-seekers for the Lord’s sake!

Song: God Loves Me Dearly

7-4-2020
Together Again | Genesis 45:1-11 Devotion

Together Again | Genesis 45:1-11 Devotion

At last. The restoring of a brother to his family in the best ways…in the spirit of forgiveness and love. Watch Joseph go to work to comfort his brothers and calm their terrified hearts. What a moment for faith’s voice to be heard and love shared! Give that same gift to others today for Jesus’ sake!

Music: Oh, the Lord is Good to Me

7-2-2020
Silver Back | Genesis 44 Devotion

Silver Back | Genesis 44 Devotion

Elsie suggests a new podcast name before we work through the continued testing of Joseph’s brothers. Judah passes with flying colors, setting the scene for one of the most emotional events coming in the next chapter (and next devotion)! This Joseph Unit is too good.

Music: Ho-ho-ho-hosanna (third time at breakneck speed!)

6-26-2020
The Benjamin Special | Genesis 43:26-34 Devotion

The Benjamin Special | Genesis 43:26-34 Devotion

Turns out making up words to “He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands” isn’t that hard…or is it? Once we settle down, we get to a good meal and see brotherly love begin to overwhelm Joseph.

Song: He’s Got the Whole World In His Hands

6-19-2020
Let’s Do Lunch | Genesis 43:1-25 Devotion

Let’s Do Lunch | Genesis 43:1-25 Devotion

The suspense is killing us as we have been in the eyes of Joseph’s brothers while they keep wondering what is going on. A second trip to Egypt for food is made and, with Benjamin along, Joseph sets up lunch together…which only adds to their confusion and fear!

Music: He’s a Peach of a Savior

6-16-2020
Silver Sorrows | Genesis 42:27-38 Devotion

Silver Sorrows | Genesis 42:27-38 Devotion

Not everything is at it appears when Joseph’s brothers find their silver in the packs and driver their father nuts. Blessings are hiding in disguise for this family, a good reminder for all of us!

Music: I am Jesus’ Little Lamb

Genesis 42:27-38 | 6-15-2020
Past Revisited | Genesis 42:18-26

Past Revisited | Genesis 42:18-26

This story is just filled with opportunities to talk about pain with feel in relationships and how we heal them. The ten brothers still don’t recognize Joseph, but their past with him has come to bear on their hearts in full force. What to do with a history you are not proud of?

Song: I’m Feelin’ Good, Good, Good

Genesis 42:18-26 | 6-5-2020