Saturday, April 24, 2021

Homiletics Genesis 49-50

 

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Divisions (run-on sentence OK, direct verbiage from Scripture/Principles are Aims for each Division – a truth about God, a truth about man, a truth about God’s relationship to man):

1.Jacob blesses his sons and dies (Gen 49)

Principle:  God blesses to point people to Himself.

2.Joseph buries Israel in Canaan and dies at 110 years old (Gen 50)

Principle:  God keeps His promises.

 

Subject Sentence (10-word sentence with proper structure showing exactly where you are in Scripture):

Jacob blesses his sons, dies; Joseph buries him and dies.

 

Aim (“To Cause My Audience To…” Know, See, Learn, Understand, etc.):

TCMATK The end of the story for God’s people means being gathered back to Him.

 

Application (not yes or no question.  Meant to bring about heart change):

1.How will you bless those around you?  How are you blessing others in unconventional ways?  How might you bless your enemies and point them to Jesus?

2.Where are you sacrificing to keep a promise to someone?  How are you experiencing God keeping His promises to you?

 

The Big Idea (author’s main purpose in writing; the one thing all the other things in the passage is about; if you couldn’t talk about it, you would still understand the passage is trying to convey this):

God blesses through promises.

Saturday, April 17, 2021

Homiletics Genesis 47:13-48:22

 

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Divisions (run-on sentence OK, direct verbiage from Scripture/Principles are Aims for each Division – a truth about God, a truth about man, a truth about God’s relationship to man):

1.The Egyptian people are reduced to servitude to buy food from Joseph during the severe famine (47:13-26)

Principle:  People enslave themselves to what they submit.

2.The Israelites flourish and Joseph and his sons are blessed by Israel before his death (47:27-48:22)

Principle:  People flourish and bless when they are in God’s will.

 

Subject Sentence (10-word sentence with proper structure showing exactly where you are in Scripture):

Joseph distributes food in famine and is blessed by Israel.

 

Aim (“To Cause My Audience To…” Know, See, Learn, Understand, etc.):

TCMATK God’s people bless and are blessed.

 

Application (not yes or no question.  Meant to bring about heart change):

1.Where do you need to remove your trust from men and place it in God?

2.Who is God bringing into your life to bless and how will you help them flourish?

 

The Big Idea (author’s main purpose in writing; the one thing all the other things in the passage is about; if you couldn’t talk about it, you would still understand the passage is trying to convey this):

God blesses people.

Saturday, April 10, 2021

Homiletics Genesis 45:1-47:12

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1.Jos:have every1 leave;wept loudly;”I Jos”, bros terrified;”come close”;distressed4selling(Gen 45:1-5)

2.2y famine;G sent me ahead deliverance;not you sent me;hurry fr say Jos lord Egypt,come(6-9)

3.live Goshen;I provide,5y famine still;tell fr everything,bring fr quickly;arms around Ben wept(10-14)

4.kissed bros;news reached palace;Phar:tell bros;bring fr/families;take carts;nvrmind belongings(15-20)

5.Jos gave carts;clothing, Ben +silver;sent 10 donkey things,10 f donkeys provisions; dont quarrel (21-24)

6.came to fr;Jos alive! Ruler Egypt;Jac stunned;spirit revived;I’m convinced(25-28)

 

7.set out, Beersheba sacrifices;G spoke;afraid go Egypt;I go w/you,Jos close eyes;left Beersheba(46:1-5)

8.went Egypt livestock, possessions, all offspring;Reuben,Hanok,Pallu,Hezron,Karmi(6-9)

9.Simeon,Jemuel,Jamin,Ohad,Jakin,Zohar,Shaul;Levi,Gershon,Kohath,Merari;Judah,Shelah,Perez(10-12a)

10.Zerah,(Hezron,Hamul);Issachr,Tola,Puah,Jashub,Shimron;Zebuln,Sered,Elon,Jaheel;Dinah,33(12b-15)

