Life Lessons from Joseph
Four Week Video Series
Video teachings with leader guide that will take your students on a journey through the life of Joseph.
Download Leaders Guide to access main Scriptures, main points and small group questions for each week. Scroll down for videos.
The story of Joseph is an emotional roller coaster that contains timeless truths that all of us need to hear on repeat! From learning to forgive, to overcoming setbacks, to trusting in God’s Word, there are so many applications for the teenager trying to not only survive, but thrive in this world today. Cyndia Garris shares honestly how this story has impacted her life and challenges each of us to trust in God as fearlessly as Joseph does!
WEEK 1: GOD IS GOD OVER ALL
How do we handle it when life takes a downward turn? What happens when we feel let down, discouraged, and disappointed? One thing we can hold onto is God’s promises. They are true, he is with us, and we can anchor ourselves to him.
WEEK 2: DO WHAT IS PLEASING TO GOD
It won’t always be easy or convenient to follow God or obey his commands. In those moments where we are tempted to walk away from his path for our life, what will we choose? The story of Joseph shows us how powerful it is to trust God with our future, even when it costs us in the present.
WEEK 3: BE READY! GOD’S INVITATION WILL COME
God is working in your life right now to prepare you for what is to come. Do you believe that? You may not be able to see it yet, but God is working! How can we partner with his work in preparing us for all he has for us?
WEEK 4: FORGIVENESS IS FOR EVERYONE
Forgiveness is not easy. The greater the wound, the harder it is. The story of Joseph challenges us so deeply to bring our pain and heartache to God, and allow him to walk us through the process of forgiveness. The gift is that his healing lies on the other side.
SPEAKER: Cyndia Garris
Cynda Garris is the Youth Director for both Arvada and Northwest Vineyard church. She joined our staff in 2018 because she loves high school and middle schoolers and wants to see them grow, transform, and fall more in love with Christ.
Cyndia has been working with youth since leaving the collegiate ministry of Campus Crusade for Christ (now known as CRU) at Ohio State University and has served faithfully in varying capacities as a Sunday School teacher and leader. Her passion is to see the Word of God become a guiding force in the lives of youth, while also seeing them grow in their hearts for each other and the community that surrounds them.
Cyndia is a graduate of The Ohio State University with a degree in Speech and Hearing Science. She and Corey have been married since 2003 and have three daughters, Ava, Rylee and Linda. In her spare time she loves to cheer on her beloved Ohio State Buckeyes, enjoys good food, reading good books, hanging out with friends, and competing in anything she can.