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August 27, 2017 message: “In the Beginning: The Power of Jealousy”

Sibling rivalry is a reality for Joseph and his brothers, and Jacob’s special treatment adds to the problem. Where do we struggle with jealousy, and how do we keep it in check so that we don’t act on it in ways that harm one another?

To read Pastor Mary’s message, based on Genesis 37: 1-4, 12-28, click here. For a theatrical retelling of the events leading up to today’s Scripture reading, watch the beginning of the 1999 version of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.” As we draw close to the beginning of a new school, watch “A United Methodist Prayer for the Classroom.”