Welcome to Grace Community Church , today we’ll be looking at Genesis 48:1-8, “What Legacy Will You Leave Behind?”
We are nearing the end of the book of Genesis, but the truths that have been discovered throughout this journey are life-changing. Here we are now in chapter 48, and one the major themes in the entire book has been “family”. Families have always been in God’s heart since the beginning of time, and Joseph’s family account is a testament to what God wants to do on a grand scale. Jacob has now come to the end of his life on this side of eternity, and before he departs, he musters all the strength that he has to give his final words. However, Jacob’s focus is not on financial or job security, but on God’s faithfulness and promises, modeling for us what legacy to leave for our own posterity. I strongly recommend that you listen to Reverend Julio Orozco Jr.’s sermon below. This is probably the best message I’ve ever heard about what truly matters in life.
PS: I’d like to invite you to like, share, and comment on the sermon on YouTube because it helps to spread it to people all over the world. This is excellent preaching, which the entire world needs to hear. Every Sunday, our pastor has faithfully brought the word to us, and it is only fitting that we do our part and share it with others.
What Legacy To Leave Behind?
The Passage: Genesis 48:1-5
48 After this, Joseph was told, “Behold, your father is ill.” So he took with him his two sons, Manasseh and Ephraim. 2 And it was told to Jacob, “Your son Joseph has come to you.” Then Israel summoned his strength and sat up in bed. 3 And Jacob said to Joseph, “God Almighty[a] appeared to me at Luz in the land of Canaan and blessed me, 4 and said to me, ‘Behold, I will make you fruitful and multiply you, and I will make of you a company of peoples and will give this land to your offspring after you for an everlasting possession.’ 5 And now your two sons, who were born to you in the land of Egypt before I came to you in Egypt, are mine; Ephraim and Manasseh shall be mine, as Reuben and Simeon are. 6 And the children that you fathered after them shall be yours. They shall be called by the name of their brothers in their inheritance. 7 As for me, when I came from Paddan, to my sorrow Rachel died in the land of Canaan on the way, when there was still some distance[b] to go to Ephrath, and I buried her there on the way to Ephrath (that is, Bethlehem).”