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September 24, 2020
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Bible teaching with an emphasis on Israel; prophecy and the Jewish roots of Christianity.

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  • ♪♪♪
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  • male announcer: Welcome to"Our Jewish Roots"
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  • with insightful Bible teachingby Dr. Jeffrey Seif.
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  • In this program, a favorite sonsold as a slave became the son
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  • who saved his family.
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  • Our focus is on Joseph todayon "Divine Deliverance."
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • male announcer: From thebeginning, our Creator revealed
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  • his will to the common man.
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  • Individuals listened to his calland responded in obedience,
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  • from the first Hebrew Avraham tothe culmination of salvation
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  • in Messiah himself.
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  • The Lord faithfully interveneswith his "Divine Deliverance."
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • David: Thank you forjoining us today.
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  • I am David Hart.
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  • Kirsten Hart: I'm Kirsten Hart.
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  • Jeffrey Seif: AndI am Jeffrey Seif.
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  • And we are in for a treat.
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  • Joseph, wow, what a story.
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  • Kirsten: This is horrible.
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  • The words that come into myhead are "Drama, drama, drama."
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  • There's a lot.
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  • Jeffrey: He was betrayed,you know.
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  • Sometimes we look for much andit seems to come to little.
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  • I mean, he deteriorated butthen rebounded greatly, wow.
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  • David: A treat sounds kind ofgood but I think he had kind of
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  • a roller-coaster life, notalways kind of a treat as you
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  • just said.
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  • Jeffrey: Yeah, yeah,well, to the point, yes.
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  • Up and down, and life's likethat and God's in that and
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  • leads us through that tosomething better than the down.
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  • It's great to see Josephon the upside, yes.
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  • Kirsten: And we will see at theend of his story how he was a
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  • deliverer for so many.
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  • Jeffrey: Yes, and we'll see howGod is a deliverer for so many
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  • even today.
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  • David: That's right.
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  • Right now, let's go to ourdramatic reenactment where we
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  • meet the favoreddreamer, Joseph.
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • announcer: This is the storyof Joseph, the son of Jacob.
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  • As a young man, Josephtended sheep along with his
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  • half-brothers inthe land of Canaan.
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  • This sweeping vista nowbelonged to his father.
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  • His great grandfather, Abraham,had once sojourned here across
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  • the very same land.
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  • Joseph was a favorite son of hisfather because he was among the
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  • youngest of the brothers, andJoseph's brothers despised him
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  • for he wore a handsome coataffectionately made for him
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  • by his loving father.
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • announcer: Clearly, Joseph'sdreams had set his brothers
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  • on edge.
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  • It was bad enough, they thought,that he was their father's
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  • favorite son.
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  • Now he had delusionsof grandeur.
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  • [speaking in a foreign language]
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • [speaking in a foreign language]
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • [speaking in a foreign language]
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  • announcer: And so it was thatJoseph was sold to a group
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  • of Ishmaelite tradersfor 20 pieces of silver.
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  • Joseph was bound for Egypt whilehis brothers reveled
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  • in the notion they wouldnever see him again.
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • Jeffrey: Personally, I thinkthe robe was just
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  • the tip of the iceberg.
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  • There were tensions going on foryears and the robe thing just
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  • pushed it over.
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  • You know something aboutthe story, I trust.
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  • I wanna talk about the gory,that is, look at some of the
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  • details that aren't happyto see but they're there.
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  • We know that these tensionsexist in the world.
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  • Do they exist in the Word?
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  • The answer is yes, so,and the story's told.
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  • Well, we saw the story in theprevious program where Yaakov,
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  • Jacob, is sent out with ablessing and he goes and, as you
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  • fill in the blanks, he'sblessed, he's married, and
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  • develops a family in PaddamAram up there in Syria.
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  • But then he comes home andthere's tensions among the boys.
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  • Jacob has an experience withGod but the boys are wild
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  • and woolly.
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  • Now, when you look in the 37thchapter and I'm just zooming in
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  • right there, we're told inchapter 37, verse 3,
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  • "[speaking in a foreignlanguage], Israel loved
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  • Joseph more than his brothers."
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  • Now, I questionthat at one level.
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  • I relate to this at one level.
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  • Now, first of all, my Hebrewname is Yosef which is Joseph
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  • and my father's Hebrewname is Yaakov, Jacob.
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  • His English name was Jack, soI've known this story for years.
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  • What is it that set in motionthis kind of dysfunction and
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  • tension that would cause theseboys, not just to betray
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  • their father.
