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Homiletics Genesis 27-28

26 February 2013

Contents:

1
27:1-4
When Isaac was old, he called Esau to hunt and make food so Isaac could bless him.
2
27:5-10
Rebekah heard and told Jacob to bring 2 goats she would cook so Isaac would bless him.
3
27:11-17
Jacob feared a curse but Rebekah dressed him in Esau’s clothes and goat skins and made the food.
4
27:18-23
Jacob went to Isaac and Isaac questioned his hunting success, felt him and blessed him.
5
27:24-29
Isaac ate and drank, smelled his son and blessed him with God’s abundance and the servitude of family and nations.
6
27:30-33
Jacob barely left when Esau came asking for the blessing; Isaac trembled asking who he blessed.
7
27:34-37
Esau begged for blessing but Isaac said Jacob took it, that Esau will serve Jacob and Isaac can do nothing.
8
27:38-40
Esau said, “bless me” and wept so Isaac “blessed” him.
9
27:41-46
When Rebekah heard Esau threatened to kill Jacob, she sent Jacob to Haran to spare his life, telling Isaac Jacob should go there to get a wife.
10
28:1-5
Isaac called Jacob, blessed him and charged him to get a wife from Uncle Laban’s people.
11
28:6-9
Esau saw Jacob’s obedience and how Canaanite women displeased Isaac, so he took an Ishmaelite as his 3rd wife.
12
28:10-12
En route to Haran, Jacob dreamed of a ladder from earth to heaven with angels traversing it.
13
28:13-15
The Lord introduced Himself and reiterated His covenant promises (land, descendants, blessings, never to leave Jacob).
14
28:16-22
Jacob woke, built and anointed an altar and named the place Bethel, saying, “If He keeps His promises, God will be my God, this altar will be His house and I’ll tithe.”

 


Divisions:

1
27:1-17
Isaac and Esau and Rebekah and Jacob plot about the blessing.
Principle:
Trust God to do what He promises.
God doesn’t need human help to achieve the results He has promised.
2
27:18-33
Masquerading as Esau with Rebekah’s help, Jacob takes the blessing.
Principle:
We must be discerning when authorities over us give us bad advice.
Masquerades don’t lead to true deliverance.
Deception is never a godly response to a problem.
3
27:34-28:5
Esau learns of Jacob’s deceit and plots to kill him while Isaac sends Jacob to Haran for a wife.
Principle:
Deceit tears families apart…literally.
4
28:6-22
Esau takes a 3rd displeasing wife and Jacob dreams of God then promises to honor Him.
Principle:
Sometimes, obedience to authority over us puts us on a godly path.
God reveals Himself when we least expect it.

 

Subject Sentence:

Jacob takes blessing, leaves for Haran and dreams of God.

 

Aim (Christian and Non-Christian):

TCMCAT patiently wait on the Lord for what He’s promised.
TCMNCAT see that the Lord is our only Deliverer.

 

Application:

1
When have you participated in a deceptive plot and what were the results of the deception?
When have you learned of a deceptive plot and how have you handled it?
2
How have you experienced taking a blessing rather than waiting for God to give it to you?
What has been your experience with waiting on God to give you a blessing?
3
What brokenness of relationship are you willing to work to repair and how will you take a step toward that, today?
How can you avoid pouring so much into one relationship that you have nothing left to give someone else?
4
What promises have you made to God and how have you honored them?
What are you doing today to honor promises you’ve made to God?

 

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