Friday, April 03, 2015

Homiletics Genesis 46-48

23 April 2013

Contents:            Where?                  Beersheba, Goshen                      Who?  Joseph, his brothers, Israel, Ephraim and Manasseh

1
46:1-4
Israel set out and God spoke to him in visions not to be afraid, that God would be with him and Joseph would close his eyes.
2
46:5-7
Jacob rode in wagons Pharaoh sent with women and children, taking all livestock and possessions to Egypt with all of his descendants.
3
46:8-15
Leah’s sons:  Reuben (Hanoch, Pallu, Hezron, Carmi), Simeon (Jemuel, Jamin, Ohad, Jachin, Zohar, Shaul), Levi (Gershon, Kohath, Merari), Judah (Er, Onan (D), Shelah (D), Perez [Hezron, Hamul], Zerah), Issachar (Tola, Puvvah, Iob, Shimron), Zebulun (Sered, Elon, Jahleel) (and daughter Dinah?) numbered 33 descendants who went to Egypt.
4
46:16-18
Leah’s servant, Zilpah’s sons:  Gad (Ziphion, Haggi, Shuni, Ezbon, Eri, Arodi, Areli), Asher (Imnah, Ishvah, Ishvi, Beriah [Heber, Malchiel], their sister Serah) numbered 16 persons who went to Egypt.
5
46:19-22
Rachel’s sons:  Joseph (Manasseh, Ephraim), Benjamin (Bela, Becher, Ashbel, Gera, Naaman, Ehi, Rosh, Muppim, Huppim, Ard) numbered 14 persons who went to Egypt.
6
46:23-27
Rachel’s servant, Bilhah’s sons:  Dan (Hushim), Naphtali (Jahzeel, Guni, Jezer, Shillem) numbered 7 persons who went to Egypt, so 70 descendants of Jacob came to Egypt.
7
46:28-34
Judah went ahead and Joseph met them in Goshen, Israel wept and was ready to die, Joseph told them to say they were shepherds when Pharaoh asked.
8
47:1-6
Joseph brought 5 men with him to tell Pharaoh his family arrived and the family was given the best of the land and charge of Pharaoh’s livestock.
9
47:7-12
Joseph presented 130 y.o. Jacob to Pharaoh, Jacob blessed Pharaoh and Joseph settled his family in Egypt and provided their food.
10
47:13-19
The famine continued and all the money in Egypt was spent so food was traded for livestock and the next year they sold themselves and their land for food.
11
47:20-26
Pharaoh owned all of Egypt except for the priests’ land and Joseph gave them seed to sow and give Pharaoh 1/5 of harvest and keep 4/5 for seed and food, people were grateful and Joseph made the 1/5 a statute.
12
47:27-31
Jacob lived 17 more years (147 y.o.) and Israel became numerous in Goshen, when death neared, he made Joseph promise not to bury him in Egypt but to lay him with his fathers and he worshiped God.
13
48:1-7
When Israel was sick, Joseph came with his sons and Israel blessed them and claimed the boys as his own and reminisced about Rachel’s death.
14
48:8-22
Israel blessed Ephraim and Manasseh out of birth order, Joseph tried to correct him but he put Ephraim before Manasseh and blessed Joseph.

 

Divisions:

1
46:1-27
Israel faithfully set out with all of his descendants for Egypt.
Principle:
When God says, “Don’t be afraid”, don’t be afraid.
God keeps His promises.
The greatest of promises is that God will be with you.
2
46:28-47:12
Israel is reunited with Joseph, presented to Pharaoh and settled in Goshen.
Principle:
We think we’re ready for death when we’ve achieved a major goal, but God has more for us to do if we are still here.
Leaders should coach their flock in godly behavior.
3
47:13-26
The famine continued until all Egyptians and land belonged to Pharaoh and a statute was created for Pharaoh to receive 1/5 of all crops.
Principle:
Famine drives people to desperate behavior.
Empowerment and delegation is mutually beneficial.
4
47:27-48:22
Israel’s number of descendants grew in Egypt and when Israel was sick, he claimed and blessed Joseph’s sons.
Principle:
It’s good to make your wishes known before your death.
When we are sick, we may be prone to reminisce.
As we near death, we should worship and look for opportunities to bless others.

 

Subject Sentence:

Reunited in Egypt, Israel blesses and claims Joseph’s sons.

 

Aim (Christian and Non-Christian):

TCMATK that God is trustworthy, they should be coaching others toward godly behavior, they should be desperate for God and His Word and they should worship God and look for opportunities to bless others.

 

Application:

1
When has the Lord instructed you not to be afraid and what was your response?
What promises has God kept to you recently?
In what way have you experienced that God is with you?
Describe the Lord’s faithfulness to you.
2
How have you experienced a reunion with the Lord and how has it affected your relationship?
What has the Lord revealed that you are/should be doing for Him?
What can you do to stay on the path to God’s will when you’ve achieved a major goal?
What sort of behaviors are you modeling for others or coaching them in?
3
Are you desperate for God’s Word?
How has God empowered you?
What has God delegated to you?
How can you use God’s model of empowerment and delegation to help others?
4
What sort of testimony have you included in your will?
Have you noticed a pattern to your reminiscing?
How is your reminiscing beneficial and how is it detrimental?
What are your methods of worshiping God?
What opportunities is the Lord giving you to bless others?

 

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