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  • They're gonna lie to theirfather and Jacob knows something
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  • about that, doesn't he?
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  • If you don't recall it, just goback to the previous program.
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  • Jacob had his youthful missteps.
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  • These boys, as well, will lie totheir father and give up their
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  • brother as dead.
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  • I wanna speak to you for amoment about family dysfunction.
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  • Before we get out of thisprogram, you're gonna see how
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  • the family is reunited.
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  • So there's good newsfrom ancient Jews.
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  • There's a way that God bringsthem back together again and
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  • it's good news because it's aredemptive story, it's a story
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  • about deliverance.
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  • I wanna put the pause on thatfor a second, just to raise the
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  • question with you: In your ownfamily systems, are you dealing
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  • with a betrayal, disappointment,intrigue, brothers against
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  • brothers, childrenagainst parents?
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  • It is so very ubiquitous.
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  • And it's promised.
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  • Yeshua says, it's noted in theGospels that on account of the
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  • gospel individual families willgo awry because of the testimony
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  • of Yeshua.
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  • My wife and I, faring from aJewish background, have seen
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  • displeasure in our familysystems because of decisions
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  • that we've made.
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  • It didn't resolve in this kindof tension but certainly
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  • there were disappointments.
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  • If you're dealing withdisappointment in your family,
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  • if you're dealing withbetrayal--there's a continuum
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  • where people just disappointpeople and then there's out
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  • and outright betrayal.
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  • These brothers gave upJoey for dead, really.
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  • They just sent himoff into slavery.
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  • They wanted to finish him offfor all intents and purposes.
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  • But God brought it back to life.
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  • It didn't happen rightaway, but it happened.
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  • At the outset, I wanna let youknow that what happened in this
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  • Word can similarlyhappen in your world.
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  • Stay with us as we considerthe story of Joseph and his
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  • reconciliationwith his brothers.
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • [speaking in a foreign language]
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • Jeffrey: His brothersthrew him under the bus.
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  • We looked at that.
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  • He was given up for dead, soldinto slavery, eretz Mitzrayim,
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  • in the land of Egypt.
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  • He didn't have a friend, hedidn't know a soul, but there
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  • was someone who knew his soul.
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  • And Yosef, they say whateverdoesn't kill you makes you
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  • stronger, if it doesn't make youbitter, it'll make you better,
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  • and Joseph just showed himselfto have a different kind
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  • of constitution.
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  • And he is the kind offellow, he arises even in
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  • adversarial circumstances.
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  • Fascinating to me here is thathe, in effect, was promoted.
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  • It says in Hebrew, and I'mlooking in chapter 41, verse 39,
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  • [speaking in Hebrew]
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  • which translates[speaking in Hebrew]
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  • The king says, 'You willbe over all my house.'"
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  • This isn't just a promotion.
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  • You know, it feels greatto get a promotion.
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  • I know when I get promoted itfeels better than when I get
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  • demoted, how about that?
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  • We all get a little bit of both.
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  • But to be able to land a goodjob, I mean, resonates with
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  • a male, certainly, with a femaleI'd imagine, but this is
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  • more than just a promotion.
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  • It is providence.
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  • And it's not just apicture for these pages.
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  • Here in considering deliverance,we're looking at a picture for
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  • the ages.
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  • Why do I say that?
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  • Think of this for a moment.
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  • Rejected by your brothers, givenup for dead for all intents
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  • and purposes, finding a welcomein the house of the Gentiles,
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  • and there arising and theneventually being reunited with
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  • your brothers who, at first,aren't going to recognize you
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  • and then they will.
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  • Now, that's a story to comebut I think you get the gist
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  • and I think you get the drift.
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  • And I hope you get theconnection because when we're
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  • looking at deliverance, here inthe Old Testament, we're seeing
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  • a prophetic picture ofdeliverance in the
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  • New Testament.
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  • Pray tell, let'sthink for a minute.
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  • Someone who was rejectedby his brothers.
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  • They didn't quite get him.
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  • They were antagonistictoward him.
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  • Not all of them,but it happened.
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  • So he is carted off, if youwill, but he emerges even
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  • against all odds and is going tobe recognized by the Gentiles
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  • and he's going to arise and havepower and then eventually he is
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  • going to be reconnectedwith his brothers.
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  • Oh, and by the way, this fellowin the New Testament is the
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  • Savior of the world.
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  • This fellow is the saviorof the world in this Word.
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  • What's the point?
