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Relationships 9 gen 37 1 5 slides 051511

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Relationships 9 gen 37 1 5 slides 051511

  1. 1. AVOIDING SIBLING RIVALRY<br />Genesis 37:1-5<br />
  2. 2. An Experiential Exegesis of Dreamers Versus Disbelievers<br />1. When children learn they cannot wear the robe it causes them to envy<br />
  3. 3. An Experiential Exegesis of Dreamers Versus Disbelievers<br />2. Competition for parental affection yields lack of emotional connection<br />
  4. 4. An Experiential Exegesis of Dreamers Versus Disbelievers<br />3. A parent withholding approval produces feelings of favoritism<br />
  5. 5. Point 1<br /> Parents don’t need to treat all children equally so much as treating them uniquely.<br />
  6. 6. Thesis:<br /> What God is after in the church is to transform the chaos of human brokenness into the fellowship of divine community.<br />
  7. 7. Point 2<br /> Jealousy is one of the most difficult dysfunctions for any of us to own up to.<br />
  8. 8. Point 3<br /> Whenever our flaws go untended and unhealed there is enormous potential for fracture.<br />
  9. 9. Point 4<br /> If parents are uninformed, uninvolved and oblivious to their kids, a whole lot of damaging things can take place.<br />
  10. 10. Point 5<br /> When we allow envy to run its course, we may be done with each other, but God is not done with us.<br />
  11. 11. Point 6<br /> The dysfunction not healed in one generation will likely be passed on to the next.<br />
  12. 12. The Focus on the Fix to Family Rivalry<br />1. Everyone comes from an imperfect family<br />
  13. 13. The Focus on the Fix to Family Rivalry<br />2. Acknowledge the hurt but also admit and accept God’s providence<br />
  14. 14. The Focus on the Fix to Family Rivalry<br />3. Renounce envious actions and jealous activities<br />
  15. 15. The Focus on the Fix to Family Rivalry<br />4. Reject all wrong feelings about what happened and took place<br />
  16. 16. The Focus on the Fix to Family Rivalry<br />5. Learn how to begin to restore love, affirmation and acceptance to others so you do not pass on what hurt you to the next generation<br />
  17. 17. The Focus on the Fix to Family Rivalry<br />6. Put yourself in a place and position where you are not the center of attention<br />
  18. 18. The Focus on the Fix to Family Rivalry<br />7. Learn how to rejoice in unseen service<br />
  19. 19. Point 7<br />The robe had to be taken offJosephbefore what was in him could be revealed.<br />
  20. 20. Avoiding Slips in Relationships<br /> Come Forward for Prayer<br />

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