Discussion Questions for Ord. 20

  1. What do you imagine Joseph’s brothers were thinking as he revealed his identity to them? (Gen 45:1-15)

  2. How is the presence of plentiful oil, like that of an ordination, a symbol of spiritual unity? (Psa 133)

  3. What does it mean for God to imprison us in disobedience? How do we find freedom? (Rom 11:1-2a, 29-32)

This week’s Reflect & Connect questions written by Melissa Tidwell.

How to Use these Questions

These questions are intended to stimulate conversation on the Revised Common Lectionary texts for the coming week. They are designed to be accessible to individuals and groups (and not limited to preachers) who are reading the lectionary texts in advance of worship.

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