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  • What's the application?
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  • I've already given aChristological application, that
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  • is, I've directed your attentionto the story of Jesus and I
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  • think it's an appropriate read,and I'll develop that a
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  • little more.
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  • But you might be at a placein your own life where you're
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  • experiencingdisappointment, rejection.
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  • You've been thrown under the busand you're wondering, "My God,
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  • my God, why hasthou forsaken me?"
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  • Don't give up the ghost.
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  • We've seen already, ifyou've followed the series.
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  • If you're just tuning in now,go back to the beginning.
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  • If you want to, go on thewebsite, watch it for free.
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  • 'cause we're not onthe air for free.
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  • But I'm not looking to make abuck now, I'm looking to make
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  • a point.
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  • When you look in the biblicaltext, you'll see time and time
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  • again, even in dysfunctionalfamilies, God turns it around
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  • for his glory.
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  • It looks a little gory, but Iknow someone that can turn it
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  • into glory and I wantyou to know him too.
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  • David: Right now, let's go backto our drama
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  • with Joseph's emotional reunionwith his brothers.
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  • announcer: Joseph is overcome.
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  • He orders hisattendants to leave.
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  • Tears fall.
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  • His aching hearttells him it's over.
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  • This is Joseph's finest hour.
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  • [speaking in a foreign language]
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  • Jeffrey: Ani Yosef translatesas "I am Joseph."
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  • When I look at the clip you justsaw, I cry and I'm not a real
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  • crying kind of guy.
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  • My wife wishes I would be morein touch with my feelings
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  • and I really am working at itbut I'm more of a type A.
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  • I don't just emoteall that often.
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  • But not only do I honestly sheda tear when I see it, whenever
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  • I read the story,I get emotional.
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  • And I'm not the type.
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  • And I can't fully explain whyand, of course, you're not
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  • watching TV for me to get off mychest the inner workings of
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  • my soul.
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  • I only mention this to say thatI find something moving here
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  • when he who is the Saviorreveals himself to his brothers
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  • who had given up on him whoactually disappointed their
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  • father by pushingtheir brother away.
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  • And that means something to meat that level
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  • and I'll interpret it.
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  • I'll translate that.
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  • Maybe the story means somethingto me as well because my name is
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  • Yosef but that'soverly simplistic.
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  • No, there's a story ofredemption and deliverance here.
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  • One could argue I'm beating thehorse, I already made the point,
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  • but there's an old saying, "Ifit's not worth saying 100 times,
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  • it's not worth saying once."
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  • Not only does it interest mehere when the deliverer shows
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  • himself to his brothers, notonly do I find merit in this
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  • story, but my own life inministry is to help my brothers,
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  • to show them the deliverer.
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  • I'm not echoingmy own sentiments.
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  • It was a rabbi who came to faithnamed Paul who said, "My heart's
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  • desire and prayer to God forIsrael is that they might come
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  • to know the Messiah."
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  • Now, the average Christiantoday, many could care less.
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  • That's the God's honest truth.
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  • Now, I'm not trying to getnegative but let's just call an
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  • ace an ace and a spade a spade,that to actually help advocate
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  • for Israel's Messiah amongstIsrael's people, that has not
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  • been on the radar inchurch history, minimally.
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  • To varying degrees,it's on the radar now.
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  • Maybe it's gotten to your heartand it resonates with you,
  • 00:17:14.616 --> 00:17:17.486
  • the story of helping thebrothers see the deliverer.
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  • To do that, I say with ourministry here, Zola in his day
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  • and me in mine, and all theteachers we have here, it's
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  • really not a one-man gig,it's all about helping Jesus'
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  • people--helping Jewish peoplecome to know Jesus and helping
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  • Jesus' people come to know Jewsto the end that they might look
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  • at him and go, "Oh my goodness,the deliverer in fact is
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  • my brother."
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  • People think today that Jesusis somebody else's brother,
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  • certainly in the Jewish world.
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  • Jews don't understand that Jesuswas a Jew, the apostles were
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  • Jewish, and even that thestory took place in Judea.
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  • And even if it's intellectuallyknown, still the Christian story
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  • looks like something that'sunfit for Jewish consumption,
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  • partly, not just because thechurch lost sight of the Jewish
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  • roots of their own faith butmany, sadly, were anti-Jewish.
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  • That was then, this is now.
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  • We represent the tip of a spear.
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  • The only reason why I'm hereright now--I don't have enough
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  • money in my pocket topay the rent for air time.
