Friday, January 02, 2015

Homiletics Genesis 18-19

17 April 2013

Contents:            Where?                  Mamre, Sodom, Zoar   Who?  Abraham, Sarah, Lot & family

1
18:1-8
 The Lord and 2 men appeared to Abraham who had Sarah prepare a meal and they ate and rested.
2
18:9-15
God said Sarah would have a child within the year and she laughed to herself so the Lord asked A why she laughed and Sarah denied laughing.
3
18:16-21
The men got up to leave and the Lord told Abraham what He was going to do because Sodom and Gomorrah’s sin was exceedingly great.
4
18:22-33
The men left and Abraham asked the Lord if He would sweep away the righteous and the Lord agreed to spare 50-45-40-30-20-10.
5
19:1-3
Lot met two angels in Sodom and urged them strongly to stay at his house.
6
19:4-8
The men of Sodom surrounded the house and demanded the visitors be brought out but Lot offered his two virgin daughters to them.
7
19:9-11
The men of Sodom threatened Lot and the visitors pulled him inside and struck the men blind.
8
19:12-14
The visitors told Lot to get his family out of Sodom because they’re going to destroy it, but Lot’s sons-in-law didn’t believe him.
9
19:15-17
In the morning, Lot hesitated to leave so the visitors grabbed his family and put them out of the city, telling them flee and don’t look back.
10
19:18-22
Lot said, “I cannot escape to the mountains,” wanting to go to a small city and the visitors told him to hurry to Zoar.
11
19:23-26
When they came to Zoar, the Lord rained brimstone and fire on Sodom and Gomorrah, overthrowing the cities, but Lot’s wife looked back and became a pillar of salt.
12
19:27-29
Abraham stood before the Lord and looked at Sodom and Gomorrah and the Lord sent Lot out of the overthrow.
13
19:30-38
Lot left Zoar and went to the mountains where his daughters got him drunk and lay with him and conceived and bore Moab (Moabites) and Ben-Ammi (Ammon).

 


Divisions:

1
18:1-33
Abraham receives a promise and a prophecy.
Principle:
When the Lord is with you, you should be hospitable.
Children are a gift from God.
God hears our mumblings and grumblings, our hearts and our thoughts.
Exceedingly great sin must be punished.
It’s OK – but not necessary – to bargain with God.
2
19:1-26
Lot’s family escapes Sodom and Gomorrah.
Principle:
Angels protect God’s people.
Fathers should protect their children.
When an angel of the Lord instructs, you should do what they say.
Non-believers will be destroyed.
3
19:27-38
Lot’s daughters conceive and bear the Moabites and Ammonites
Principle:
Wickedness will be overthrown.
Parents need to teach their children how to behave.
Waiting on God to bring you a mate is worth it.
Incest is wrong.

 

Subject Sentence:

Abraham is promised a child and Lot’s family flees Sodom.

 

Aim (Christian and Non-Christian):

TCMAT know that God is alive and actively protecting His people and judging wickedness.

 

Application:

1
Describe your demeanor when you know the Lord is with you.
In what way have you demonstrated to your children that they are a gift from God?
What action can you take to keep from mumbling and grumbling?
2
How do you protect your children?
What was the last instruction you received from the Lord and how did you respond?
3
What behaviors have your children learned from you?

 

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