JOSETITS PAST IN GOD'S PLAN.
- International Sunday School Lesson
For October 21, 1951. !
HERTFORD BAPTIST CHURCH
C W. Dnling, Pastor . .
Sunday School. 9:45 A. M.
Morning Worship, 11:01 o'clock.
Evening Worship, 8 o'clock.
Mid-week Services, Wednesday at
8 P. M.
" Memory election: "We know that
to &em that fov T1 11 8s"
together for food, even IdSnJ ,hat
BETHLEHEM CHURCH OF, .
Joe Briekhonse, Pastor
r are called according to hie purpose,
Romans 8:28., ,' " w " .'
11 A. Mentis PM.
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i W W Elk'
Lesson Text: Genesis 47: 1-7
v 50: 18-24. '
The life of Joseph is given in four
teen chapters of Genesis (37-50),
..which is nearly one-third of the en
' tire book. ; "It is a story of triple in-
apiration: in the perfection of litera
ture biography at its best; in stature
and stability of manhood, personality
at its purest; and 'in messianic fore
cast and type hriBtlikene8S at its
'$ clearest" (iloore).i;v4:- ,
, The story of Joseph is most familiar
- to all Bible students. " Joseph's early
dream of greatness angered his bro
kers, who planned to murder him
but, at the entreaty of one of them,
they cast him into a pit and finally
sold him into slavery. X 4
As a slave in Potiptiar's home in
Egypt, as a prisoner in the palace of
- Pharaoh and as an interpreter of the
king's double dream, Joseph remained
faithful and true. As a result, he was
elevated to the premiership of Egypt,
, second only to Pharaoh himself,. His
foresight in preparing his country f
for a famine that had been prophesied
resulted not only in saving the people
of Egyptbut also enabled him to be
used to have his father, Jacob, and
his family. , ,
When the famine became more dev-
r, astafing, Jacob sent ten of his sons to
Egypt to buy grain. Joseph recog
nized them as his brothers and sub
jected them to tests, which showed
their deep penitence. Then, he reveal-
, ed himself to his brothers and gave
them every evidence of his full and
free forgiveness. . At Joseph's sug
gestion and at his own expense, Jacob,
with all his household'and property
were invited to come from the famine
smitten hills of Canaan to the pasture
. lands and filled granaries of the Nile
valley. II was hard to convince Jacob
that his long-lost ' son, Joseph ' was
stiir alive and to picture to him fiie
power and glory which Joseph had in
: the court of Pharaoh.
. ' The Egyptian conveyances and the
, costly gift8,.which Joseph had sent. to
his father, could not be denied,. how
ever, and Jacob, old as he was, 130 at
the time, courageously said: ;"I will
go and dee him before I die,. So, in
" the royal, wagons, Jacob, his family,
slaves and all his possessions, set out
for the land of Egypt.
' Jacob was rather troubled about
this migration, however. Abraham had
encountered danger there, Isaac had
been forbidden to go and the old man
wondered if it was for the'hest. At
Beersheba, hia last camping place in
Canaan, Jacob received a divine vision
in which God allayed his fears,, prom
ised to go with him into Egypt, make
hia descendants a great nation and,
eventually, : bring them out tor the
Land of Promise again. So, reassured,
Jacob' and his caravan went toward
Egypt, sending Judah ahead to notify
Joseph of their coining1, r
The-settling of Jacob and his family
in Goshen," the rich lands of Egypt
assigned to them, was a providential
act of treat importance to the human
race. This wandering" Semitic tribe
was to be fused into a nation througn
,the agency of oppre-'5n but, before
' this occurred, they would learn-the
' culture- and arts of the world's most
advanced "and powerful country. Jac
ob lived seventeen years in Egypt On
his deathbed, he made Ma sons prom
ise to bury him, not in Egypt, but back
! in Canaan, in the cave of Machpelah,
beside Abraham; and Isaac and their
wives. riffiXX'yli f"4 vv
Joseph again showed his greatness
of heart when .after their f ather
death, his brothers feared he would
' -visit vengeance upon - them for the
evil they had done to him. Pained at
their distrust of him, Joseph reassur
ed them of his forgiveness, when
he said: "Ye meant evil against me
but God meant it for good." Although
a petted, spoiled,? apparently arrogant
tKy, josepn aeveiopea um an un
'nelfish. kind, noble and brflllaTt man.
He was a wise ruler and a good man,
always relying upon and placing mm
self In God's care.
