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Exodus 8-9

?#?OTin52? Our reading today is Exodus, chapters 8-9:

VIII. Plagues 2, 3, and 4: Frogs, Gnats and Flies (Exodus 8).

• Moses warns Pharaoh that if he doesn’t let the Israelites go God will
pour down frogs all over Egypt and will be found in their homes, bedrooms,
and kitchens.
• Pharaoh’s magicians reproduced the miracle which, ironically only made
the invasion of frogs worse.
• Pharaoh pleads to Moses and Moses asks him when he’d like the frogs
removed. Pharaoh said he would like them gone the next day. So Moses and
Aaron pray and the frogs leave so that they may know there is no one like
YHWH.
• Now that Egypt is frog-free, he disregards his offer to let the
Israelites go.
• The third plague consisted of clouds of gnats formed from the dust. Gnats
were everywhere.
• Pharaoh’s magicians are unable to replicate the plague claiming this is
“the finger of God.”
• Pharaoh’s heart is hardened.
• The fourth plague was swarms of flies all over Egypt except the land of
Goshen where the Israelites dwell
• Pharaoh tells Moses to take his people to a place to sacrifice within
Egypt.
• Moses reminds Pharaoh that it would be insensitive for the Israelites to
worship near the Egyptians
• Moses asks God to lift the plague of flies but Pharaoh hardens his heart
again and does not let them go.

IX. Plagues 5, 6, and 7: Fire, Brimstone, and Disease (Exodus 9)

• The fifth plague #5 is a pestilence that strikes all Egyptian-owned
livestock—donkeys, cows, sheep, camels, and horses—while Israelite
livestock are spared.
• Pharaoh remains stubborn.
• In the sixth plague Moses takes some soot (dust that has gathered at the
bottom of a pottery oven), and he throws it in the air before Pharaoh and
horrible boils break out on the Egyptians and their animals.
• God again makes Pharaoh stubborn.
• God continues to harden Pharaoh’s heart in order to show him His power
and to make His name known through all the earth.
• In the seventh plague God sends an epic hailstorm, accompanied by fire,
from the sky.
• Pharaoh relents for a moment and confesses, “I have sinned.”
• But his confession was superficial and he immediately changes his mind
once the hailstorm ends. The Israelites remain enslaved.



Exodus 5-7

?#?OTin52? Our reading today is Exodus, chapters 5-7:

V. Pharaoh Refuses to let the Israelites Go, instead He Increases their
Daily Burden (Exodus 5).

• Moses and Aaron, on behalf of God, ask Pharaoh to let the Israelites go
into the wilderness to observe a feast before the Lord.
• The first problem Moses and Aaron face as they begin their work in Egypt
is Pharaoh himself.
• Pharaoh says that he’s never heard of YHWH so why should he obey Him.
• Moses and Aaron ask again for a few days to go and sacrifice to the God
of the Hebrews.
• Pharaoh orders that the Israelites must now deliver the same number of
bricks per day, but the Egyptians will no longer provide the straw.
• The Israelites had to scatter to find their own straw every day.
• The Israelite foremen were beaten when the quotas were not met.
• The foremen make their appeal before Pharaoh but it is refused.
• The second problem Moses and Aaron faced was the criticism of the
Israelite foremen.
• Moses wonders why the Lord has allowed things to go from bad to worse.
“Why did you send me?

VI. God Promises the Deliverance of His People in spite of Moses’ Dismay
(Exodus 6).

• God assures Moses Pharaoh will soon learn who He is and the display of
His power.
• Underlying this entire narrative is the battle between YHWH and the gods
of Egypt, represented by Pharaoh.
• God assures Moses by declaring that He had only revealed His name—YHWH—to
Moses.
• This is Moses’ recommissioning service!
• He also restates His promise to fulfill the covenant He made with the
Patriarchs to give the Israelites the land of Canaan and in order for that
to happen to set the Israelites free from slavery in Egypt.
• When Moses spoke to the people they were unmoved because their spirits
had been broken.
• God charges Moses not to give up but to reappear before Pharaoh.
• A record of the clans of Israel and their heads.

