Joseph, The Latter Years / Four Looks at The Lord’s Supper
Delivered By
Dr. Tom Hover
Delivered On
August 22, 2021
Joseph, The Latter Years / Four Looks at The Lord’s Supper

Joseph, The Latter Years
Genesis 50:1-26
The book of Genesis is known as “the book of beginnings”. In its pages, we find first mention of many of the things that we are familiar with in life. Things like sin, death, marriage, childbirth, prayer, rain, etc. It is also a book that ends quite differently than it begins. It begins with creation and ends with a coffin. It begins with life and ends with death! That is a rather odd situation.
The last half of Joseph's life (54 of his 110 years to be exact) is covered in this last chapter of Genesis.  It goes from the death of Joseph’s beloved father, Jacob, to Joseph’s own death.  Genesis 50 can be divided into three major parts as follows:
I. The Father of Joseph   Genesis 50:1-14
1. The Mourning Over the Father Genesis 50:1
2. The Mortuary for the Father  Genesis 50:2
3. The Memorial for the Father  Genesis 50:3
4. The Moving of the Father Genesis 50:4-13
II. The Fear of Joseph   Genesis 50:15-21
1. The Cause of the Fear   Genesis 50:15
2. The Craftiness in the Fear Genesis 50:16,17
3. The Comforting of the Fear Genesis 50:17-21
III. The Finale of Joseph  Genesis 50:22-26
1. The Fellowship of Joseph   Genesis 50:22
2. The Felicity of Joseph   Genesis 50:23
3. The Future of Joseph  Genesis 50:24
4. The Faith of Joseph  Genesis 50:24, Hebrews 11:22
5. The Fiat of Joseph  Genesis 50:25
6. The Finish of Joseph  Genesis 50:26
"So Joseph died, being a hundred and ten years old; and they embalmed him, and he was put in a coffin in Egypt." Joseph died young compared to his grandfather Isaac who died at 180 and his father who died at 147.  It is of interest to note that Joshua, the successor of Moses and a descendent of Joseph through Ephraim, also lived to be 110 years old (Joshua 24:29).

Four Looks at The Lord’s Supper
TEXT: I Corinthians 11:23-26 
Introduction: There are three important truths related to the Lord’s supper in this text:
1.) The Source of The Supper - is not a tradition or apostolic opinion, but rather the revelation given us from the Lord Jesus Christ.
2.) The Setting of The Supper - is the night of betrayal. Our father set this beautiful Supper against the backdrop of supreme ugliness - the betrayal of His Son. This setting heightens the contrast between His gracious provision and man’s bondage to sin.
3.) The Son of The Supper - (Most Importantly) who gave Himself as the perfect sacrifice.
Four Looks at The Lord’s Supper
1.) The Lord’s Supper Is a Look Back.
I Corinthians 11:23-26a
“For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord's death till he come.”
2.) The Lord’s Supper Is a Look Ahead.
I Corinthians 11:26b   “till He come.”
3.) The Lord’s Supper Is a Look Within.
I Corinthians 11:27-32                                                              
4.) The Lord’s Supper Is a Look Around.    
I Corinthians 11:33-34
The Lord’s supper tonight will follow the pattern set forth in Matthew 26:26-30.
Prayer - Pastor 
Special Music 
Deacons hand out both the bread and the cup during this special music.
“In Remembrance of Me”  
Matthew 26:26-30
Pastor Hover - Verse 26 “And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed it,”
Alfred Sagely - Says Blessing over the bread 
Pastor Hover -  “and brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is my body.”
Pastor Hover - Verse 27 “And he took the cup, and gave thanks,”
James McEntire - Gives thanks for the blood 
Pastor  Hover - “and gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of it;”
Verse 28 “For this is my blood of the New Testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.”
Verse 29 “But I say unto you, I will not drink henceforth of this fruit of the vine, until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father's kingdom.”
Verse 30 “And when they had sung a hymn, they went out into the mount of Olives.”
All sing Amazing Grace