The life of Joseph is one full of emotional highs and lows. His road to achieving God’s purpose involved many dark, painful moments. In many ways, Joseph is a type of Jesus, and his unfailing dedication to God and sacrificial level of forgiveness raised the bar for human character. There are multiple parallels: he wrought salvation for those who betrayed and rejected him, his road to exaltation came through suffering and humiliation, he was sold for a sum of silver, he was betrayed by those who were close to him, he showed forgiveness to those who attempted to kill him, and he was the one that all turned to for salvation.
Dustin Abbott is an ordained minister with the United Pentecostal Church International and serves as the Pastor of Emmanuel Lighthouse United Pentecostal Church in Pembroke, Ontario, Canada. A fifth generation minister, he attended Christian Life College in Stockton, California prior to entering the ministry. Dustin has been happily married to Lana since 1997 and is the father of Samuel, Jazzlyn, and Ryan. He is the Dean of the Ontario Leadership Training Center campus in Ottawa, Ontario, and also serves on the board of Northeast Christian College. He has happily committed himself to a lifetime of the study of God’s word.