Sermon Notes January 15, 2023


               “Sins of The Father”               


Exodus 34:7, “…Yet He does not leave the guilty unpunished; He punishes the children and their children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation.”                  

Genesis 37:3-4, “Now Israel loved Joseph more than any of his other sons, because he had been born to him in his old age; and he made an ornate robe for him. When his brothers saw that their father loved him more than any of them, they hated him and could not speak a kind word to him.”

Dysfunction #1: Jacob loved Joseph _______________ than the other children.

Dysfunction #2: Jacob ______________________________ it.

Dysfunction #3: It made the other brothers _________________     Joseph, which led to verbal and emotional abuse.

Genesis 37:5-8,11, “Joseph had a dream, and when he told it to his brothers, they hated him all the more. He said to them, ‘Listen to this dream I had: We were binding sheaves of grain out in the field when suddenly my sheaf rose and stood upright, while your sheaves gathered around mine and bowed down to it.’ His brothers said to him, ‘Do you intend to reign over us? Will you actually rule us?’ And they hated him all the more because of his dream and what he had said… His brothers were jealous of him, but his father kept the matter in mind.”

See Genesis 37:12-35; 41-29-36; and, 41:37-44

Fact: Joseph named his 1st son Manasseh. In Hebrew, “Manasseh” meant ______________________.

Genesis 41:51, “Joseph named his firstborn Manasseh and said, ‘It is because God has made me forget all my trouble and all my father’s household.’”

See Philippians 3:12-14