Friday, December 26, 2014

Homiletics Genesis 16-17

2 April 2013

Contents:            Where?                  Canaan                               Who?  Abram/Abraham, Sarai/Sarah, Hagar, Ishmael

1
16:1-3
After 10 years in Canaan, childless Sarai gave her servant Hagar to Abram to have children.
2
16:4-6
After Hagar conceived she despised Sarai, Abram said treat her as you want, Sarai treated her harshly and Hagar fled.
3
16:7-9
Angel of the Lord found Hagar by spring and she confessed to fleeing; He told her to return and submit to Sarai.
4
16:10-12
He promised to multiply her descendants and instructed her to name her son Ishmael and prophesied about him.
5
16:13-14
Hagar called Him “a God who sees” and the well was called Beer-lahai-roi.
6
16:15-16
When Abram was 86, Hagar bore his son and he called him Ishmael.
7
17:1-4
At 99, Abram fell on his face as God appeared and promised to establish His covenant and multiply him.
8
17:5-8
He changes his name to Abraham and says kings will come from him and promises to establish covenant with his descendants, promising land of Canaan.
9
17:9-14
Abraham, descendants and born or bought servants would keep covenant with circumcision as a sign at 8 days old, but the uncircumcised will be cut off.
10
17:15-16
He changed Sarai’s name to Sarah, promising to bless her with son, that she will mother kings.
11
17:17-19
Abraham laughed and spoke up for Ishmael and God said His covenant would be through Sarah’s son Isaac.
12
17:20-22
God heard Abraham’s plea for Ishmael and promised to make him a great nation, but his covenant would be with Isaac then He left.
13
17:23-27
Abraham (99) took Ishmael (13) and every male in his household and circumcised them on the same day.

 


Divisions:

1
16:1-6
Childless Sarai gives her servant, Hagar, to Abram to build a family but treats her harshly and she flees.
Principle:
Waiting on God is better than taking things into our own hands.
2
16:7-16
Hagar encounters the Angel of the Lord, receives instruction and prophecy and returns to bear her son, Ishmael.
Principle:
We should submit to the authority God places over us.
Encounters with God are awe-inspiring.
God sees us.
3
17:1-27
Abram and Sarai receive new names and the covenant from God, and Abraham circumcises all of his household’s males in one day.
Principle:
You are never too old to enter into relationship with God.
God makes covenant with and promises to His people.
Circumcision is the sign of God’s covenant with His people.
God’s covenant had a specific path.

 

Subject Sentence:

Sarai gives Hagar to Abram and the men are circumcised.

 

Aim (Christian and Non-Christian):

TCMAT know that God is active in the lives of His people.

 

Application:

1
When have you experienced the blessing of waiting on God for something rather than taking matters into your own hands?
What experience have you had with taking matters into your own hands rather than waiting on God?
How would you advise a loved one who is tempted to take matters into their own hands rather than waiting on God?
2
What practical advice would you give to someone who is attempting to submit to the authority placed over them?
How would you describe your last encounter with God?
3
How has the path of God’s covenant affected your relationship with Him?
How has God performed circumcision on you?

 

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