11.Gad,Zephon,Haggi,Shuni,Ezbon,Eri,Arodi,Areli;Asher,Imnah,Ishvah,Ishvi,Beriah,Serah(16-17a)

12(Heber,Malkiel);children Zilpah 16;Jos Ben;Manasseh,Ephraim;Bela,Beker,Ashbel,Gera(17b-21a)

12.Naaman,Ehi,Rosh,Muppim,Huppim,Ard;sons Rachel 14;Dan,Hushim;Naphtali,Jahziel,Guni(21b-24a)

13.Jezer,Shillem; sons Bilhah 7;went Egypt 66 persons;2 sons Jos 70 in all(24b-27)

14.sent Judah ahead directions;Jos Goshen meet fr,arms wept;I go Phar fr’s household come(28-31)

15.men shepherds;Phar asks occupation;you answer livestock(32-34)

 

16.Jos told Phar fr/bros/flocks/herds come;chose 5 bros presented;Phar:occupation? Shepherds(47:1-3)

17.please servants settle Goshen;Phar:settle fr/bros Goshen,any special ability charge my livestock(4-6)

18.Jos fr presented Phar;Phar:how old?;130 few difficult years;Jacob blessed Phar(7-10)

19.Jos settled fr/bros;provided food(11-12)

 

Divisions (run-on sentence OK, direct verbiage from Scripture/Principles are Aims for each Division – a truth about God, a truth about man, a truth about God’s relationship to man):

1.Joseph reveals himself to his brothers and makes provision for Jacob to come to Egypt(45)

Principle:  God puts His people in positions to help others.

2.Joseph is reunited with his father after God tells Jacob He will be with him and 70 go to Egypt(46)

Principle:  God knits His people together with Himself and each other.

3.Joseph presents brothers and Jacob to Pharaoh and settles them in Goshen(47:1-12)

Principle:  God brings non-believers into the lives of His people to bless them and make Him known.

 

Subject Sentence (10-word sentence with proper structure showing exactly where you are in Scripture):

Joseph reveals himself, reunites with family, settling them in Goshen.

 

Aim (“To Cause My Audience To…” Know, See, Learn, Understand, etc.):

TCMATK God is all about relationship!

 

Application (not yes or no question.  Meant to bring about heart change):

1.How are you motivated by God’s relational nature to use your gifts and resources to help others and build relationships?

2.In what areas are you challenged to cling more closely to your Christian friends and family?  How will you accomplish this?

3.How are you blessing the non-believers in your sphere of influence?

 

The Big Idea (author’s main purpose in writing; the one thing all the other things in the passage is about; if you couldn’t talk about it, you would still understand the passage is trying to convey this):

God brings people together.

Saturday, March 27, 2021

Homiletics Genesis 43-44

 

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Divisions (run-on sentence OK, direct verbiage from Scripture/Principles are Aims for each Division – a truth about God, a truth about man, a truth about God’s relationship to man):

1.Judah guarantees Benjamin’s safety on the trip to Egypt and Joseph is moved to see his brother (Gen 43:1-34)

Principle:  God’s plan and provision are rooted in eternity and will come to pass.

2.Judah begs to take Benjamin’s place in prison when Joseph accuses him of stealing (Gen 44:1-34)

Principle:  God is sovereign and raises up leaders in His perfect time.

 

Subject Sentence (10-word sentence with proper structure showing exactly where you are in Scripture):

Judah guarantees Benjamin’s safety and pleads to be Joseph’s slave.

 

Aim (“To Cause My Audience To…” Know, See, Learn, Understand, etc.):

TCMATK God and His plan are absolutely trustworthy.

 

Application (not yes or no question.  Meant to bring about heart change):

1.How does knowing God is in control help you step out in faith rather than shrink back in fear (maybe even in the midst of suffering)?

2.Where are you stepping out in faith to help, encourage or protect someone else?

