Category Archives: Joseph’s story

Scene 5 – Life at the family reunion

These words reveal the stronger and deeper commitment that held Joseph through all his dark, confusing and painful years. Continue reading

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Scene 4 – Life as a ruler in Egypt

Another abrupt and unexpected change was in store for Joseph. Continue reading

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Scene 3 – Life as a prisoner

Often in life we become the object of other people’s passions. Joseph was the object of parental favoritism, sibling envy and hatred and now lust and false accusation by Potiphar’s wife. Continue reading

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Scene 2 – Life as a slave

  Audio message for all five scenes: Play Audio! At the vulnerable age of seventeen, (at the hands of his very own brothers), Joseph was ripped from his family and sold into slavery. “So when Joseph came to his brothers, … Continue reading

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When life takes painful turns

Joseph’s story teaches us how to protect our hearts from the poison of bitterness and the prison of despair. Continue reading

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When life hurts

When bad things happen to us that we cannot directly control and that prayer will not immediately change, we might find ourselves wrestling through dark nights of the soul concerning how God relates to the hardships of life. Continue reading

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Responding to the Hurts and Disappointments of Life

  Each week I provide notes from my sermon and an audio link for a group that meets on Wednesday nights at our Church. We call the group Merge. The purpose for it is to provide a smaller setting for … Continue reading

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