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Friday, August 20, 2021 - 15:26

"Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat:"

How to Find Healing for Our Deepest Relationships

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Dwight K. Nelson

Since 1983, Dwight Nelson has served as lead pastor of the Pioneer Memorial Church on the campus of Andrews University. He preaches on the “New Perceptions” telecast, teaches at the theological seminary and has written some books, including The Chosen. He and his wife, Karen, are blessed with two married children and 2 granddaughters.

It's one of the most beloved stories from the Bible: the story of Joseph. But what can this ancient story teach us about our own broken relationships?
Saturday, March 28, 2015

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04/25/2015
As we enter the final chapter of Joseph's story, we ask "what does it all mean?" Perhaps most important, what does it all mean for us today?
04/18/2015
Now ruler of all Egypt, Joseph is suddenly brought face to face with the demons of his past. Can he forgive his brothers who sold him to a life of slavery? Or will they suffer his wrath?
04/11/2015
Joseph's hard work and dedication to God is seemingly paid off as he is placed in charge of all the household of his master Potiphar. But his master's wife has a wandering eye...
04/04/2015
When Jacob learned that his son Joseph still lived, it was as if his boy had been resurrected from the dead. It is fitting then that we look to this story as we celebrate the resurrection of the One who died that we might live.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat:

How to Heal Our Deepest Relationships”—1

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  • Genesis 37
    • Carlye B. Haynes: “It was foolish of his father to place Joseph in a post of superintendency, but being in that place made Joseph responsible to their father for an account of their behavior.” (God Sent a Man 29)
    • Carlye B. Haynes:  “It was such a robe as was worn only by the opulent and the noble, by kings’ sons, and particularly by those who had no need to toil for their living. In short, it was the garment of a prince. It was given to Joseph for the purpose of marking his superiority, of making a distinction between him and his more rude brothers. No wonder they bore a grudge against him!” (God Sent a Man 28)
    • Terri Fivash (Calkins), Joseph, 22

 

  • Parallels between Joseph and Jesus
    • The   Son (Gen 37:3/Matt 3:17)
    • The   Son (Gen 37:5-11/Phil 2:10-11)
    • The   Son (Gen 37:12/Ps 40:7-8; Heb 10:5-10)
    • The  Son (Gen 37:4-5/Matt 21:38-39)
    • The   Son (Gen 37:26/Rev 5:5)
    • The   Son (Gen 37:28/Matt 27:3-4)
    • The  Son (Gen 37:31-15/Rev 5:9; 19:13)

 

  • Patriarchs and Prophets: “The life of Joseph illustrates the life of Christ. . . . Joseph, through his bondage in Egypt, became a   to his father’s family.” (239)
    • For only the Savior has a .
    • Revelation 19:13—“He [the returning Christ] is dressed in a .
    • Isaiah 53:6—“By His   we are healed.”
    • 1 Peter 2:24—“He himself bore our in his body on the tree, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; by his wounds you have been healed.”
    • The healing always begins with the .
    • Frederick Buechner: “Turn around and believe that the good news that we are loved is gooder than we ever dared hope, and that to believe in that good news, to live out of it and toward it, to be in love with the good news, is of all glad things in this world the gladdest of all.” (In Philip Yancey, Vanishing Grace, 70)

 

And the healing always begins with the blood.

 

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During the early days of the Seventh-day Adventist movement, church buildings were few. Battle Creek, Michigan, had become the center for the Seventh-day Adventist Church. They needed to build a church large enough to house the rapid membership growth, camp meetings, and General Conference sessions.

Elder James White, one of the founders of the church, thought of a plan. He suggested, “If each month, every member would donate one dime, within one year we could raise enough money to build a new church structure.” At that time, the average price of a home was around $2,000.

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Winners of the 2021 Fischoff Grand Prize and Gold Medal, the Risus Quartet was officially founded in 2020 in South Korea by four young passionate musicians. "Risus" in Latin means "laugh" and was named in the sense of wanting to give joy and laughter to their audiences.  After graduating from Seoul National University, the quartet members began their studies in the United States where they broadened their view as musicians.

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