A Message of Grace to Undeserving People (Acts 7:9-15)Gus Gill, September 10, 2017
Part of the Book of Acts series
Acts 7: 9-15.
Introduction- Pastor Tony
1. The context.
A. The theme.
B. The circumstances that led to Stephens message.
2. The undeserving and sinful people.
A. He chose the patriarchs as his first example. Genesis 37
B. The religious leaders.
C. And all of us. Romans 3: 9-12; 23. Romans 3: 24; Romans 6: 23
3. The story of God's grace. Joseph
A. God was with him and extended His favor.
1. Genesis 39: 1-6.
B. From prison to prominence.
1. Genesis 39: 19-20
2. Interpreting dreams. Genesis 41: 25-33.
1. By God's grace Joseph invites his brothers to hear God's plan. Genesis 45: 1-5;
Romans 2: 4.
2. Joseph invites his family into God's favor. Genesis 45: 7-8.
9And the patriarchs, moved with envy, sold Joseph into Egypt: but God was with him, 10And delivered him out of all his afflictions, and gave him favour and wisdom in the sight of Pharaoh king of Egypt; and he made him governor over Egypt and all his house. 11Now there came a dearth over all the land of Egypt and Chanaan, and great affliction: and our fathers found no sustenance. 12But when Jacob heard that there was corn in Egypt, he sent out our fathers first. 13And at the second time Joseph was made known to his brethren; and Joseph's kindred was made known unto Pharaoh. 14Then sent Joseph, and called his father Jacob to him, and all his kindred, threescore and fifteen souls. 15So Jacob went down into Egypt, and died, he, and our fathers, (KJV)
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