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Joseph. God in the Big Picture of Life God in Dysfunction Being a Victim . . . Then What? Tough Reconciliation. And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28. 1. Dysfunctional Family.

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Joseph

God in the Big Picture of Life

God in Dysfunction

Being a Victim . . . Then What?

Tough Reconciliation

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And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.

Romans 8:28

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Dysfunctional Family

The set up: Genesis 29:16-30

  • Reuben = God has seen (my misery)
  • Simeon = One who hears (I am not loved)
  • Levi = Attached – “Maybe now my husband will be attached to me”
  • Judah = Praise God – “This time I will praise God”

Leah’s first set of children

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Dysfunctional Family

The set up: Genesis 29:16-30

5. Dan = vindicated – “God has vindicated me”

6. Naphtali = my struggle – “I have won a great struggle with my sister”

Bilhah’s children, named by Rachel

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Dysfunctional Family

The set up: Genesis 29:16-30

7. Gad = good fortune

8. Asher = happy – “Women will call me happy”

Zilpah’s children, named by Leah

Leah’s 2nd round of children

9. Issachar = reward – God has rewarded me for giving my husband for giving my maid to my husband

10. Zebulun = honor – “Now my husband will honor me”

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Dysfunctional Family

The set up: Genesis 29:16-30

11. Joseph = May he add – “God, give me another son”

12. Benoni = “Son of my sorrow”

Benjamin = “Son of my right hand”

Rachel’s children

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Dysfunctional Family

Genesis 37:3

Genesis 42:24 & 38

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Dysfunctional Family

A dysfunctional family is a family in which conflict, misbehavior, and often child neglect or abuse on the part of individual parents occur continually and regularly, leading other members to “think this is normal”.

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The deceivers

Public image manager

Paranoid parent

Role reversal

My baby forever

Cheerleader/favoritism

Politician

“Using” parent

Abusing parent

Perfectionist parent

Cult-like parent

Depriving parent

Abandonment

Appeasement for peace

Loyalty manipulation

Helicopter

six basic roles of children in dysfunctional family
Six basic roles of children in dysfunctional family
  • The “good” child – becomes the “parent”
  • The problem child (scapegoat)
  • The caretaker
  • The lost child
  • The mascot
  • The opportunist
things god wants us to learn1
Things God wants us to learn

Dysfunction does not stop God from being engaged in your life & accomplishing his purpose.

things god wants us to learn2
Things God wants us to learn

Dysfunctional parents should not be the reason to push God away.

things god wants us to learn3
Things God wants us to learn

It’s not an excuse.

things god wants us to learn4
Things God wants us to learn

Your past does not have to determine your future. . . Scars may remain, but they don’t have to define you.

things god wants us to learn5
Things God wants us to learn

Your story is not over.

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Things God wants us to learn

You can be pro-active: Look to the Lord.

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