Friday, January 23, 2015

Homiletics Genesis 24:1-25:18

24 April 2013

Contents:            Where?                  Nahor, Beer-lahai-roi                   Who?  Abraham, Servant, Rebekah, Isaac, Ishmael & sons

1
24:1-4
When Abraham was old, he made his oldest servant swear that Isaac would not marry a Canaanite, but someone from his relatives.
2
24:5-9
The servant swore he wouldn’t bring Isaac back to Abraham’s relatives.
3
24:10-14
The servant loaded 10 camels and went to Nahor and had the camels kneel by the well, then he prayed for success and asked for a sign of who God chose for Isaac.
4
24:15-21
Before he finished, Rebekah came and filled her water jar, gave a drink to the servant when he asked and watered his camels while he watched her.
5
24:22-27
When camels finished, the servant gave her jewelry and asked who she was and if she had a place for him to stay, she said yes and he worshiped God for leading him to A’s family.
6
24:28-33
Rebekah ran to tell her family and her brother Laban ran to the spring and invited the servant home and fed the camels but the servant wouldn’t eat until he told his business.
7
24:34-41
The servant said Abraham was blessed by God and told them about Abraham’s desire to find Isaac a wife from family, not the Canaanites, releasing him from his oath if she won’t come.
8
24:42-44
So he came to the spring and prayed that the woman he asked for a drink who offered to water the camels would be God’s choice.
9
24:45-49
Before he finished speaking, Rebekah came out and did all he prayed for, so I praised God and I’m waiting to know if you will deal kindly with my master.
10
24:50-54
Laban and Bethuel acknowledge the Lord and told the servant to take Rebekah and he gave them gifts, spent the night and wanted to leave early the next morning.
11
24:55-61
Mom and brother wanted her to stay a few days, servant wanted to leave, they said they would ask Rebekah and she agreed to go so they blessed her and they left.
12
24:62-67
Isaac went out to meditate and saw camels, Rebekah asked the servant who he was and she covered herself, he told Isaac what he’d done and Rebekah became Isaac’s wife.
13
25:1-6
Abraham married Keturah and had more children and gave them gifts and sent them away, but he gave Isaac everything.
14
25:7-11
Abraham lived 175 years and Isaac and Ishmael buried him in the cave of Machpelah with Sarah and God blessed Isaac and he lived by Beer-lahai-roi.
15
25:12-18
Ishmael lived 137 years and his sons were Nebaioth, Kedar, Adbeel, Mibsam, Mishma, Dumah, Massa, Hadad, Tema, Jetur, Naphish and Kademah – they settled from Havilah to Shur.

 

Divisions:

1
24:1-27
Abraham sends his servant to get a wife for Isaac.
Principle:
Choosing a spouse is important.
We should allow God to choose our mate.
Praying about who God wants you to marry is wise.
Watch for God to answer your prayer.
Worship God once He answers.
2
24:28-67
The Lord gives the servant success and Isaac marries Rebekah.
Principle:
When God answers prayer, don’t hesitate to act on it.
Bless your children when they leave home to get married.
You learn surprising things while meditating.
Trust God to bring you the right mate.
3
25:1-11
Abraham fathers more children and is buried by Isaac and Ishmael.
Principle:
Putting aside your differences to honor your parents honors God.
4
25:12-18
Ishmael fathers 12 tribes and dies at 137 y.o.
Principle:
God promised to prosper Ishmael and He kept that promise.

 

Subject Sentence:

Isaac marries Rebekah and buries Abraham with his brother Ishmael.

 

Aim (Christian and Non-Christian):

TCMATK that God brings relationships into the lives of His people and desires that we honor those relationships.

 

Application:

1
What method did you use to choose your spouse?
What can you do – or not do – to insure that God chooses your mate?
What are you praying/did you pray about your mate?
How did God answer your prayer for a mate?
How did you worship God when He answered your prayer for a mate?
2
How do you respond when God answers prayer?
How did your parents bless you when you married?
How would you have liked your parents to bless you when you married?
How did you bless your children when they married?
How will you bless your children when they marry?
What surprising things have you learned while you were meditating?
In what ways did you trust God to bring you the right mate?
3
In what ways have you had to put aside differences with others to honor your parents?
In what ways have you had to put aside differences with others to honor God?
4
What promises has God kept to you?
How has God prospered you?

 

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