Friday, February 06, 2015

Homiletics Genesis 25:21-34

26 April 2013

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

1
25:21-22
Isaac prayed, the Lord answered and Rebekah conceived twins that struggled within her so she inquired of the Lord.
2
25:23
The Lord told her two nations are in her womb, 2 peoples will come from your body, one will be stronger and the older shall serve the younger.
3
25:24-26
She gave birth to twins when Isaac was 60, the first, Esau, was red and the second, Jacob, grasped Esau’s heel.
4
25:27
Esau was a hunter, Jacob was peaceful.
5
25:28
Isaac loved Esau because he had a taste for game and Rebekah loved Jacob.
6
25:29
Jacob cooked stew and Esau came in famished from the field.
7
25:30
Esau asked Jacob for a swallow of that red stuff and he was called Edom.
8
25:31
Jacob said, sell me your birthright, first.
9
25:32
Esau said, I’m about to die so what good is a birthright?
10
25:33
Jacob said, swear to me, so he swore to him and sold his birthright to Jacob.
11
25:34
Jacob gave Esau bread and lentil stew, he ate and drank and got up and left so Esau despised his birthright.

 

Divisions:

1
25:21-28
Isaac and Rebekah have twins and each loves a different son.
Principle:
It is a blessing to have a spouse who prays for you.
Inquiring of the Lord is what you should do when you’re confused or fearful.
Children are a blessing from God.
Twins can be as different as night and day.
Favoritism is damaging.
2
25:29-34
Esau sells his birthright to Jacob for a bowl of stew.
Principle:
Don’t allow yourself to be ruled by your stomach.
Taking advantage of others is wrong.
Don’t manipulate others.
Don’t be over dramatic.
Don’t despise your birthright.

 

Subject Sentence:

Isaac prays, Rebekah conceives, Jacob cooks, Esau eats, sells, despises.

 

Aim (Christian and Non-Christian):

TCMAT see prayer as an important part of a Christian’s life and to know what aspects of life are important and not to be taken for granted.

 

Application:

1
What experience have you had with others praying for you?
When you are confused or afraid, what is your first reaction?
For what do you inquire of the Lord?
What has the Lord told you when you’ve inquired of Him?
What are some remarkable things about your children?
What are your children (blood or spiritual) like?
What has been your experience with favoritism?
Why do you think Rebekah loved Jacob?
2
What sort of men did Jacob and Esau grow up to be?
Have you ever been so hungry that you were willing to pay an overly high price for the first food you saw?
When have you experienced taking advantage/being taken advantage of in a situation like Jacob’s and Esau’s?
When has something important lost some of its importance because of a (perceived) crisis?
What have you experienced that involved someone being coerced into swearing to something that wasn’t to their benefit?
What does it mean that Esau despised his birthright?  And why is this a bad thing?

 

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