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Monday, March 23, 2020 - 21:26

"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.

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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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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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This week I learned of our world church headquarters appeal for prayer throughout the global Seventh-day Adventist family. Originally timed to end during the recently-postponed General Conference session in Indianapolis, our church leaders are calling us to now focus 100 days of praying (March 27-July 4) on behalf of the global coronavirus pandemic. There could hardly be a more urgent need for earnest praying! 

A pastor friend of mine, Jim Moon, pointed out a two-verse juxtaposition I'd not noticed before: "When I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or command locusts to devour the land or send a pestilence among My people, if My people, who are called by My name, will humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land" (2 Chronicles 7:13-14). While everyone knows the beloved prayer call in v 14, few of us connect it with the preceding divine action in v 13. "A pestilence among My people" certainly could represent a global pandemic like the coronavirus COVID-19. While Satan is the originator of destructive calamities, what more faith-appropriate response is our collective prayers to the One who can deliver this nation, this world, these people, from the grips of pestilence.

So let's join together in humbling ourselves before God and praying and seeking His face—that our world might be saved and our faith community might yet be mobilized to share the glad tidings of Jesus' soon return. 

- Pastor Dwight

Love on the Move

Over the summer and fall of 2019 Pioneer underwent significant physical renovation—including a new roof and a major Sanctuary makeover. During the same time congregation leaders engaged in multiple conversations about our missional renovation—how does a faith community like Pioneer seriously engage and impact the people around us for Christ? From this dialogue emerged a fresh new expression of our Pioneer mission: "Love on the Move."

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