All of us know what it’s like to be hurt or betrayed. Often it’s a small breach such as being spoken to rudely or overlooked in a time of need. Other times we experience lies, gossip, or harsh words that cut us to the core. Some of us have endured unspeakable pain through abuse, adultery, or abandonment. God knows the pain we cause each other and longs to help us learn to practice forgiveness.
Nowhere do we see forgiveness played out more fully in Scripture than in the biblical story of Joseph. This six-week study explores what God has to say to us about grace and forgiveness through Joseph’s story of trial and triumph found in Genesis 37-50. As we study his dreams, his betrayers, his dysfunctional family, his struggle to forgive, and his journey toward reconciliation, we’ll find truths that echo into our own personal situations.
The DVD contains six video segments featuring Melissa’s dynamic teaching (approximately 25 minutes each) for use during the group sessions. Sessions include:
Session 1: Acknowledging the Pain
Session 2: Waiting to Be Remembered
Session 3: Dreams Coming True
Session 4: The Roller Coaster Ride of Reconciliation
Session 5: Grace and Boundaries
Session 6: Moving Forward
All video sessions are closed captioned.
Other components for the Bible study, available separately, include a Participant Workbook, Leader Guide, and boxed Leader Kit (an all-inclusive box containing one copy of each of the Bible study’s components).