- jL k m . m m m i ill!!! i y 'S-
L i r . ..
1 Where people are linked by common interests
and common purposes, 1 friendships grow spon
taneously. - . .
In the churches of our community new friend
ships are being made every day. Here children
learn the lesson of sharine as they work and play
Mr together. Here boy meets girl in the most whole-
r.Vding bells ring as couples seal their devotion With
Otne sacrea vows ot marriage, nere peopie worsmp
and serve together, finding strength in their mutual
m .... . .7 . ti . t .L
quest tor spiritual realities, nere inose in me
sunset of life cure the loneliness of old age with
happy companionship. .
. Turn to the Church for the deep, lasting, en
riching friendships you need. They are part of
the practice of Christianity part of the riches to
wbicn tne unurcn guides us. . f ,
It was Jesus who taught: LOVE ONE AN
OTHER, EVEN AS I HAVE LOVJSD XUU.
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BURGESS BAPTIST CHURCH
Colon Jackson, Jr., Pastor
Church services second and fourth
Sundays at 11 A. M.
Sunday School at 10:00 A. M.
Church service 7:45- P. M. second
and fourth Sundays. ; - J
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New Hone Church, n-nn a
Oak Grove Chuch, 7:30 P.
Winall Church, 11:00 A. M.
Cedar Grove Church. 10 A
Woodland Church, 7:30 P. M.
Oak Grove Church, 11:00 A. M.
New Hope Church, 7:30 P. M.
Cedar Grove Church, 11:00 A. M.
Woodland Church, 10 A. M.
Winfall Church, 7:30 P. M.
Woodland Church, 11:00 A. M.
Prayer Meeting each Wednesday at
Winfall Church at 7:30 P. M.
R. M. Gradeless, Pastor
Church School, 10:00 A. M.
Morning Worship, 11:00 A. M., sec
ond and fourth Sundays.
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WOODVILLE BAPTIST CHURCH
James E. Burke, Pastor
Church Services on second and
fourth Sundays at 11 A. M.
'First and Third Sundays at 7:45
Sunday School 9:45 A. M,
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UP RIVER FRfENbS CHURCH
Elizabeth White, Pastor
Sunday School, 9:45 A. M.
Church Services, 11 A. M.
Christian Endeavor, 6:80 P. IL
BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH
Rev. Bennie Crawford, Pastor
Sunday School, 10 A. M.
Preaching first and third Sundays
at 11 A. M.
Preaching second and fourth Sun
day evening at 7:80.
PINEY WOODS FRIENDS
Carl J. Tow, Pastor
Sunday School, 10 A. M.
Morning worship 11.00 A. M.
WHITEVILLE GROVE BAPTIST
Rev. Carl Bjork, Pastor
Sunday School, 11 A. M, every Sun
day except third Sunday.
Church sevices every third Sunday
at 3 P. M.
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HERTFORD METHODIST CHURCH
A. L. Chaplin, Pastor '
Church School, 9:45 A. M.
Morning Worship, 11:00 o'clock.
Youth Fellowship, 6:45 P. M.
Evening Worship, 7:80 P. M.
Mid-week Fellowship, Wednesday
at 7:30 P.M.
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BAGLEY SWAMP PILGRIM
Coy S. Saunders, Pastor
' Sunday School, 10:00 A. M.
Morning Worship, 11:00 o'clock.
Young People's Meeting, 6:80 P. M.
; Evening Worship, 7:80 o'clock.
Mid-week Services, Thursday at
Rev. Charles F. Wulf. Rector.
9:45 A. M., Church School, every
. 9:00 A. M., Holy Communion, 1st Sun.
8:30 A, M., Holy Communion, 2nd, 4th,
11:00 A. M., Holy Communion, 3rd
: Sunday.' . ,:
11:00 A. M., Morning Prayer, 2nd,
4th, 5th Sundays.
10:00 A. M., Holy Communion, Fri
days and Saints' Days.
BEREA CHURCH OF CHRIST
Walker Perry, Pastor
2nd and 4th Sunday at 10:80 A. M.
Morning worship on first and third
Sundays at 11 A. M
Evening worship first and third
Sundays at 7:80 P. H.
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CHAPPKLL HILL BAPTIST
A. H. OnUaw, Paster
' Sunday School, IP. K every first
v Church Service 8 P. M. every first
Sunday dchool at 11 A. M. every
second, tidrd and fmrth Sunday. ,