A Cup of Cold Water / Getting Settled In!
Delivered By
Dr. Tom Hover
Delivered On
August 8, 2021
A Cup of Cold Water / Getting Settled In!

A Cup of Cold Water...
(The Rewards of Refreshing)
Matthew 10:42
“And whosoever shall give to drink unto one of these little ones a cup of cold water only in the name of a disciple, verily I say unto you, he shall in no wise lose his reward.”

Mark 9:41
“For whosoever shall give you a cup of water to drink in my name, because ye belong to Christ, verily I say unto you, he shall not lose his reward.” 
I.The Effort    “.a cup of...water...”
1.) Good Deeds Even at the Slightest Opportunity
2.) Good Deeds Are the Sweetest Obedience
3.) Good Deeds Bring the Strangest Overwhelming.         
II. The Extra      “....cold....”
1.) Little Kindnesses Bring Grace to the Needy.  
I John 3:17,James 2:15-16 
2.) Little Kindnesses Bring Growth to the Christian.
I Corinthians  16:15    
3.) Little Kindnesses Bring Glory to God.    
Matthew 5:41      
III. The Earnestness
"...in the name of a disciple..." 
1.) Our Care is Because of Christ.  I Peter 5:7
2.) Our Comforting is in the Place of Christ.  
II Corinthians 1:4 
3.) Our Credit is Forwarded to Christ.   Matthew 6:2 
IV. The Encouragement   "...his reward."
1.)  His Purpose in Rewarding.   Hebrews 11:6
2.) His Power in Rewarding. 3.) His Perfection in Rewarding.   I Corinthians 3:5-15 
V. The Eternity    "...in no wise..."
1.) It Will Be Permanent. I Corinthians . 3:11
2.) It Will Be Precious
3.) Will It Be Plenteous? (For you personally) 
 I Corinthians  3:13
Conclusion:  Matthew 5:16, Matthew 10:39, Revelation 22:17

Getting Settled In!
Genesis 47:1-31
Genesis 47 can be divided into three major parts as follows:
I. The Audience with Pharaoh 
Genesis 47:1-13
1. The Informing of the Arrival  Genesis 47:1-31
2. The Interview with the Brothers Genesis 47:2,3,4-6
3. The Interview with the Father Genesis 47:7,9,10
4. The Inhabiting of the Land  Genesis 47:6,12
II. The Administration of Joseph
Genesis 47:14-26
1. Selling the Grain During the Famine Genesis 47:16-25 There were four different prices for the grain during the famine. First, lucre (Genesis 41:56).Second, livestock (Genesis 47:16). Third, lands (Genesis 47:20). . Fourth, lives (Genesis 47:23).That these prices were wise is attested by the fact that the people praised Joseph at the end of the famine saying, "Thou hast saved our lives" (Genesis 47:25). 
2. Sharing the Grain After the Famine (Genesis 47:23,24,26)
III. The Accommodations for Jacob 
Genesis 47:27-31
1. The Prosperity of Jacob's Family Genesis 47:27
2. The Presence of Jacob in Egypt Genesis 47:28
3. The Promise for Jacob's Burial Genesis 47:29,31