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The story of Joseph continues this week as Joseph and his brothers meet face-to-face. When they don't recognize him, Joseph puts his brothers through a few "tests" before ultimately revealing his identity and offering them forgiveness with open arms. Do you struggle to seek or extend forgiveness? What does forgiveness look like to you? Join us as we look beyond maxims like "forgive and forget," and instead take a closer look at the way God approaches forgiveness. Perhaps you'll find a fresh perspective for your own application.
Many of us have said, “I’m ready for 2020 to be over.” With nearly six months left, it’s almost as if we have resigned ourselves to a year of disappointment and pain. But that’s not the future God dreams for us! When was the last time you allowed yourself to dream; to imagine a different outcome than the one the world anticipates? This five-week series focuses on the story of Joseph and will guide our examination of the very real challenges of hurt and forgiveness, temptation, pandemic and family relationship dynamics. Together we’ll see that even when we aren’t “living the dream,” we can trust that in all things, God works for good, and we can dream again.