“For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 6:23, ESV)

18/07/2021 – Evening Service: The death and burial of Jacob and the aftermath

Bible Readings:

Hebrews 11:1-22

Genesis 49:29-50:26

Sermon Outline:

Genesis 49:29 (NKJV)

29 Then he charged them and said to them: “I am to be gathered to my people; bury me with my fathers in the cave that is in the field of Ephron the Hittite,

Genesis 49:33 (NKJV)

33 And when Jacob had finished commanding his sons, he drew his feet up into the bed and breathed his last, and was gathered to his people.

Genesis 50:1 (NKJV)

1 Then Joseph fell on his father’s face and wept over him, and kissed him.

I Jacob’s death

II Honourable burial

III The aftermath

Genesis 50:19–21 (NKJV)

19 Joseph said to them, “Do not be afraid, for am I in the place of God? 20 But as for you, you meant evil against me; but God meant it for good, in order to bring it about as it is this day, to save many people alive. 21 Now therefore, do not be afraid; I will provide for you and your little ones.” And he comforted them and spoke kindly to them.

IV Joseph too died in faith.

Genesis 50:24–25 (NKJV)

24 And Joseph said to his brethren, “I am dying; but God will surely visit you, and bring you out of this land to the land of which He swore to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob.” 25 Then Joseph took an oath from the children of Israel, saying, “God will surely visit you, and you shall carry up my bones from here.”

Hebrews 11:22 (NKJV)

22 By faith Joseph, when he was dying, made mention of the departure of the children of Israel, and gave instructions concerning his bones.

V Conclusion