Friday, January 09, 2015

Homiletics Genesis 20-21

23 April 2013

Contents:            Where?                  Gerar, Beersheba                          Who?  Abraham, Sarah, Abimelech, Isaac, Hagar, Ishmael

1
20:1-2
Abraham sojourned in Gerar and said Sarah was his sister so King Abimelech took her.
2
20:3-7
God told Abimelech in a dream Sarah was married and He kept Abimelech from sinning and he had to give her back.
3
20:8-13
Abimelech confronted Abraham who admitted his fear and that Sarah really is his half-sister and he asked her to say so.
4
20:14-18
Abimelech gave Abraham animals and Sarah, Abraham prayed and God healed Abimelech’s people so they bore children.
5
21:1-8
The Lord enabled Sarah to conceive and she bore Isaac (laughter) and Abraham (100 y.o.) circumcised him at 8 days old, Isaac grew and was weaned and there was a great feast.
6
21:9-10
Sarah saw Hagar’s son mocking and told Abraham to drive her out.
7
21:11-14
The matter distressed him but God comforted him and said, “do it” and Abraham sent them away.
8
21:15-21
Hagar put the boy under a bush when the water ran out and wept but God assured her Ishmael would be a great nation and opened her eyes to see a well and the lad grew into an archer and married an Egyptian.
9
21:22-26
Abraham swore that he wouldn’t deal falsely with Abimelech and complained about a well Abimelech’s servants seized.
10
21:27-30
They made a covenant and Abraham gave Abimelech 7 ewes as an oath that he dug the well.
11
21:31-34
They took the oath at Beersheba and Abimelech ret’d to land of Philistines, Abraham planted tree and called on the Everlasting God and sojourned in land of Philistines.

 

Divisions:

1
20:1-18
Abraham lets Abimelech take his “sister” Sarah, but God protects them.
Principle:
A half-truth is a whole lie!
Husbands should protect their wives.
When husbands fail, it gives God the opportunity to be recognized.
2
21:1-21
Abraham and Sarah have Isaac and Hagar and Ishmael are sent away.
Principle:
God keeps His promises.
Obedience to God is a must.
3
21:22-34
Abraham and Abimelech make a covenant.
Principle:
We should deal honestly with everyone.

 

Subject Sentence:

 Isaac arrives, Abraham sends Hagar away and covenants with Abimelech.

 

Aim (Christian and Non-Christian):

TCMATK that God’s people are under His protection and recipients of His promises.

 

Application:

1
When have you sinned but experienced God’s protection?
Under what circumstances has someone failed you only for you to learn that God was protecting you regardless?
2
What promises has God fulfilled to you that you waited a long time for?
What promises are you still waiting on God to deliver?
What actions do you take to assure obedience to God?
3
How can you be sure to always deal honestly with others?
When have you experienced someone dealing dishonestly with you and how did it affect your relationship?

 

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