Sermon delivered by Rev. Dr. Larry Maley at Dardenne Presbyterian Church on June 25, 2017
“Sibling Sins: Joseph and His Brothers”
Fourth of 5 sermons from Genesis on ‘How sin destroys the family’
Scriptures: Genesis 45:1-15 and Philippians 2:5-11
It is not an exaggeration to say that ‘relationships’ are the most important thing in life. Jesus said that the two greatest commandments have to do with right relationships – first with God and then toward one another (Matt. 22:37-39). Whenever you see broken relationships toward God, in a family, or in the church, you know that God is not pleased. God is in the business of reconciling broken relationships.
As evidence of God’s purpose of bringing reconciliation, there may be nothing so moving as witnessing a fractured family being reconciled and reunited. That explains why Genesis 45 is such a passionate chapter. Readers are given the privilege …