Friday, January 30, 2015

Homiletics Genesis 25:19-28:9

25 April 2013

Contents:            Where?                  Gerar, Beersheba                          Who?  Isaac, Rebekah, Jacob, Esau

1
25:19-22
Abraham’s son Isaac married Rebekah at 40 and prayed for her barrenness and she conceived but the children struggled within her and she inquired of the Lord.
2
25:23-26
The Lord said she carried 2 nations and the older would serve the younger and she gave birth to twins when Isaac was 60: Esau was red and Jacob came out grasping Esau’s heel.
3
25:27-34
Esau, the hunter, was loved by Isaac and Rebekah loved Jacob, the peaceful; when Jacob made stew, Esau sold his birthright (which he despised) for a bowl.
4
26:1-5
A famine came and Isaac settled in Gerar when the Lord told him not to go to Egypt and that He would bless him in Gerar, giving land, descendants and blessing to all nations because of Abraham’s obedience.
5
26:6-11
In Gerar, Isaac was afraid so he said Rebekah was his sister, but Abimelech caught Isaac caressing her and confronted Isaac and told the people to leave them alone or die.
6
26:12-17
God blessed Isaac with wealth and the Philistines envied him, stopped up Abraham’s wells and Abimelech sent Isaac away because he was powerful so I camped in valley of Gerar.
7
26:18-22
Isaac re-dug Abraham’s wells and his servants found a well and the herdsmen claimed it – twice and a third well they didn’t quarrel over because the Lord made room for them.
8
26:23-25
The Lord appeared to Isaac at Beersheba promising blessing and Isaac built an altar, pitched tents and dug a well.
9
26:26-35
Abimelech came to Isaac requesting a covenant because the Lord was with him so they feasted and exchanged oaths, when A left Isaac’s servants found water and called it Shibah and Esau married 2 Hittites at 40 and grieved his parents.
10
27:1-4
When Isaac was old, he told Esau to make him game so he could bless him before he died.
11
27:5-17
Rebekah overheard and prepared goats, dressed Jacob in Esau’s clothes and goatskins and sent him to Isaac.
12
27:18-29
Jacob went to Isaac claiming to be Esau, saying God gave him success hunting, so Isaac touched him and smelled him and questioned him, ate and blessed him with the dew of heaven, fatness of the earth, abundance of grain and new wine, people to serve him, nations to bow to him, mastery over brothers, curse those who curse him and bless those who bless him.
13
27:30-40
Jacob left and Esau came in with food and Isaac trembled and Esau cried out for blessing but Isaac couldn’t he said he would dwell away from fertility of earth, away from dew of heaven, live by the sword, serve brother, when you become restless you will break yoke from your neck.
14
27:41-46
Esau threatened to kill Jacob so Rebekah sent him to Laban for a few days, telling Isaac she didn’t want Jacob to take a wife from the daughters of Heth.
15
28:1-9
Isaac called Jacob and sent him to Laban to find a wife and blessed him and Esau saw that the daughters of Canaan displeased Isaac and married Ishmael’s daughter Mahalath.

 

Divisions:

1
25:19-34
Isaac prays, Rebekah conceives and Esau sells his birthright to Jacob.
Principle:
Prayer changes things.
A praying husband is a blessing.
Don’t make hasty decisions when you’re hungry.
2
26:1-35
Isaac is blessed in Gerar and Beersheba.
Principle:
God guides and blesses His people.
God may not keep you in one place.
3
27:1-46
Jacob steals Esau’s blessing.
Principle:
Beware of being ruled by your stomach.
It is best to let God rather than taking matters into your own hands.
Deceit may lead to God’s will, but it is not God’s way.
We cannot circumvent God’s will.
Parents should reserve blessings for all of their children.
4
28:1-9
Isaac sends Jacob to Laban to find a wife.
Principle:
Equal yoking in marriage is important.

 

Subject Sentence:

Isaac’s prayer brings twins, a sold birthright and stolen blessing.

 

Aim (Christian and Non-Christian):

TCMATK without any doubt that God’s will be done in spite of our actions.

 

Application:

1
What experience have you had with answers to prayer?
How has prayer changed things in your life?
2
How has God blessed and guided you throughout your life?
Where and how has God moved you to accomplish His will in your life?
3
How has being ruled by something other than God hurt you?
When have you experienced doing things your own way with less than stellar results?  How did God turn that situation into blessing?
If it was God’s will for Jacob to receive the blessing, how might God have brought that about without Rebekah and Jacob deceiving Isaac?
What blessings did you and your siblings receive from your parents?
What blessings have you reserved for each of your children?
4
Why is equal yoking important in marriage?

 

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