Saturday, April 25, 2015

Homiletics - Deuteronomy 31-32


Contents (not sentence, direct verbiage from Scripture): 

Not included.

Divisions (run-on sentence OK, direct verbiage from Scripture):

1
31:1-18
Moses Instructs Israel About Entering the Promised Land
Principle:
The Lord goes before and with His people.
The Lord won’t leave or forsake us, so what is there to fear?
Our bad behavior is no surprise to God.
2
31:19-32:47
The Song of Witness Against the Children of Israel
Principle:
A God-ordained ministry will impact future generations.
3
32:48-52
The Lord Instructs Moses About His Coming Death
Principle:
The Lord prepares His people for His plan.
The Lord desires good things for His people.

 

Subject Sentence (10-word sentence with proper structure):

Moses encourages, recites a song and receives instructions about death.

 

Aim (Christian and Non-Christian):

TCMATK God goes before and with His people, never leaving, failing or forsaking us.  He has made a way to be restored to Him and He desires that restoration.

 

Application:

1
What guidance have you received from the Lord lately?
How has the Lord cleared a path before you?
What commands of the Lord are you obeying?  What commands will you ask His help to obey?
How does knowing the Lord is with you make you strong and courageous?
How are you encouraging those to whom you minister?
Describe a time when the Lord went before you, was with you and/or didn’t fail or forsake you.
How might your ministry teach future generations to fear the Lord?
Describe how the Lord is raising up a leader in your ministry who may one day take your place.
How has the Lord appeared to you lately?
What do you learn about God’s anger from Deuteronomy 31:16-17?
How is God’s anger different from yours?
2
How have you provoked the Lord and what will you do to restore a right relationship?
How have the books of Moses blessed you?
How might the death of a spiritual leader lead to rebellion against God?
How might hearing a witness against you draw you back to God?
What do you learn about God from the song?
What do you learn about people from the song?
What greatness have you ascribed to God?
What stories from God do you hear from elder generations?
How will God respond to man’s rebellion according to the song?  How should that motivate Israel?  How would it motivate you?
Why are the nations told to rejoice in Deuteronomy 32:43?  How will this motivate your own rejoicing?
3
When have you received instruction from the Lord?
What comfort might Moses have received from the Lord’s words in Deuteronomy 32:48-52?

 

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