Tomorrow in our Sunday Service on Fitzroy TV we will be looking at Joseph. Right at the end of Genesis he is face to face with his brothers who expect him in his powerful position in Egypt to take his revenge on them for selling him into slavery. Instead we get a redeeming of all the sibling breakdowns that are strewn across that book. Grace, forgiveness and redemption are imprinted into a book that begins with fractured relationships.
I will look at something else happening here. Joseph's Act 1 is with family. Then Act 2 is in Pharoah's Palace. Acts 3 sees Jospeh go back to his old normal, the family of Act 1. If we took our Act 1 as Pre-Covid. Act 2 as Covid then what can we learn about our hoped for return to the things of Act 1 in Act 3?!?!?! I will even share about my worst ever sermon and how, 40 years ago this week, I went to Sunderland Poly to study journalism for 3 years and only stayed 3 days.
All wrapped in a Fitzroy blend of worship and a cover of Bob Dylan's Pressing On by Chris Taylor as a post benediction reflection.