Deathbed Pulpits by Jim Henry

Jim Henry, Pastor
First Baptist Church
3701 L.B. McLeod Road
Orlando, FL 32805
Reprinted from Radio Program "WE BELIEVE"
Print #58, CGF 1O)#3

Genesis 49 & 50

The last part of Chapter 50, deals with the death of Joseph. In introducing the
message, I'd like to remind you that of all the Bible characters, Joseph has been compared
in his life, in his character, as well as in the things that happened to him, with our
Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, more than any other man in all the Word of God. Leot me
give you just a few of those "happenstances" you might say, and yet very parallel
experiences. I'm going to start with Joseph and then we're going to flip-f-lop back and
forth, Joseph and Jesus and Joseph and Jesus:
Joseph was born and his birth was miraculous, according to Genesis 30, when
Rachel- prayed to God and God gave her a chifd.
Jesus was virgin born.
Joseph was loved by his father.
Jesus was loved by His Father, Who said, "This is My beloved Son."
Joseph had a coat of many colors that set him apart.
Jesus was Christ, separate from sinners.
Joseph was announced to be ruler over his brethren.
Jesus was presented as the Messiah.
Joseph was sent to his brethren.
Jesus was sent to His brethren.
Joseph was hated by his brethren without a cause.
Jesus was hated by His brethren without a cause.
Joseph was sold by his brethren.
Jesus was sold by one of His brethren.
Joseph was sold for 20 pieces of silver.
Jesus was sold for 30 pieces of silver.
Joseph's brothers plotted to kill him.
Jesus' brothers plotted to kill him.
Joseph was put in a pit to die.
Jesus was crucified.
Joseph obeyed his father.
Jesus obeyed His Father.
Joseph's father sent him to seek his brothers.
Jesus was sent by His Father to seek His brethren.
Joseph was mocked by his brothers, saying, "Behold the dreamer cometh."
Jesus was mocked by His brothers.
Joseph's brothers refused to receive him.
Jesus was refused.
Joseph was take ...

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