Joseph: God’s Timing

As we conclude the story of Joseph, we look at God’s timing in the story of Joseph, in the story of the Bible, and in the story of each of our lives.  God gave Joseph a dream.  13-YEARS LATER, we see that dream finally fulfilled … in God’s time.  We never see Joseph force the situation.  We never see Joseph drag his feet.  He simply makes the most of it within the rhythms of God’s timing.



If you’re in town, make it a priority to gather with your church family this Saturday night, and hear an amazing testimony of God’s amazing grace, timing and sovereignty.

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Joseph: All Things for Our Good

In week 2 (of 3) on the story of Joseph we look at God working out bad situations for the good of Joseph.  We may never fully understand why God allows bad things to happen to us (or those we love), but we don’t need those answers, as much as we need God with us through the trials.  If we don’t die at least a little confused about how God works, then how can we die trusting God?  I think on this evening, we all left a little confused 😉







Genesis: Antiheroes

The story of Jacob is a story about a dysfunctional family and morally ambiguous antiheroes.  An antihero is a protagonist in a story who lacks conventional heroic qualities and attributes such as idealism, courage and morality.  Although antiheroes may sometimes do the right thing, it is not always for the right reasons, often acting primarily out of self-interest.

As we read this story we feel dissatisfied, yet drawn in. Why does God choose this dysfunctional family? Why does God choose its deceitful son Jacob?  What’s the moral of this story?




Refuge is designing a step based discipleship platform based off the exemplary model of AA (steps with one-on-one guidance and accountability).

  • Intended to encourage those who want to grow deeper in their relationship with Christ and live in the fullness of that identity
  • Be a part of a team to build something very impactful from the ground up
  • Must be consistently available to contribute. Your time and abilities are very needed.  Also if you have the desire to disciple someone in this program, you will need to be readily available

This is not an addiction rehab program. We are simply using AA as a basis for this new discipleship model, because it has transformed millions and millions of lives around the world.

We are not seeking more “ideas”, we are actively seeking ongoing, consistent contributors who want to be a part of building this new model at Refuge.

If anyone is interested in learning more, they can contact Brandon Marini directly at, 310-782-5210