Saturday, March 06, 2021

Homiletics Genesis 37-38


Content (not sentence, direct verbiage from Scripture, fit on one line):

1.Ja lived Canaan;Jos,17,tending flocks brothers,bad rpt;Is lvd Jos more,robe;bros hated him(37:1-4)

2.Jos dream told,bros hated more;my sheaf rose,yours bowed;bros hated more(5-8)

3.another dream, sun, moon, 11 stars bowing;fr rebuked;bros jealous,fr kept in mind(9-11)

4.bros graze flocks Shechem;Is2Jos:I send you;see if well,bring word bk(12-14) looking for;bros, where grazing flocks;moved Dothan,Jos found;they saw plotted kill(15-18) comes dreamer;let’s kill,say animal devoured;Reub tried rescue;don’t shed blood(19-22)

7.Jo came, they stripped robe;threw him cistern;sat eat, caravan Ish;Jud:let’s sell,bros agreed(23-27)

8.sold 20 sheckels Ag;Reub retd, Jos not there, tore clothes;slaughtered goat dipped robe blood(28-31)

9.took robe fr;recognized;tore clothes;refused be comforted;Midianites sold Jos Potiphar(32-36)


10.Jud left, went Adullam; dtr Canaanite married;pregnant son Er;son Onan;son Shelah at Kezib(38:1-5)

11.wife Er Tamar;Er wicked, L put to death;Jud2Onan:fulfill duty b-i-l;Onan spilled semen(6-9)

12.wicked L put to death;widow until Shelah grows up;Jud wife died,recovered grief,Timnah(10-12)

13.Tam told f-i-l on way Timnah;disguise,Shelah grown given as wife;Jud saw thought prostitute(13-15) sleep you, what give me;goat, pledge?;seal,cord staff, slept, pregnant;widow’s clothes(16-19)

15.Jud sent goat friend not find;where prostitute? Hasn’t been prost;let her keep,laughingstock(20-23)

16.3 mo later Jud told d-i-l pregnant,have her burned;she msg f-i-l:preg by man who owns these(24-25)

17.Jud recognized, she more righteous;birth twin boys;birth hand midwife tied thread(26-28)

18.drew back, bro came out, Perez; bro thread, Zerah(29-30)




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’s jealous brothers sold him into slavery (Genesis 37)

Principle:  The suffering God allows is purposeful.

2.Judah left his brothers, married, fathered three boys, then twins with his daughter-in-law (Genesis 38)

Principle:  God is a patient Judge, wanting all to repent.


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

Joseph’s brothers sell him into slavery and Judah fathers sons.


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

TCMATK God will redeem wrong done to you, through you and by you.


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

1.How does knowing God loves you help you endure unjust suffering?

2.What are you clinging to out of fear that you should be releasing (Judah-Shuah)?  And how will you pry your fingers off?

Where is God pushing you out of your comfort zone to help someone else (Tamar – more righteous than Judah)?


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 plan uses our pain, suffering, disappointment and poor choices.

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