VII. The First Plague: Water Turned into Blood (Exodus 7).

• God tells Moses and Aaron that He has made them like God before Pharaoh.
• God says that he will harden Pharaoh’s heart so that the Egyptians can
witness God’s power.
• Moses was 80 and Aaron was 83 at the time!
• Moses and Aaron appear before Pharaoh. Aaron tosses the staff of God on
the ground but the Egyptian priests, unimpressed, turn all of their staffs
into snakes, too.
• Aaron’s snake consumes the other snakes.
• Moses encounters Pharaoh at the bank of the Nile and warns him that
unless he lets the Israelites go he will turn the water of the Nile into
blood so that all the fish will die, the odor will be intolerable, and the
people will tire of drinking its water.
• Moses and Aaron did just as the Lord commanded and the waterways
throughout all of Egypt turned to blood.
• Pharaoh’s priests replicate the act so that Pharaoh, unmoved, returns to
his palace.
• For one week the water was turned into blood.

Jesus in the Old Testament

• God reminded Moses of the covenant He had made with His people and
declared what He offers as a result: redemption, relationship, and rest.
Since we have been united to Jesus our redemption is complete, our
relationship with Him is secure, and we will be brought to our heavenly
rest because of the work of Christ.



Exodus 2-4

?#?OTin52? Our reading today is Exodus, chapters 2-4:

II. The Birth, Deliverance, Adoption, Flight and Marriage of Moses (Exodus
2).

• The narrative moves from Moses’ birth to marriage in just twenty-five
verses.
• A beautiful boy is born to Amran, a Levite, and his wife, Jochebed who,
because of Pharaoh’s order, hides him for three months.
• When she could conceal him no longer, she placed him in a basket, a
mini-ark, along the bank of the Nile, and has his sister, Miriam, to watch
him from a distance.
• Pharaoh’s daughter is bathing in the river. She finds the baby and
realizes he is a Hebrew child. “Hebrew” comes from the word for the Hebrew
language.
• Miriam emerges out of the bulrushes and says to Pharaoh’s daughter and
offers her assistance in finding a Hebrew to nurse him. She gets her mother
who is paid by Pharaoh’s daughter to nurse her own son!
• Pharaoh’s daughter adopts him and calls him Moses, an Egyptian name,
which means “I took him from the water.”
• Moses grew up in Pharaoh’s household, educated in the wisdom of the
Egyptians (Acts 7:22) but always aware that he was a Hebrew.
• One day, he observes an Egyptian beating a fellow Hebrew, and making sure
no was watching, he kills the Egyptian.
• The next day, Moses sees two Hebrews fighting and tries to stop them but
the aggressor said to him, “Who made you a prince and a judge over us? Do
you mean to kill me as you killed the Egyptian?”
• Moses realizes his deed was known, and when Pharaoh finds out, and at the
age of 40 he flees to Midian.
• He arrives at the well in Midian as the daughters of Jethro, a Midianite
priest, were tending their father’s flock.
• Other shepherds arrived and chased the women away but Moses fought them
off.
• Moses is welcomed into Jethro’s home and marries one of his daughters,
Zipporah.
• They have a son, named Gershom – sounds like the Hebrew for sojourner.
• Pharaoh dies but the enslavement of the Israelites worsens.
• God remembers His covenant with the Patriarchs and hears their cries.
“God saw … and God knew.”

III. The Call of Moses and the Revelation of God’s Name at Mt. Horeb
(Exodus 3).

• At the age of 80 (forty years later), Moses is guarding his
father-in-law’s flock of sheep. He wanders with them to Horeb, the mountain
of God.
• The angel of the LORD appears to him in the form of a flaming bush that
doesn’t burn up.
• When Moses inspects the spectacle, God calls out to him, “Moses, Moses.”
• God tells him to remove his sandals for the ground is holy and God
identifies Himself as the God of the Patriarchs of Israel.
• God tells Moses that He knows the afflictions of His people and His
desire to lead them out of bondage into a good land and that He has chosen
Moses to lead them out.
• Moses asks God, “Who am I?”
• God says, “I will be with you.”
• God also reveals his name to Moses (I AM WHO I AM – YHWH), the God of the
Patriarchs.
• God tells Moses what to say to the elders of Israel and to Pharaoh.
• In time God will give the Israelites favor before Pharaoh and they will
be set free plundering the Egyptians as they depart.

IV. God’s Preparation of Moses, the Appointment of Aaron as Moses’
Assistant, and their First Appearance before the Elders of Israel (Exodus
4).

