Friday, December 05, 2014

Homiletics Genesis 13:5-18

29 March 2013

Contents:            Where?                  Negev, Canaan, Sodom, Hebron             Who?  Abram, Lot, herdsmen

1
5-7
Strife is caused between Lot’s and Abram’s herdsmen because the land couldn’t sustain them while dwelling together (w/the Canaanite and Perizzite)
2
8-10
Abram said, “let’s separate, you choose,” and Lot saw the Jordan valley, well-watered like the garden of the Lord.
3
11-13
Lot chose the Jordan valley and settled near Sodom (whose men were wicked), Abram settled in Canaan.
4
14-16
The Lord told Abram to look around at the land He is giving to Abram’s numerous (as dust) descendants forever.
5
17-18
God told Abram to walk through the land and he moved his tents to Hebron and built an altar to the Lord.

 

Divisions:

1
5-13
Herdsmen’s strife causes Abram and Lot to separate, relocating Lot to Sodom and Abram to Canaan.
Principle:
Strife divides families.
Evil can lurk beneath the surface of an attractive thing.
2
14-18
Abram moves his tents to walk through the land God gave his descendants and worships the Lord.
Principle:
We should worship the Lord when we discover His promises.
When the Lord makes a promise, we should examine it thoroughly.

 

Subject Sentence:

Abram moves to Canaan and walks through the promised land.

 

Aim (Christian and Non-Christian):

TCMATK that the most attractive option doesn’t necessarily lead us to God’s promises.  We must follow Him only.

 

Application:

1
Under what circumstances have you experienced strife leading to a family separation?
How have you handled family separations based on strife?
What are the consequences of family separation based on strife?
In what way have you experienced someone else’s choice leading to God’s will for you?
When have you observed that the outward appearance of a situation was better than the inner workings of it?
What might you do to test the inside of a situation that looks attractive?
How can you safeguard yourself from becoming involved in an attractive situation that is actually poisonous?
2
When have you made a physical move based on God’s prompting and what were the results of that move?
What promise of God have you recently “discovered” that led you to worship Him?
What promises of God have you examined for yourself?
What promises of God are you aware of?

 

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