Friday, December 12, 2014

Homiletics Genesis 14

29 March 2013

Contents:            Where?                  Valley of Shaveh                            Who?  Abram, Kings, Lot, Melchizedek

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1-2
During Amraphel’s reign in Shinar, Arioch (Ellasar), Chedorlaomer (Elam) and Tidal (Goiim) made war with Bera (Sodom), Birsha (Gomorrah), Shinab (Admah), Shemeber (Zeboiim) and the king of Bela.
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3-4
Bera, Birsha, Shinab, Shemeber and the king of Bela, servants of Chedorlaomer 12 years, came to Siddim (Salt Sea) as allies, rebelling against Chedorlaomer in the 13th year.
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5-7
In the 14th year, Chedorlaomer and the kings with him defeated the Rephaim, Zuzim, Emim, Horites, Amalekites and Amorites.
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8-9
Kings of Sodom, Gomorrah, Admah, Zeboiim and Bela came out to valley of Siddim to battle Chedorlaomer, Tidal, Amraphel and Arioch – 4 against 5.
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10-12
Kings of Sodom and Gomorrah fled and fell into tarpits while survivors took goods, food, Lot and his possessions and fled to hill country.
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13-14
A fugitive told Abram and he led out his 318 trained men and pursued as far as Dan.
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15-16
He divided his forces against them by night and defeated them, pursuing them as far as Hobah, and brought back the goods, Lot, his possessions and the people.
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17
After Abram returned from defeating Chedorlaomer, the king of Sodom met him in the valley of Saveh.
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18-20
Priest-King Melchizedek of Salem brought bread and wine and blessed Abram and God and Abram gave him a tenth of all.
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21-24
King of Sodom wanted the people and for Abram to take the goods but Abram refused so the king couldn’t say he made Abram rich but asked that the men with him (Aner, Eshcol, Mamre) get their share.

 


Divisions:

1
1-9
Chedorlaomer in his allies, Tidal, Amraphel and Arioch battle Bera, Birsha, Shinab, Shemeber and the king of Bela after defeating the Rephaim, Zuzim, Emim, Horites, Amalekites and Amorites.
Principle:
Choose your allies based on God’s will.
Choose your battles based on God’s will.
2
10-16
Lot was taken when the Kings of Sodom and Gomorrah fled and Abram recovered him after defeating Chedorlaomer with 318 trained men and three allies (Aner, Eschol, Mamre).
Principle:
If you go into battle with the Lord, it doesn’t matter how many men are on your side or how many allies you have.
3
17-24
Melchizedek meets Abram with bread and wine and a blessing while the King of Sodom asks for the people and wants to share the goods with Abram who refuses but gives a tenth to Melchizedek.
Principle:
Celebrate with and support other believers.
Avoid taking aid from the ungodly.

 

Subject Sentence:

Abram battles kings, saves Lot, communes with and tithes to Melchizedek.

 

Aim (Christian and Non-Christian):

TCMAT see the importance of picking their battles based on God’s will, understanding the importance of who you celebrate communion with and from who you accept aid.

 

Application:

1
What allies has the Lord brought into your life?
What battles has the Lord led you to fight?
How has the Lord made you victorious in battle?
2
What has been the most miraculous victory that you’ve ever experienced and how was God’s involvement apparent?
3
With whom do you celebrate?
Who do you support?
With whom would avoid associating or accepting help?

 

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