Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Joseph: Healing Relationships (Genesis 50)

As a group, read Genesis 50:15-26.

Why were Joseph's brother's afraid? Do you think they had valid reasons to be afraid? Why or why not?

If you were Joseph, How would you have responded to your brothers in this situation?

Would Joseph have been right to take revenge on his brothers? Why or why not?

As a group, rewrite Joseph's response in your own words.

Why do you think Joseph responded this way?

How have you been hurt by other people in the past?

What does the big story of Joseph teach you about God's plan and working behind the scenes?

Can God work through your relational hurts and disappointments? How might that happen?

Are there relationships in your life, where you need to take Joseph's approach?

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