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Life of Joseph #5: Joseph and His Brothers Round 2: A Shot at Redemption
or What Comes Around Goes Around

New Message Series: The Life of Joseph

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Life of Joseph #5: Joseph and His Brothers Round 2: A Shot at Redemption
or What Comes Around Goes Around
Genesis 42-47

Yes! We are rounding a corner in the Joseph story and heading for the home stretch.  It’s a tossup of what is going to happen next as Joseph’s brothers are sent by Jacob to get grain from Egypt because of severe famine in the land.  And they end up coming face to face with Joseph.  Joseph recognizes them, they do not recognize him.  A series of events unfold in rapid succession.  What will Joseph do?  What comes around goes around, “Eye for eye and tooth for tooth…” a time for revenge?  Or is it a time for redemption? 
 
The events of Genesis 42-45:15 are stunning and have echoes forward and backward throughout the entirety of Scripture from beginning to end.  Read Genesis 42-45:15 before Sunday and ponder.  What would you have done if the brothers who betrayed you showed up years later as you hold the power of their lives in your hands?  This section of Scripture looks back at the Garden of Eden and points forward to the Gospel of Jesus Christ!

Gonna be a super Sunday, looking forward to it already!
   Pastor Mark