Introduction: In the Bible, we see God’s hand of providence over time and situation. As we live our lives, one of the common themes that we come to experience is the sudden death of those around us. The plans that were made, the decisions that are put off for later, and the hopes of the great vacation, wedding, or retirement all come to naught.… Read the rest
Genesis 47:27-31 If I Have Found Grace in Your Eyes
Introduction: In 1941, General Douglas MacArthur was the commander of the US Army Forces of the Far East. After the attack at Pearl Harbor, the United States entered the war. Following soon after that, the Japanese invaded the Philippines.
By February of 1942 just a short time after the US entered the war, the Japanese had such a hold on the Philippines, that President Roosevelt ordered MacArthur to relocate to Australia.… Read the rest
Genesis 47:13-26 What Will a Man Give in Exchange for His Soul?
Introduction: I’d originally planned to do these 14 verses in two separate sermons. The first was to be verses 13-19 and then 20-26. But as I was typing, studying, and thinking, I had an idea about what these verses were showing us, but it somehow didn’t seem right.… Read the rest
Introduction: Jacob will come before Pharaoh in today’s verses and there will be a tender exchange between the two. After that, we’ll see Joseph’s planned care for Israel during their time in Egypt. These things, though brought about by Joseph, were actually planned by God.… Read the rest
Introduction: Some time ago while talking with my brother, he said something I hadn’t really thought of from our perspective. We who are a bit younger tend to take Israel for granted. They were there when we were born and like so many other countries, they pop in and out of the news from time to time, but there doesn’t really seem anything special about them.… Read the rest