Saturday, February 27, 2021

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 altar;gave gods Jacob buried(35:1-4)

11.set out no one pursued;J to Bethel;built altar;Rebekah’s nurse buried outside Bethel(5-8)

12.G appeared again;your name Israel;I G Almighty,be fruitful;land I give you descendants;G went(9-13)

13.Jacob pillar drink offering oil;called place Bethel;moved on, Rachel birth difficulty;another son(14-17)

14.breathed last Ben-Oni, Benjamin;Rachel buried;J set pillar;moved on;Reub slept Bilhah(18-22)

15.sons Leah:Reub,Sim,Levi,Judah,Issa,Zeb;Rachel:Jos,Ben;Bilhah:Dan,Naph;Zilpah:Gad,Asher(23-26)

16.Jacob home;Isaac lived 180y;Esau Jacob buried(27-29)

 

17.family Esau;wives Adah,Oholibamah;Basemath;bore Eliphaz,Reuel,Jeush,Jalam,Korah-Canaan(36:1-5)

18.Esau mv from Jacob;poss too great remain together;settled Seir;fr Edomites; Eliphaz(…Amalek)(6-12)

19.Reuel…chiefs…kings…(13-43)

20.

 

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.Dinah is defiled and Simeon and Levi kill and plunder Shechem (Genesis 34:1-31)

Principle:  Multiple wrongs don’t make a right.

2.Jacob came home, Isaac died and Esau and Jacob buried him (Genesis 35:1-29)

Principle:  God calls everyone home to Himself.

3.The Family Line of Esau (Genesis 36:1-43)

Principle:  God builds all families – physical and spiritual.

 

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

Shechem defiles Dinah, Jacob returns home, Esau’s line is defined.

 

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

TCMATK God uses every part of every life to bring His plan to fruition.

 

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

1.How does knowing that vengeance belongs to the Lord help you extend grace and mercy to those who have hurt you?

2.How are your day-to-day steps leading you home to God?

3.How are your physical and spiritual families pointing you to God and His plan for your life?

 

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):

 

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

“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 executed on virtually any budget.  Need ideas to show your appreciation to someone?  This is the book for you!

Saturday, February 13, 2021

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;2nd;struggle,Naphtali(30:1-8)

2.L Zilpah gave;son;good fortune,Gad;2nd;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 5th son;rewarded,Issachar;6th;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 given me;aoG dream;seen what Laban doing;leave(7-13)

11.R/L:do we share inheritance;sold us,used up what pd for us;wealth G took belongs us/children(14-16)

 

12.J children/wives camels;drove livestock ahead:Laban shear sheep,R stole gods(17-19)

13.J deceived by running;crossed Euphrates;3d day Laban told J fled;pursued;G to L dream say(20-24)

14.Laban overtook;you deceived;didn’t let kiss grandchildren/dtrs;I power harm,G:say anything(25-29)

15.why steal gods;afraid;anyone has gods not live;Laban found nothing;R gods saddle sitting(30-34)

16.cannot stand,not find;J angry;what you found;w/you 20 years;animals I bore loss(35-39)

17.consumed,cold,sleep fled;worked 14y dtrs,6y flocks,changed wages 10x;G rebuked(40-42)

18.Lab:all see mine;make covenant;J stone pillar;relatives stones heap,ate;heap witness;Mizpah(43-49)

19.G witness between;not go past heap;G judge between;sacrifice,meal,spent night(50-54)

20.early morning Laban kissed grandchildren, dtrs, left(55)

 

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’s wives and children(Genesis 30:1-24)

Principle:  God’s will and timing cannot be forced.

2.Jacob’s wages(Genesis 30:25-43)

Principle:  God gives and God takes away.

3.Jacob’s Lord tells him to go back to the land of his fathers(Genesis31:1-16)

Principle:  God ultimately sends His people home.

4.Jacob takes his family and flocks and leaves Laban(Genesis 31:17-55)

Principle:  God’s will prevails in His time.

 

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

Jacob grows family, defines wages, leaves when God says, “Go.”

 

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

TCMATK God has a plan and that plan will come to pass in God’s timing.

 

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

1.How does knowing God is sovereign help you trust His timing and will?

2.How does trusting God’s plans to prosper you help you maintain peace in seemingly unfair circumstances?

3.How is your faith and prayer life growing stronger as you wait on God’s direction?

4.What are you dwelling on other than God’s will and direction?

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’s sovereignty