• Moses asks God what he should do if the Israelites don’t accept him as
their deliverer.
• God gives Moses three signs to perform: (1) a staff that can turn into a
snake; (2) a leprous hand that becomes healthy again; (3) water drawn from
the Nile that can turn into blood.
• Moses tells God that he’s never been a great speaker.
• God reminds Moses that He created his mouth.
• Moses pleads for God to send someone else.
• God is angered by Moses’ recalcitrance.
• But God also appoints Aaron, Moses’s brother, to speak for Moses.
• Jethro gives Moses permission to return to Egypt.
• Moses takes his wife and sons (plural now) and head back to Egypt on a
donkey with the staff of God in hand.
• God tells Moses to use the signs but informs him that He will harden
Pharaoh’s heart, so that he will not let the the Israelites go.
• God also tells Moses warn Pharaoh that He will take his firstborn son if
he doesn’t let His firstborn (Israel) go.
• Here’s an interesting interlude: As they are traveling to Egypt, the Lord
met him and tried to kill him.
• The issue seems to be that Moses’ son was uncircumcised for which Moses
was responsible, though it also appears that Zipporah found the rite
appalling.
• God was going to kill Moses because Moses was supposed to teach the
Israelites the Law of God but Moses was not following it himself.
• So Zipporah cut off her son’s foreskin, and touched Moses’ feet with it
and said, “Surely you are a bridegroom of blood to me!”
• God commands Aaron to meet Moses at Mount Horeb and then assemble the
Israelite elders.
• Aaron speaks to the elders Moses performs his signs and the elders affirm
that God has visited His people and that Moses will be their leader.

Jesus in the Old Testament

• The birth of Moses, the deliverer, reminds us of many special births
(i.e. Isaac, Samuel, John the Baptist) but especially the birth of Jesus,
our ultimate Deliverer.

• The Angel of the Lord at the burning bush was most likely the appearance
of the Second Person of the Trinity – for to see Him is to see God.

• God gave to Moses the same promise (3:12) Jesus gives to us, “I will be
with you” (Matthew 28:20).

• On seven occasions in the Gospel of John took the name, “I AM” (6:35;
8:12; 10:9,11; 11:25; 14:6; 15:1). In John 8:58 he also declared, “Before
Abraham was, I AM.” He is the same God who appeared to Moses!



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Come join us for worship this Sunday.

Pastor Paul will continue his series *The Sent Church* with his message
“Breaking Barriers.”

His passage will be Acts 10:1-11:18.

Service times are 9 and 11 am.



Genesis 49-50 and Exodus 1

?#?OTin52? Our reading today is Genesis 49,50 and Exodus 1.

IXL. Jacob’s Last Will and Testament as He Prophecies Over His Sons
(Genesis 49).

• In his final moments Jacob beckons his sons and reveals their future. His
prophecies over his sons based on their character, conduct and the
consequences of their decisions.
• Reuben was an unstable prodigal who will lose his preeminence.
• Levi and Simeon were angry whose counsel is unworthy (Past behavior
affected future reward).
• Judah will be the royal tribe (The Hebrew word for praise and Judah are
very similar).
• Zebulun was given land near the coast – a harbor for ships.
• Issachar’s days will be full of hard labor.
• Dan will be an arbiter among men. (Dan means to judge). Dan will also
turn away from God and follow idols.
• Gad will raid and be raided.
• Asher will a blessed agriculturalist.
• Naphtali will be given the land to be known as Galilee of the Gentiles.
• Joseph was a spreading vine. Jacob uses the word bless six time in his
words to Joseph. He is the firstborn, born of Rachel, and his two sons
share the inheritance.
• Benjamin is a ravenous wolf. His descendants were often on the prowl
including Saul of Tarsus who breathed out threats and violence against
Christians.
• Jacob’s last words were about himself as he reminds his sons to bury him
with his family in the cave of Machpelah.

L. Jacob and Joseph are Embalmed (Genesis 50).

• The family mourns Jacob’s death, and Joseph orders his physicians to
embalm his body.
• Joseph requests permission from Pharaoh to leave Egypt to bury his father
in Canaan.
• Jacob is buried, according to his wishes, in the cave at Machpelah.
• The brothers ask for forgiveness.
• Joseph affirms the providence of God in caring for him and the entire
family in spite of their devious scheme years earlier.
• Joseph and his brothers remain together and Joseph, resisting any
bitterness, will continue to take care of them.
• Joseph dies at 110, his body is also embalmed, and placed in a coffin in
Egypt- for now.

