August 20, 2017 – Dirty Laundry: Undeserved Forgiveness

Pastor Rusty Brian

Scripture:

Key Points:

  • Joseph is a forgiver.  Went from a hated child, stripped and sold, to becoming the second most powerful person in Egypt.
  • He had no reason to forgive.  From the world perspective, he had every right to imprison his brother. Instead, he forgives them.
  • God desires reconciliation, opposite of the world.
  • Joseph’s act of forgiveness is a precursor to the New Testament: Jesus forgives his enemies, those who opposed and persecuted him.
  • We all have an opportunity to forgive. Live a life of unforgiveness.
  • Who do you need to forgive?  You won’t be able to be free is you don’t forgive, instead being shackled to bitterness, anger.  Who do you need to ask forgiveness.
  • Video from Les Miserables: Valjean’s Soliloquy