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Homiletics Genesis 34-36

  Content ( not sentence, direct verbiage from Scripture, fit on one line ): 1.Dinah visit women;Shechem saw/raped her;loved/spoke tenderly;2fr Hamor:get as wife(34:1-4) 2.Jacob heard Dinah defiled,did nothing;Hamor talk Jacob;J’s sons heard,shocked,furious(5-7) 3.Hamor:Shechem heart set wife;intermarry w/us;settle among us;Shechem:let me find favor(8-11) 4.I’ll pay whatever ask;Jacob’s sons replied deceitfully Shechem;can’t give sister man circumcised (12-14) 5.1 condition circ all males;gv our dtrs,tk your dtrs;if not agree we’ll go;proposal good Shechem(15-18) 6.lost no time bec delighted J’s dtr;Hamor Shechem spk men;”these friendly;cond males circ(19-22) 7.won’t property become ours;agreed,every male circ;3d Simeon Levi attacked killing every male(23-25) 8.took Dinah;looted city;seized everything;wealth,women,children;J:you brought trouble(26-30) 9.they: should he treated sister prostitute(31)   10.G:go Bethel;J:rid gods,purify yourselves;us go Bethel build a

“Make Their Day” by Karen Ehman

 First, I would like to extend a heartfelt “Thank you” to Karen Ehman and her publisher for sending me a copy of "Make Their Day" to review for them. I am truly grateful for this generosity. I really appreciate the time, effort and expense it takes to make a reviewer copy available to me. “Make Their Day” by Karen Ehman is a wonderful little book containing “101 Simple, Powerful Ways to Love Others Well.”   Each of the 101 ideas is about one page long, so these read quickly.   They are divided into eight categories: “In Your Circle of Friends”, “Within Your Own Family”, “Throughout Your Day and Around the Town”, “Across the Miles or Through the Screen”, “For Those Who Hurt or Need Help”, “Among the Household of Faith”, On Holidays, Holy Days or Just Because”, and “By Opening Your Home”.   These ideas can be used “as is” or they may prime the pump to other ideas.   You are only limited by your imagination!   These ideas range from simple to extravagant in planning and can be

Homiletics Genesis 30-31

  Content ( not sentence, direct verbiage from Scripture, fit on one line ): 1.R:give children;J angry:G kept from;Bilhah;gave wife;son;vindicated,Dan;2 nd ;struggle,Naphtali(30:1-8) 2.L Zilpah gave;son;good fortune,Gad;2 nd ;happy,Asher(9-13) 3.Reuben mandrake,R:give me;he sleep with you;L:you sleep me hired with mandrakes(14-16) 4.L 5 th son;rewarded,Issachar;6 th ;precious gift,Zebulun;later Dinah;G enable R;son;Joseph(17-24)   5.J to Laban:send me homeland;give wives children;L:stay,L blessed me;name wages(25-28) 6.livestock fared;increased greatly;I go on tending flocks;speckled,spotted,dk-colored=wages(29-32) 7.any speckled,spotted,dk-colored stolen;agreed;speckled…care of sons;3d journey between(33-36) 8.J branches;watering troughs;mated,bore streaked…;made flocks himself;stronger;prosperous(37-43)   9.L sons:J taken everything;L attitude;Lord:go back;J:fr attitude,G with me;worked fr all strength(31:1-6) 10.father cheated me;G taken father’s livestock g