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The Anatomy of Reconciliation

September 4, 2022 Speaker: Paul Sanders Series: Beginnings

Topic: The Anatomy of Reconciliation Passage: Genesis 44:1–34

Genesis 44:1-13


"Joseph's strategy already brilliantly successful in creating the situations and tensions required, now produces its master stroke.

Like the judgment of Solomon, the sudden threat to Benjamin was a thrust to the heart of his brothers. In a moment, the brothers stood revealed." Derek Kidner


Genesis 44:14-34



Reconciliation begins with humility


Reconciliation continues with the acknowledgment of sin against God


Reconciliation requires the grace to know that none of us deserve mercy


Reconciliation requires a change of heart


The Lord does NOT tempt us, but He does test us.


 “Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness.” James 1:2-3


We will often be tested where we are most vulnerable


There can be not reconciliation without repentance


Jesus embraced suffering on behalf of us

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