Cruelty: Ancient And Modern by Dr. Ed Young

(Transcribed from actual tape) October 21, 1984 - AM




CRUELTY: ANCIENT AND MODERN

Exodus 1


This morning we begin a study of the life of Moses. Scheduled are 29 ser-

mons, Sunday morning, Sunday evening on Moses. Who knows, we may have 59

sermons on Moses. This is our schedule as we study truly one of the great

personalities in all the Bible. As we begin, let's pray together.


"Father, we bow our heads and our hearts before Thee, asking that You will

quiet us in Thy present and still us before Thy word. Lord, we come here,

some in desperation, seeking, looking, questing answers. And, Lord, I pray

that You will speak and let me get out of the way so that Thy word and Thy

holy and divine message might not only be heard, but may it be received

and understood and incorporated into our lifestyles. For we make this prayer

inthe strong, holy name of Jesus Christ, our Savior and our Lord. Amen."


The book of Exodus takes up wliere the book of Genesis leaves off. You may

be aware that there's approximately a 300-year period of silence between

Genesis and Exodus. The last of Genesis is about Joseph. Joseph, one of

twelve sons of Jacob. We know he ended up his life as prime minister of the

most powerful nation in the world at that time, which was the nation Egypt.

Joseph, as a boy, hated by his older brothers because he was the pride of

his father Jacob. Finally he was sold as a slave. His father was told he

was killed by an animal. And through a series of God-led events, this

slave Hebrew boy Joseph became prime minister of Egypt.

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And then as fate would have it through a famine that covered the known
world, Joseph prepared the Egyptians for those years of drought. But
Caanan - his father and his father's family - were not spared and were
no ...


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