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Faced with the chance for revenge, Joseph chose to forgive his brothers.

One of the choices that most shapes our character is the choice to choose forgiveness when we have been hurt.

We are both victims and perpetrators of sin: we are hurt, and we hurt others. But with forgiveness comes freedom from the guilt and fear of wrongs we have committed, and freedom from the pain and bitterness of wrongs committed against us.

This sermon explores forgiveness through the story of Joseph and his brothers found in Genesis 45-50.

It can be used in conjunction with the Prezi zooming visuals found at this link.
It was preached at Sunday Night at St John's, Southgate, Melbourne on August 17th, 2014.
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Joseph was a dreamer...the story of Joseph has been inspirational to many people. Despite the difficulties of his life, Joseph learnt humility, forgiveness, and purity through his trust in God.

If you could something, at which you knew you would not fail, what would you attempt for the glory of God?
What God-given dreams do you have?  Have they been broken or crushed by the pits of life you find yourself in from time to time?
How does being a person who belongs to God shape your decisions?
This sermon explores these questions by listening to the story of Joseph from Genesis 37-50.

It can be used in conjunction with the Prezi zooming visuals found at this link.

Enjoy!

The sermon was preached at Sunday Night at St

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After Jacob wrestles with God, he is left with both a blessing and a limp...
Blessed but limping? Is that really the way God works in our lives?
Could it be that our limp is actually a sign of our encounter with God?
And what happens when God encounters us?
This sermon explores the theme of suffering through the lens of Genesis 32.
It was preached at Sunday Night at St John's, Southgate, Melbourne, on August 3rd, 2014.

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