Joseph becomes overwhelmed with sadness following the realization that his brothers have not been enjoying their relationship with him due to the fact that they did not truly believe they were forgiven. He then reassures them that despite the circumstances he faced in regards to his brothers, God transformed it for his good. He later passes away and asks his brothers to take his bones to the promised land. Joseph's weeping mirrors the time when Jesus wept. We are reminded in Genesis 50 that Jesus died on the cross once to wipe away our sins forever. We are reminded of how much of a blessing God's commitment to forget is.
Forgiveness is Final
September 15, 2019 • Jeff Noble
September 8, 2019 • Jeff Noble
Jacob addresses his sons in birth order and blesses them appropriately. When he gets to Joseph, he bestows a blessing that would continue onward to his sons, Ephraim and Manasseh. Jacob also acknowledges Joseph's unwavering allegiance to the Lord. In the midst of this, Jacob pauses to recognize his own need for God and declares an announcement of faith saying, "God I wait for your salvation."
New Clothes, New Home, Same Future
August 25, 2019 • Jeff Noble
After Joseph's brothers are forgiven, they return home to their father Jacob. Surprised and in disbelief that Joseph still lives, Jacob travels back to Egypt with his family in Pharaoh's wagons where he is reunited with his son. In this sermon, we are reminded that God's promises do not change. Even though our circumstances change and our outlook may be dismal, God remains steadfast.