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  • The reason why I'm here rightnow is because people care about
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  • this story and because peoplecare about helping us tell it.
  • 00:18:27.990 --> 00:18:32.127
  • It's a we thing,it's not a me thing.
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  • I, in effect, am just anambassador on your behalf and,
  • 00:18:35.130 --> 00:18:38.534
  • by the way, this is nota fundraising program.
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  • That I, in effect, still aman ambassador on your behalf.
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  • We're looking atthe Hebrew Bible.
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  • We're looking at deliverance.
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  • And the issue is: Guesswho we're talking about.
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  • I think there's ampletestation--attestation
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  • to the truth that we'retalking about Yeshua.
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  • And I'm so glad that thisstory is speaking to you.
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  • David: One of the key wordsin this whole series that
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  • you'll hear and see is the word"forgiveness."
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  • Joseph forgave.
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  • I think God hadsomething to do with it.
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  • I don't know if he would havedone that on his own,
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  • but he heard from God.
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  • Jeffrey: And things do getreally trippy in family
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  • relationships: bad blood,bad history, family members
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  • sin against each other.
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  • I mean, it happened thousands ofyears ago but it happens today
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  • and you're really righton, spot on there, David.
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  • Forgiveness is a key.
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  • David: Right.
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  • Kirsten: I have to be honest.
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  • I don't know if I would havebeen as nice as Joseph.
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  • I mean, if I had brothers, youknow, put me in a pit, sell me
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  • off, and just forget about me, Idon't know if I would have been
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  • so kind when I saw their faces.
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  • I mean, he revealed himselfto them and he forgave them.
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  • And you even mentioned thatit's an emotional situation.
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  • I mean, you got allemotional on set, I think.
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  • Jeffrey: Well, again, I made thepoint I don't get emotional very
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  • often, really, or I don't showit but when I come to that point
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  • in the story, I always do.
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  • Yeah, it's powerful.
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  • Kirsten: It's intense.
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  • David: I know in my life when Ihave forgiven, there's a healing
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  • that takes place in my life.
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  • I don't know if you'veexperienced any of that.
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  • Jeffrey: Oh, yes.
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  • You know, we've had to forgiveand forget and put stuff behind.
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  • Friends, please, we just wannagive you this point so you can
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  • take it back home.
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  • David mentioned a key.
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  • The key is forgiveness.
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  • That's a key that opens doorsin your relationships.
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  • Maybe there's something kind ofbound up in there and you can
  • 00:20:35.751 --> 00:20:38.086
  • get those chains off of youand reach into the future
  • 00:20:38.120 --> 00:20:40.722
  • and get that weight gone.
  • 00:20:40.756 --> 00:20:42.591
  • And it begins with forgiving.
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  • You might think of someone thatyou need to forgive and reach
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  • out to them and do that, yes?
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  • Kirsten: Something that I'velearned in life and I think
  • 00:20:48.363 --> 00:20:50.265
  • we've walked through togetherin family situations,
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  • is when we are holding in thatunforgiveness, it's not
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  • affecting the other person.
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  • Have you noticed that?
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  • It doesn't affect them.
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  • They go on with their lives.
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  • But it eats us up on the inside.
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  • And I don't know at whatpoint Joseph released that.
  • 00:21:06.181 --> 00:21:07.716
  • I mean, he was in prisonfalsely for years also.
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  • I mean, that's a whole 'notheraspect of his life, but he got
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  • to a point where he hadto let all of that go.
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  • And I think he came out betterin the end and then, oh my gosh,
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  • all the Israelites came to livethere because of his forgiveness
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  • of his brothers.
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  • Jeffrey: You're tapping intosomething that's really
  • 00:21:28.437 --> 00:21:30.439
  • powerful, you know?
  • 00:21:30.472 --> 00:21:32.407
  • He really did sufferat the hands of others.
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  • He was a victim, but he showsus how a victim can become a
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  • victor, and I think theforgiveness component, that key
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  • that, David, that you alightedupon, really is important for
  • 00:21:41.983 --> 00:21:46.221
  • the Joseph story andimportant for you and for us.
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  • It just is.
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  • David: That's right.
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  • Kirsten: Our time is tooshort sometimes, yeah.
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  • It's a good word.
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  • Forgiveness in families,that's tough.
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  • Jeffrey: It's important stuff,you know.
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  • And that lack of forgivenessjust chews people up inside.
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  • Gotta get rid of that.
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  • David: That's right.Great teaching today, thank you.
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