Friday, April 17, 2015

Homiletics Genesis 50

7 May 2013

Contents:            Where?                  Egypt                                   Who?  Joseph, his brothers, Israel, Pharaoh

1
50:1-2
Joseph wept and kissed his father and commanded his servants and the physicians embalmed Israel.
2
50:3-
40 days were fulfilled for him who was embalmed and the Egyptians mourned him 70 days.
3
50:4-6
When the mourning period passed, Joseph spoke to Pharaoh about going to Canaan to bury Israel and Pharoah said go according as he made thee swear.
4
50:7-9
A very great company (Joseph, all Pharaoh’s servants, all the house of Joseph and his brothers) went to bury Israel only leaving the little ones and flocks and herds in Goshen.
5
50:10-11
They came to the threshing floor of Atad and mourned seven days and the Canaanites saw.
6
50:12-14
His sons did as he commanded: buried him in the cave of Machpelah and Joseph returned to Egypt.
7
50:15-18
When Israel died, Joseph’s brothers were afraid and sent a message to Joseph saying their father commanded before he died that Joseph forgive his brothers and Joseph wept.
8
50:19-
Joseph said, Fear not: for am I in place of God?
9
50:20-21
You thought evil against me but God meant it unto good, so fear not I will nourish you and your little ones.
10
50:22-23
Joseph lived 110 years and saw Ephraim’s children to the 3rd generation and the children of Manasseh’s son.
11
50:24-26
Joseph told his brothers: I die, and God will bring you out of this land and ye shall carry my bones and Joseph died and was embalmed and put in a coffin in Egypt.

 


Divisions:

1
50:1-6
Joseph kissed Israel and had him prepared for burial.
Principle:
Grieving a loss is natural.
Leaders experience loss and grieve.
Grieving is a process.
Life goes on.
Keep your promises.
2
50:7-14
Joseph buried Israel in Canaan and returned to Egypt.
Principle:
Everyone should honor their deceased loved ones.
Others are watching how we mourn.
We must get back to living after burying our dead.
3
50:15-21
After Israel’s death, Joseph’s brothers fear him because of the evil done to him but Joseph promises to nourish them.
Principle:
Relationships should exist because of the people in them, not because of outsiders.
No man is in the place of God.
All evil committed against God’s people is meant for good by God.
As God’s people, we should care for those under us regardless of how they treat us.
4
50:22-26
Before dying at 110, Joseph told his brothers to take his bones when they left Egypt then died and was embalmed and put in a coffin.
Principle:
It is a blessing to know your descendants.
It is a blessing to know your ancestors.
You should say the important things before you die.

 

Subject Sentence:

Joseph buried Israel and, dying, gave instructions about his bones.

 

Aim (Christian and Non-Christian):

TCMAT see that every action and word from a believer is on display, and to carefully guard what they do and what they say so that it glorifies and honors God.

 

Application:

1
What are some positive ways of grieving a loss?
How might a leader influence others with how he or she grieves?
What are ways to ensure that you keep your promises?
2
How have you honored deceased loved ones?
What would others see if they watched you mourn?
What do you want others to see about the way you grieve?
How have you gotten back to living after grieving a loss?
3
What has been your experience with having a relationship because of someone else?
How is your relationship with God about just you and Him?
In what way have you kept yourself from putting yourself in God’s place?
How has evil committed against you been used by God for good?
What advice would you give to someone about how to treat people who mistreat them?
How are you able to care for others regardless of how they treat you?
4
What blessings have you received because of knowing your descendants?
How have you been blessed by knowing your ancestors?
What important things do you need to say before you die?

 

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