Joseph began life as the youngest son of Jacob shepherding his father’s flock with his brothers in Canaan (modern day Lebanon). Later he became Prime Minister of the Egyptian Empire at a time of great crisis and uncertainty. Yet throughout all of this his faith in God was influential both upon himself and those who were part of his life. In no way did Joseph live a perfect life, nevertheless he was extremely influential on many occasions. Similarly we acknowledge that none of us will live a perfect life yet God in his mercy and grace still longs to work in and through our lives. Each one of us has a unique circle of influence into which God can use us to speak truth, offer hope and introduce others to the love of God revealed perfectly in Jesus. We’re going to explore Genesis 37 -50 to discover what lessons we can learn from Joseph, a life of influence.