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Forgiving Those Who Wrong You – Life of Joseph Part IV

Forgiving Those Who Wrong You – Life of Joseph Part IV

Joseph has gone on quite a journey. He started the story as his father's favourite son. Then he became a slave, a prisoner, and finally the governor of Egypt. But now Joseph faces a great test: Responding to his brothers when he has power over them. In this, Joseph...

Hope in Hard Times – Life of Joseph part III

Hope in Hard Times – Life of Joseph part III

Joseph is a model for how to maintain hope in hard times. Sold by his brothers into slavery and falsely accused of attempted rape, Joseph's life is a mess. Yet, things can get lower still. Joseph interprets the dreams of a royal official, hoping he'll bring up his...

Dealing with Temptation – Life of Joseph Part II

Dealing with Temptation – Life of Joseph Part II

Joseph's story continues. He's enslaved by God blesses him at the same time. Joseph earns both the favour of his master and the desire of his master's wife. And while she repeatedly tries to seduce him, Joseph shows his integrity in dealing with temptation by refusing...

Pride and Privilege – Life of Joseph Part I

Pride and Privilege – Life of Joseph Part I

God has high hopes for young Joeseph, showing him through his dreams that he is destined to be a man with authority. At the same time, Joseph's character isn't fit for such responsibility. So Joseph must walk through adversity to prepare him for his future role. God...

Trust God’s Goodness

Trust God’s Goodness

Christmas is a time when we instinctively expect peace, but in reality, we often find it a struggle. At times, family gatherings, Christmas shopping and children on breaks can cause us stress. Mary and Joseph also experience stress at Christmas. They deal with an...

The Gift of Joy – Luke 2:8-18

The Gift of Joy – Luke 2:8-18

In the story of the Nativity, God gives the gift of joy to the shepherds. Joy is a feeling of well-being that we're able to sustain even in a challenging circumstance. That's because whatever caused it seems bigger than what's happening with us. In the story of the...

Letting Jesus In – John 3:16-17

Letting Jesus In – John 3:16-17

Christmas is a time when we come face to face with the enormity of God's love for us all. By sending the baby Jesus, God sent the one thing that could cost him everything. And he sent it to friend and enemy alike. But letting Jesus in isn't something we naturally do....

Hope in Disappointment

Hope in Disappointment

At Christmas, we often hope for things. It might be for that present I've always wanted or for a chance to get together with our loved ones. But this isn't the kind of hope Christmas is all about. With Jesus, God shows us how to have hope in disappointment. He shows...

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