Funerals, Fear and Faith (31 of 31) by Ernest Easley

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Funerals, Fear and Faith (31 of 31)
Series: Foundations for Life
Ernest L. Easley
Genesis 50

For the last nine months we have been learning from the book of Genesis about Foundations For Life! And I pray God that you have learned more about building your life on a solid and sure foundation! When you build your life upon the solid rock of Jesus Christ and with the Word of God as your guide, like may knock you down, but it can never knock you out!

This morning we come to the end of our study of the book of Genesis! So take God's Word and turn please to Genesis 50. Now, last Sunday we learned from Jacob how to face death without fear!

Now, you may ask, ''Is it really possible to face death without fear?'' Indeed it is! With the presence of God in your life through a relationship with Jesus Christ and with the promises of God that are yours because of your relationship with Christ, you can face death without fear!

I received a note last week from a man in our church regarding last weeks message and he said regarding the prospect of his death, ''I am no fool! I am ready!'' And may I say that you friend are not ready to die or live until you've invited Jesus Christ to come into your life to forgive your sin and to save your soul!

Now as Moses completes the book of Genesis he tells us about a couple of deaths! The death of Jacob and the death of Joseph. For some time now we have been learning from their lives. Now let's see what we can learn from their deaths.

Last Sunday we learned how to face death without fear. Today we're thinking on this subject now as we think together about Funerals, Fear, and Faith.

From Genesis 50, I want you to see,


Here we find the details of Jacob's funeral. And those details tell us a couple of things.

-the expression of bereavement.

Joseph was the Prime Minister of Egypt but his heart was still tender. So when Jacob died, Joseph bends over the body of his old dad. And th ...

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