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"If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory." - Colossians 3:1-4 

 

Oct 25, 2015

Genesis 44:1-45:15
And now do not be distressed or angry with yourselves because you sold me here, for God sent me before you to preserve life.

This weeks passage is some of the most beautiful "speech" language in all of the Bible. Judah, after failing time and time again has finally been transformed to the point of the voluntary exchange of his life so that he doesn't see his father or his youngest brother go down to the grave. His life for theirs. Even thought his father is still full of failures. Judah sees his own failures more significantly. In light of this courage Joseph pardons him from even the thought of hating himself for all he has done. It's simply beautiful and has serious implications for how you and I live and what we even know about love. Have you been having a hard time loving yourself this year, struggling to let it all go and allow others to move on? Join us as we look at the Gospel According to Joseph and worship the Christ who has looked down in love and has said, "Father forgive."