Tasks for this week:

  1. Watch all three parts of Losing Your Coat Without Losing Your Character
  2. Complete daily Bible reading
  3. Memorize Genesis 50:20 and Hebrews 11:24-26

Week 6: Day 1

This week’s sermon, Losing Your Coat Without Losing Your Characterwith Dr. Robby Gallaty, focuses on Genesis 39: 1-20. We have divided this sermon into three parts for you to watch throughout this week. Please watch the first part today.

Today’s F260 Bible reading: Genesis 48-49

48:1 After these things Joseph was told, “Your father is weakening.” So he took his two sons Manasseh and Ephraim with him. 2When Jacob was told, “Your son Joseph has just come to you,” Israel regained strength and sat up on his bed. 3Jacob said to Joseph, “The Sovereign God appeared to me at Luz in the land of Canaan and blessed me. 4He said to me, ‘I am going to make you fruitful and will multiply you. I will make you into a group of nations, and I will give this land to your descendants as an everlasting possession.’ 5“Now, as for your two sons, who were born to you in the land of Egypt before I came to you in Egypt, they will be mine. Ephraim and Manasseh will be mine just as Reuben and Simeon are. 6Any children that you father after them will be yours; they will be listed under the names of their brothers in their inheritance. 7But as for me, when I was returning from Paddan, Rachel died—to my sorrow—in the land of Canaan. It happened along the way, some distance from Ephrath. So I buried her there on the way to Ephrath” (that is, Bethlehem). 8When Israel saw Joseph’s sons, he asked, “Who are these?” 9Joseph said to his father, “They are the sons God has given me in this place.” His father said, “Bring them to me so I may bless them.” 10Now Israel’s eyes were failing because of his age; he was not able to see well. So Joseph brought his sons near to him, and his father kissed them and embraced them. 11Israel said to Joseph, “I never expected to see you again, but now God has allowed me to see your children too.” 12So Joseph moved them from Israel’s knees and bowed down with his face to the ground. 13Joseph positioned them; he put Ephraim on his right hand across from Israel’s left hand, and Manasseh on his left hand across from Israel’s right hand. Then Joseph brought them closer to his father. 14Israel stretched out his right hand and placed it on Ephraim’s head, although he was the younger. Crossing his hands, he put his left hand on Manasseh’s head, for Manasseh was the firstborn. 15Then he blessed Joseph and said, “May the God before whom my fathers Abraham and Isaac walked— the God who has been my shepherd all my life long to this day, 16the angel who has protected me from all harm— bless these boys. May my name be named in them, and the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac. May they grow into a multitude on the earth.” 17When Joseph saw that his father placed his right hand on Ephraim’s head, it displeased him. So he took his father’s hand to move it from Ephraim’s head to Manasseh’s head. 18Joseph said to his father, “Not so, my father, for this is the firstborn. Put your right hand on his head.” 19But his father refused and said, “I know, my son, I know. He too will become a nation and he too will become great. In spite of this, his younger brother will be even greater and his descendants will become a multitude of nations.” 20So he blessed them that day, saying, “By you will Israel bless, saying, ‘May God make you like Ephraim and Manasseh.’” Thus he put Ephraim before Manasseh. 21Then Israel said to Joseph, “I am about to die, but God will be with you and will bring you back to the land of your fathers. 22As one who is above your brothers, I give to you the mountain slope, which I took from the Amorites with my sword and my bow.” 49:1 Jacob called for his sons and said, “Gather together so I can tell you what will happen to you in future days. 2“Assemble and listen, you sons of Jacob; listen to Israel, your father. 3Reuben, you are my firstborn, my might and the beginning of my strength, outstanding in dignity, outstanding in power. 4You are destructive like water and will not excel, for you got on your father’s bed, then you defiled it—he got on my couch! 5Simeon and Levi are brothers, weapons of violence are their knives! 6O my soul, do not come into their council, do not be united to their assembly, my heart, for in their anger they have killed men, and for pleasure they have hamstrung oxen. 7Cursed be their anger, for it was fierce, and their fury, for it was cruel. I will divide them in Jacob, and scatter them in Israel! 8Judah, your brothers will praise you. Your hand will be on the neck of your enemies, your father’s sons will bow down before you. 9You are a lion’s cub, Judah, from the prey, my son, you have gone up. He crouches and lies down like a lion; like a lioness—who will rouse him? 10The scepter will not depart from Judah, nor the ruler’s staff from between his feet, until he comes to whom it belongs; the nations will obey him. 11Binding his foal to the vine, and his colt to the choicest vine, he will wash his garments in wine, his robes in the blood of grapes. 12His eyes will be red from wine, and his teeth white from milk. 13Zebulun will live by the haven of the sea and become a haven for ships; his border will extend to Sidon. 14Issachar is a strong-boned donkey lying down between two saddlebags. 15When he sees a good resting place, and the pleasant land, he will bend his shoulder to the burden and become a slave laborer. 16Dan will judge his people as one of the tribes of Israel. 17May Dan be a snake beside the road, a viper by the path, that bites the heels of the horse so that its rider falls backward. 18I wait for your deliverance, O Lord. 19Gad will be raided by marauding bands, but he will attack them at their heels. 20Asher’s food will be rich, and he will provide delicacies to royalty. 21Naphtali is a free running doe, he speaks delightful words. 22Joseph is a fruitful bough, a fruitful bough near a spring whose branches climb over the wall. 23The archers will attack him, they will shoot at him and oppose him. 24But his bow will remain steady, and his hands will be skillful; because of the hands of the Powerful One of Jacob, because of the Shepherd, the Rock of Israel, 25because of the God of your father, who will help you, because of the Sovereign God, who will bless you with blessings from the sky above, blessings from the deep that lies below, and blessings of the breasts and womb. 26The blessings of your father are greater than the blessings of the eternal mountains or the desirable things of the age-old hills. They will be on the head of Joseph and on the brow of the prince of his brothers. 27Benjamin is a ravenous wolf; in the morning devouring the prey, and in the evening dividing the plunder.” 28These are the twelve tribes of Israel. This is what their father said to them when he blessed them. He gave each of them an appropriate blessing. 29Then he instructed them, “I am about to go to my people. Bury me with my fathers in the cave in the field of Ephron the Hittite. 30It is the cave in the field of Machpelah, near Mamre in the land of Canaan, which Abraham bought for a burial plot from Ephron the Hittite. 31There they buried Abraham and his wife Sarah; there they buried Isaac and his wife Rebekah; and there I buried Leah. 32The field and the cave in it were acquired from the sons of Heth.” 33When Jacob finished giving these instructions to his sons, he pulled his feet up onto the bed, breathed his last breath, and went to his people. (NET Bible)

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