Friday, January 16, 2015

Homiletics Genesis 22-23

24 April 2013

Contents:            Where?                  Moriah, Beersheba, Machpelah              Who?  Abraham, God, Isaac, Sarah

1
22:1-2
God tested Abraham:  Take Isaac and offer him as a burnt offering on mountain in Moriah.
2
22:3-4
Abraham rose early, took 2 men and Isaac and wood and on 3rd day saw place where God told him to go.
3
22:5-8
Abraham told men to stay and took Isaac and wood, fire and knife and Isaac asked where lamb was and Abraham said God would provide it.
4
22:9-10
They arrived and Abraham built altar, arranged wood, bound Isaac, laid him on the wood and took the knife to slay him.
5
22:11-14
The Angel of the Lord stopped Abraham, knowing he feared God, and Abraham saw a ram and offered it up, calling the place “The Lord Will Provide”.
6
22:15-18
The Angel of the Lord said he would bless Abraham and multiply his seed and all nations would be blessed through his seed because he didn’t withhold his son from Him.
7
22:19-24
Abraham ret’d to men and went to Beersheba and he was told about his brother, Nahor’s children.
8
23:1-16
Sarah died at Kiriath-Arba at 127 y.o. and Abraham insisted on buying the cave of Machpelah from Ephron, son of Zohar of the sons of Heth for 400 shekels of silver.
9
23:17-20
So the land was deeded to Abraham and he buried Sarah.

 

Divisions:

1
22:1-14
The sacrifice of Isaac.
Principle:
God tests His people.
God guides us in where to go.
God rejoices in the obedience of His people.
The Lord will provide everything we need to accomplish His will.
2
22:15-24
The promise of seed to Abraham.
Principle:
God rewards obedience.
3
23:1-20
The death and burial of Sarah.
Principle:
 

 

Subject Sentence:

Abraham obediently offers Isaac, later buying land to bury Sarah.

 

Aim (Christian and Non-Christian):

TCMAT be aware of God’s provision and promises and notice them in their everyday lives.

 

Application:

1
In what way has God tested you?
How has God directed your path?
Under what circumstances has God been able to rejoice in your obedience?
How have you experienced God’s provision lately?
2
What promises has God made to you?
What promises to you has God fulfilled?
3
How can you prepare to make things easier for the loved ones who will have to bury you?

 

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