The Book of Exodus (“Going out”)

I. The Growth of the Israelites and the Cruelty of a New Pharaoh (Exodus 1).

• The land of Egypt is filled with the descendants of Jacob.
• A new Pharaoh rises to power in Egypt who knew nothing of Joseph and his
family.
• Instead, he is quite anxious about the people of Israel and their loyalty.
• Pharaoh enslaves the people of Israel and by enforced labor they build
the store cities of Egypt.
• Even under this load of oppression the people of Israel continue to
multiply.
• Pharaoh asks two Hebrew midwives, Puah and Shiphrah, to kill all the
Israelite male babies at birth. However, they defy the Pharaoh’s orders. (A
birthstool was an ancient birthing device).
• The midwives explain to Pharaoh about the swiftness in which Israelite
women give birth.
• God protected and blessed the two midwives.
• Pharaoh orders that every newborn Egyptian male be thrown into the Nile
River.

Jesus in the Old Testament

• In Genesis 49:10 the scepter shall not depart from Judah. Jesus will come
from the tribe of Judah and will possess an everlasting scepter, the rod of
the King of kings.

• Isaiah predicted the ministry of the Messiah in the land of Naphtali
(Isaiah 9:2).

• The order of the death of Israelite boys in Egypt foreshadows the
massacre of the innocents in Bethlehem at the birth of Jesus.



Genesis 46-48

?#?OTin52? Our reading today is Genesis 46-48:

XLVI. Jacob’s Family Relocates to Egypt and Settles in Goshen (Genesis 46).

• Jacob moves his entire family, property, and goods to Egypt, making one
last stop to worship in Beersheba, before leaving the land of promise.
• In a night vision God tells Jacob to be unafraid to move, live and
eventually die in Egypt. God will be with him and will make him into a
great nation. His grandfather encountered trouble when he moved to Egypt
and his father was kept from going.
• The nearest relative would close the eyelids of a loved one. Perhaps this
is God’s way of recognizing Joseph before Reuben.
• The record of Jacob’s family who relocated to Egypt numbered 70 people.
• Here’s the math:
• Leah’s 33 + Zilpah’s 16 + Rachel’s 14 + Bilhah’s 17 = 70 + Dinah =71:
Er and Onan have died.
Joseph and his two sons were already in Egypt so Jacob – 5 = 66.
Jacob + Joseph + his two sons = 70.
• In Acts 7:14 Stephen said there were a total of 75 because the Septuagint
included the three sons of Ephraim and the two sons of Manasseh.
• Jacob and Joseph have an emotional reunion in Goshen – “and wept on his
neck a good while.”
• Joseph prepares his family to meet the Pharaoh and to settle in Goshen
with their livestock.

XLVII. Jacob Blesses Pharaoh and Joseph Promises not to Bury his Father in
Egypt (Genesis 47).

• The meeting with Pharaoh occurs and Joseph introduces five of his
brothers as representatives for the entire family.
• Pharaoh tells Joseph to take them to Goshen and, if they’re capable, make
them handlers of his own livestock.
• Pharaoh leases his own royal livestock for them to tend.
• Then Joseph introduces his father Jacob who blesses Jacob (the greater
blesses the lesser!).
• Joseph settles everyone in the land of Ramses with plenty of provisions.
• The famine is so severe that over the years the Egyptians used their
livestock and eventually their land to pay for food.
• Pharaoh takes possession of most of the land of Egypt and the people
thank Joseph for their survival.
• Jacob moved to Egypt when he was 130 and died when he was 147.
• Jacob knows death is drawing near, so he summons Joseph and has him swear
an oath that he would not be buried in Egypt for his home was in Canaan.

XLVIII. The Blessing of Joseph’s Sons and the Death of Jacob (Genesis 48).

• Joseph takes his two sons to see Jacob. Jacob explains that Joseph’s two
sons, Manasseh and Ephraim, will be counted as if they were Jacob’s sons.
The twelve tribes of Israel will be: Reuben, Gad, Simeon, Judah, Dan,
Benjamin, Asher, Naphtali, Zebulun, Issachar, Manasseh, and Ephraim.
• Joseph is blessed with two tribes named after his sons.
• Levi will be recognized as the priestly clan.
• Joseph brings Manasseh and Ephraim to be blessed by Jacob who
crisscrosses his hands and gives the blessing of the firstborn to the
younger Ephraim.
• When Joseph seeks to correct his father, but Jacob refuses and
acknowledges what he is doing by intent. (He places Rachel ahead of Leah).
• Joseph is 56 at the time of his father’s death and his sons are young men.
• Joseph is given a mountain slope Jacob had fought for and taken from the
Amorites. The Hebrew word slope sounds like Shechem.
• Jacob reminds them he wants to be buried with his fathers.

