Each week we are watching a clip from Joseph and his Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and for our meal at the end of the course, we are planning a karaoke-style Joseph singalong.
Tonight was just the first episode of Joseph's extraordinary story, and it started with something we can all identify with: the messiness of family life.
Jacob, the father of the family, ended up with 12 sons by four different women. There were huge problems along the way: favouritism, deception, an attempted murder, and general unpleasantness all round, but there is another story taking place alongside this story, and that is God's story.
God's story, or rather God's plan, is to take the messiness and muddle of Jacob's family and work
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It is the perfect illustration of that verse in Romans chapter eight verse twenty eight that says 'in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.'
And we'll see exactly how that worked out in the next seven weeks of the course.