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How lovely is your dwelling place, Lord Almighty! Better is one day in your courts than a thousand elsewhere. I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of the wicked... For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord bestows favor and honor.
Psalm 84

Coping Excellently with Family Crisis


June 7, 2020


處理家庭危機 Coping Excellently with Family Crisis

Gen 37:1-4,8

My Sermon Notes from June 7, 2020 Full Text:

創世記 Gen 37:1-4,8

1 雅各住在迦南地,就是他父親寄居的地。 2 雅各的記略如下。約瑟十七歲與他哥哥們一同牧羊。他是個童子,與他父親的妾辟拉、悉帕的兒子們常在一處。約瑟將他哥哥們的惡行報給他們的父親。 3 以色列原來愛約瑟過於愛他的眾子,因為約瑟是他年老生的,他給約瑟做了一件彩衣。 4 約瑟的哥哥們見父親愛約瑟過於愛他們,就恨約瑟,不與他說和睦的話。8 他的哥哥們回答說:「難道你真要做我們的王嗎?難道你真要管轄我們嗎?」他們就因為他的夢和他的話越發恨他。

1 Jacob lived in the land where his father had stayed, the land of Canaan. 2 This is the account of Jacob’s family line. Joseph, a young man of seventeen, was tending the flocks with his brothers, the sons of Bilhah and the sons of Zilpah, his father’s wives, and he brought their father a bad report about them. 3 Now Israel loved Joseph more than any of his other sons, because he had been born to him in his old age; and he made an ornate robe for him. 4 When his brothers saw that their father loved him more than any of them, they hated him and could not speak a kind word to him. 8 His brothers said to him, “Do you intend to reign over us? Will you actually rule us?” And they hated him all the more because of his dream and what he had said.

Discussion Questions:

1. What is the conflict that your family is currently facing?
2. Are there efforts being done to deal with it? Why or why not?
3. What improvements have you seen since your family had the conflict?