Jesus in the Old Testament

• There is no biblical ground for stating this but one could see the cross
in Jacob’s blessing of Joseph’s sons picturing the reversal of our own
birth order: the blessing to redeemed sinners in Christ comes not to the
firstborn but those second born. We are born a second time not by human
agency but by the Spirit.



Genesis 44-45

?#?OTin52? Our reading today is Genesis 44-45:

XLIV. Joseph Tests his Brothers again and Judah Steps Up (Genesis 44).

• As before, Joseph instructs his steward during dinner to fill their sacks
with food and place each brother’s money in his sack.
• In addition, he directs his servant to put his very own silver cup in
Benjamin’s bag.
• At daybreak they are sent off and after traveling a short distance are
overtaken by Joseph’s steward an accused of taking advantage of the
kindness shown them.
• The brothers state that if any of the gold or silver were found on one of
them that brother will die.
• Each brother opened his sack, from the oldest to the youngest (increasing
the tension) until the cup was found in Benjamin’s sack.
• They tore their clothes in genuine despair and headed back to the city.
• Judah pleads their case before Joseph and as he promised to his father,
offers himself in Benjamin’s stead.
• Judah’s appeal is as moving as any speech in the entire Joseph narrative.
• Judah says that God has found out the sin of his servants.

XLV. Joseph Discloses his Identity to his Brothers and Invites them to Live
in Egypt with their Father (Genesis 45).

• After Joseph’s plan revealed his brothers’ regret he is overcome with
emotion and finally discloses who he is.
• His first question is to ask whether his father is still alive?
• His brothers are totally dumbfounded and cannot answer. Their silence is
a mixture of many emotions (i.e. amazement, fear, shock, etc.). They are
still afraid 17 years later (cf. Genesis 50:15-21).
• Joseph declares that in their evil intent God was still providentially at
work and sent him ahead of them for their their survival from the famine.
• The providence of God did not lessen the wrong they did but it did ease
their fear and sorrow.
• Joseph instructs his brothers to return home, tell his father how God has
made him lord of Egypt, and come and live in the land of Goshen.
• Finally, the brothers began to speak.
• Pharaoh tells Joseph to move his family to Egypt and he will even finance
their move from Canaan.
• Joseph bestows gifts and fine clothes upon his brothers and gives more to
Benjamin than the others.
• His last word before they departed was that they not quarrel on the way!
• When they arrive home they report to Jacob that Joseph is still alive and
that he’s the ruler over all of Egypt.
• Jacob breaks through his skepticism and with joy declares his desire to
see Joseph.

Jesus in the Old Testament

• Judah, the brother through whom the messianic line would continue,
becomes the leader and spokesman for his family. He also offers himself to
die in Benjamin’s place.

• All his brothers bow before Joseph, not only fulfilling his dream, but
also prefiguring that day when every knee will before Jesus, confessing Him
as Lord.



Genesis 42-43

#?OTin52? Our reading today is Genesis 42-43:

XLII. Jacob’s Sons First Trip Down to Egypt (Genesis 42)

• The sons of Jacob surely thought that Joseph was dead or would never be
seen again. The next few chapters describe Joseph’s interaction (now
Governor of all Egypt) with them when they arrive in Egypt.
• Jacob and his family feel the effects of the famine in Canaan.
• He sends his sons (Joseph’s brothers) to Egypt to acquire grain.
• All of his sons make the trip except Benjamin, his youngest and Joseph’s
only full brother, by Rachel.
• The brothers arrive in Egypt and bow down before Joseph. Remember 37:6-7?
Joseph’s dream is fulfilled.
• Joseph recognizes them but they don’t recognize him.
• He acts harshly towards them and accuses them of being spies. Four times
he accused them of false pretense.
• To prove they’re not spies, they are ordered to send one of them back to
Canaan to bring their youngest brother back to Egypt. The rest will remain
in Egypt, in custody, until they return.
• After spending three days in custody Joseph changes his mind and allows
all the brothers to return except one. Simeon remains in Egypt, the deposit
guaranteeing their return with Benjamin.
• The brothers’ guilty conscience is activated and they perceive all of
this as retribution for wronging Joseph.
• Joseph overhears their conversation and is brought to tears.
• Before they go, Joseph slips the silver they used to pay for the grain
into their baggage along with more grain and other supplies.
• As they travel back one of the brothers discovers the silver in his bag
and they are all frightened.
• When they arrive home they give Jacob a full report.
• When they open the rest of their bags, each brother’s silver is also
discovered.
• Jacob refuses to send Benjamin. He doesn’t want to lose him too – it
would be more than he could bear.