 

The Big Idea (author’s main purpose in writing; the one thing all the other things in the passage is about; if you couldn’t talk about it, you would still understand the passage is trying to convey this):

God changes hearts

Saturday, March 20, 2021

Homiletics Genesis 41-42

 

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1.2y passed Phar dream;7 cows sleek fat;after 7 cows ugly gaunt;gaunt ate fat,Phar woke(41:1-4)

2.2nd dream 7 grain healthy good;after 7 grain thin scorched;thin heads swallowed healthy(5-7)

3.troubled, magicians, no one interpret; chief CB reminded shortcomings; Phar impris me/bkr(8-10)

4.Each had dream;Hebrew interpr;turned out as interp;Phar sent for Jos;dream,heard you interp(11-15)

5.I cannot,G will;Phar:7 cows fat sleek;after 7 scrawny;ugly cows ate fat;just as ugly(16-21)

6.7 grain full good;after 7 withered;thin heads swallowed good;Jos:dreams same,G revealed(22-25)

7.7 good cows=7y,7 good heads=7y;7 lean cows=7y,7 worthless heads=7y famine;G shown Phar(26-28)

8.7y grt abundance cming;7y famine follow;abund remem,famine severe;matter firmly decided(29-32)

 

9.wise man in charge;take 1/5 harvest;store up;used during famine;plan good Phar/officials(33-37)

10.anyone lk this man, soG;no one wise as you;you in charge palace,ppl;Egypt;signet,robes,chain(38-42)

11.2nd in comm;gave name Zaphenath-Paneah, gave Asenath wife;Jos 30 entered service(43-46)

12.7y abund;Jos coll food;huge quantities;before famine 2 sons;Manasseh;Ephraim;7y abund end(47-53)

13.famine began;ppl cried food;Jos sold grain Egyptians;world came buy grain(54-57)

 

14.Jacob learned grain Egypt;go there buy some;10 bros went Egypt;did not send Ben(42:1-4)

15.Israel’s sons went buy grain;Jos bros bowed;Jos recognized,pretended stranger, spoke harshly(5-7)

16.they not recognize him;he remem dreams,you spies;no,come buy food;honest men not spies(8-12)

17.12 bros, youngest w/fr, 1 no more;you spies;you leave unless youngest comes;send 1 get bro(13-16)

18.put all custody 3d;3rd d;1 bro stay;bring youngest;we punished bec bro;Reub:didn’t I tell you(17-22)

19.realize Jos undstd;he weep,Simeon taken;Jos ordered fill bags grain,silver;loaded donkeys,left(23-26)

20.saw Ag;hearts sank;Jacob told;spying;lv 1;bring youngest;Ag frightnd:Reub:I bring bk;son go(27-38)

 

Divisions (run-on sentence OK, direct verbiage from Scripture/Principles are Aims for each Division – a truth about God, a truth about man, a truth about God’s relationship to man):

1.Joseph Interprets Pharaoh’s Dream (Gen 41:1-32)

Principle:  God gives gifts and abilities to put people where He wants them.

2.Joseph in Charge of Egypt (Gen 41:33-57)

Principle:  God is sovereign over every person He places in authority.

3.Joseph’s Brothers Buy Grain in Egypt and Simeon is Left Behind (Gen 42:1-38)

Principle:  God’s plan is to prosper, not harm, to give hope and a future.

 

Subject Sentence (10-word sentence with proper structure showing exactly where you are in Scripture):

Joseph interprets Pharaoh’s dream, serves Egypt and sells brothers grain.

 

Aim (“To Cause My Audience To…” Know, See, Learn, Understand, etc.):

TCMATK God places every person in every position of authority for His glory and purpose.

 

Application (not yes or no question.  Meant to bring about heart change):

1.How has your faith grown as you’ve waited for God’s plan to be realized in your life?

2.How does knowing God is sovereign over every authority help you trust His plan (and the state of the world right now)?

3.How does knowing God’s plans are to prosper His people help you to endure painful or frightening circumstances?

 


The Big Idea (author’s main purpose in writing; the one thing all the other things in the passage is about; if you couldn’t talk about it, you would still understand the passage is trying to convey this):

God raises (His) people up to fulfill His plan.