Introduction: The sons of Israel had sold the favorite son of the father off to the gentiles where he became the ruler of all of the land of Egypt. Now that there has been an extended famine in the land, they are in need of food and so they have been sent to Egypt to find it there.… Read the rest
Introduction: Symbolism is used throughout the Bible as a common way of teaching us spiritual truths. The elements – fire, water, wind, and earth each point to a spiritual truth. Trees, grain, bread, rocks, rivers, mountains, and so on are all used to reveal spiritual truths from a perspective which we can understand.… Read the rest
Introduction: In His word, God uses agricultural themes to teach us spiritual applications. There are thousands of them, used consistently and openly, to teach us moral lessons, prophetic lessons, life lessons, and spiritual lessons – pictures of Christ.
Today’s passage is one of them. There is abundance and there is famine.… Read the rest
Genesis 41:37-45 Prophet, Priest, and King The Savior of the World
Introduction: As a biblical figure, Joseph is somewhat like David in several ways. He was the second youngest of a big family and David was the youngest. Both were raised as shepherds as well. Joseph’s brothers rejected him and sold him off as a slave.… Read the rest
Introduction: Nothing exists without a cause, and nothing changes without a cause. If there was ever nothing, there would still be nothing now. There wouldn’t be a debate about existence because it wouldn’t exist. But here we are and so we can debate the fact that we are here and how we got here.… Read the rest