XLIII. Jacob’s Sons Second Trip Down to Egypt (Genesis 43).

• The famine is still going strong, and the family has already eaten up the
provisions they got from their first trip to Egypt.
• A significant period of time has passed – enough to have gone back and
forth twice.
• Jacob tells them to go back and buy more food – without food they would
die.
• Judah reminds them that were were told not to come back unless they
brought their youngest brother with them.
• Judah steps up promises to take care of Benjamin on his life – redeeming
himself for hatching the plot to sell Joseph into slavery. Judah and
Reuben, who willingly gave up their brother out of hatred, are now willing
to give their lives for Benjamin.
• Jacob agrees to let Benjamin go with twice the money and he also puts
together a gift – remember the gift-package he once put together for Esau?
• Upon their arrival in Egypt, Joseph invites them over to his house.
• They fear the worst.
• Joseph arrives and his brothers bow down before him.
• They explain how upon their first trip their money had been returned to
them.
• Joseph said it must have been the favor of their God who gave them the
treasure.
• Joseph releases Simeon.
• The brothers prepare to present Joseph his gift.
• Joseph asks them about the welfare of their father and he weeps when he
saw Benjamin.
• They ate in separate rooms because Egyptians and Hebrews did not eat
together. When they were seated, they were arranged by order of their birth.
• Joseph shared with them food from his own table and Benjamin received 5
times as much as the others.

Jesus in the Old Testament

• Judah’s leadership emerges in this account and his descendants would form
the royal tribe, from whom Jesus, the Messiah, would come.

• The principle of giving your life for the sake of another is prominent in
this story. Jesus said, “No greater love than this, than a man lay down his
lifer for His friends.” Jesus’ self-sacrifice was the ultimate substitution
for by His death we are redeemed.



Genesis 41

?#?OTin52? Our reading today is Genesis 41:

XLI. Joseph is Brought out of Prison and Made Second in Command in Egypt
(Genesis 41)

• For two years Joseph remains in prison, forgotten by the cupbearer.
• God has used the last 13 years of his life to strengthen his character
and prepare him for his future role.
• Two years pass before Pharaoh has two perplexing dreams. He calls for his
magicians and wise men to interpret them.
• These Egyptian priests were unable to decipher Pharaoh’s dreams.
• Finally, the chief cupbearer remembers Joseph, his former prison-mate,
and informs Pharaoh about Joseph’s skill interpreting dreams.
• Pharaoh sends for Joseph. and he prepares to meet the ruler of Egypt.
• Joseph humbly and carefully gives to God all the credit for any ability
to understand dreams and then interprets Pharaoh’s dreams asserting that
they are forecasting seven years of abundance followed by seven years of
famine.
• He recommends that Pharaoh find a wise leader to guide Egypt through the
years to come.
• This leader will need to store food during the seven years of abundance
in preparation for the lean years to come.
• Pharaoh promotes Joseph to this newly created position overseeing all the
land of Egypt.
• He is given a signet ring, fine linen for clothing and a gold chain.
• He is given his personal chariot.
• He is given a new name: Zaphenath-paneah (the word sounds like the Hebrew
word, ‘to kneel’).
• He marries Asenath, the daughter of an Egyptian priest, who bears two
sons: Manasseh (‘forgetting’) and Ephraim (‘increasing’ or ‘double fruit’).
• During the seven years of abundance, Joseph stores up food.
• When the famine arrives, Joseph opens the storehouses of Egypt.
• The famine is so severe that people come from other countries all around
the world to Egypt for relief.

Jesus in the Old Testament

• At the wedding in Cana, Mary tells the servants to do whatever Jesus told
them to do – just as Pharaoh ordered his servants to do whatever Joseph
said.

• The blessing brought to the world through Joseph is now given in
super-abundance through Jesus.



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Come join us for worship this Sunday.

Pastor Paul will continue his series *The Sent Church* with his message
“God’s Training Program.”

His passage will be Acts 9:15-31.

Service times are 9 and 11 am.