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Summary: This is study about the different color’s that could have been used in Joseph’s coat. Hopefully through this study, we can get a better understanding of the message Jacob (Israel) was imparting to Joseph.

This was a series of messages on the coat of many colors – Power point is available through E-Mail retssi@bellsouth.net

Several Illustrations, points, and the main idea for this series of sermons dealing with the coat of many colors was from James May’s sermon, “A Coat Of Many Colors.” Also Several Illustrations and points came from Tim Patrick’s Sermon, “God Is Light.” Many other sources were used to help compile this series!

A Coat of Many Colors #8 Yellow

Genesis 37:1-3 (KJV) 1 And Jacob dwelt in the land wherein his father was a stranger, in the land of Canaan. 2 These are the generations of Jacob. Joseph, being seventeen years old, was feeding the flock with his brethren; and the lad was with the sons of Bilhah, and with the sons of Zilpah, his father's wives: and Joseph brought unto his father their evil report. 3 Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his children, because he was the son of his old age: and he made him a coat of many colours.

What, have we learned so far about this coat of many colors?

The First was Amber which represented God’s Presence and Glory.

The Second color Black which could have represented two ideas. days of darkness & future of the Famine

Dark Blue which signified Worship!

Sky Blue or Light Blue = Heaven. .

Green = Spiritual Growth.

Crimson or Red = Blood or Sin

White = Purity, Holiness and righteousness!

Today we will be looking at the color Yellow!

Yellow could have stood for so many things that Jacob wanted to teach Joseph.

The shade of yellow many times can determine its meaning. Pure, bright and sunny yellow is the easiest color to see. People who are blind to other colors can usually see yellow. Yellow is full of creative and intellectual energy. Usually you will find yellow note pads.

Yellow symbolizes wisdom. Yellow means joy and happiness. People of high intellect favor yellow. Yellow daffodils are a symbol of unrequited love. Sunday's color is yellow-gold. Yellow Energy Like the energy of a bright sunny day, yellow brings clarity and awareness.

The shade of yellow determines its effect: Yellow-green can mean deceit, and creates a disoriented feeling. Orange-yellow imparts a sense of establishment.

Clean light yellow clears the mind, making it active and alert.

But we know that Yellow represents the sun - The Light of The world

We are going to look at one of the simplest passages in the Bible. It is only three words. Even though it is only three words it is one of the most profound passages in the Bible. Turn to I John 1:5.

We will read the whole verse but I want to concentrate on three words, “God is Light.” That phrase is profound. In fact, two of the simplest and yet most profound verses in the Bible are found in I John. Chapter 1 verse 5 is one of those passages. The other is chapter 4 verse 8, “God is love.” Profound concepts do not have to be long and cumbersome.

Now Let Us Read I John 1:5-7

Life is one of the key theme’s in John's Gospel; it is used thirty-six times.

What are the essentials for human life?

There are at least four: air, water, food, and light. (if the sun went out, everything would die)

Jesus is all of these! He is the Light of life and the Light of the world.

John 8:12 (KJV) 12 Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.

He is the "Sun of righteousness"

“God is light!” We need light just like we need God.

Do you realize there is a physical disorder caused my lack of light? It is called Seasonal Affective Disorder (S.A.D.). It is caused by a lack of exposure to sunlight, which in turn alters a person’s brain chemistry. During the fall and winter months when the hours of daylight are shorter, less light passes through the eyes which then inhibits the release of an important brain chemical, serotonin. When serotonin is not released in sufficient quantities, symptoms of depression may occur. Melatonin, another important brain chemical which regulates our sleep cycle, is released in greater quantities, adding to the depressive state. How is Seasonal Affective Disorder (S.A.D.) treated?

The standard treatment for this disorder is “light” therapy. In fact, it is the primary treatment recommended by the AMA and the American Psychiatric Association, and it is also backed by extensive medical research through the prestigious National Institute of Mental Health.

The principal behind light therapy is that by increasing a person’s exposure to bright light, the chemicals in a person’s brain can be brought back to normal levels and lessen or remove the symptoms of S.A.D. The advantages of light therapy are that it is simple to administer, requires no medication, and has minimal side effects. Although (S.A.D.) only affects a few of us, about 1 in 5 people.

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