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Am I Living a Life Worth Dying For?

Sermon 6 of our series titled "Snapshots of the Bible"

Genesis 50:1-14 - (1) Joseph threw himself upon his father and wept over him and kissed him. (2) Then Joseph directed the physicians in his service to embalm his father Israel. So the physicians embalmed him, (3) taking a full forty days, for that was the time required for embalming. And the Egyptians mourned for him seventy days. (4) When the days of mourning had passed, Joseph said to Pharaoh's court, "If I have found favor in your eyes, speak to Pharaoh for me. Tell him, (5) 'My father made me swear an oath and said, "I am about to die; bury me in the tomb I dug for myself in the land of Canaan."; Now let me go up and bury my father; then I will return.'"; (6) Pharaoh said, "Go up and bury your father, as he made you swear to do." (7) So Joseph went up to bury his father. All Pharaoh's officials accompanied him--the dignitaries of his court and all the dignitaries of Egypt-- (8) besides all the members of Joseph's household and his brothers and those belonging to his father's household. Only their children and their flocks and herds were left in Goshen. (9) Chariots and horsemen also went up with him. It was a very large company. (10) When they reached the threshing floor of Atad, near the Jordan, they lamented loudly and bitterly; and there Joseph observed a seven-day period of mourning for his father. (11) When the Canaanites who lived there saw the mourning at the threshing floor of Atad, they said, "The Egyptians are holding a solemn ceremony of mourning."

That is why that place near the Jordan is called Abel Mizraim. (12) So Jacob's sons did as he had commanded them: (13) They carried him to the land of Canaan and buried him in the cave in the field of Machpelah, near Mamre, which Abraham had bought as a burial place from Ephron the Hittite, along with the field. (14) After burying his father, Joseph returned to Egypt, together with his brothers and all the others who had gone with him to bury his father.

Matthew 5:44 - (44) But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute

you,

Luke 6:27-28 - (27) “But to you who are listening I say: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, (28) bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.

Matthew 26:26-29 - (26) While they were eating, Jesus took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to his disciples, saying, "Take and eat; this is my body." (27) Then he took the cup, gave thanks and offered it to them, saying, "Drink from it, all of you. (28) This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins. (29) I tell you, I will not drink of this fruit of the vine from now on until that day when I drink it

anew with you in my Father's kingdom."

Am I Living a Life Worth Dying For?