Monday, December 10, 2012

Genesis 14; Lesson 13

John's study this week:

(In your own words, summarize passages into sentences. Goal of 12 – 15 sentences)

Genesis 14

1. Genesis 14: 1 – 4 Four kings: Amraphel, king of Shinar, Arioch, king of Ellasar, Kedorlaomer, king of Elam and Tidal, king of Goyim  went to war with Bera, king of Sodom, Birsha, king of Gomorrah, Shinab, king of Admah, Shemeber, king of Zeboyim, and the king of Bela rebelling as the had been subject for 12 years to the kingdom of Kedorlaomer.
2. Genesis 14:5 – 7 In the 14th year Kedorlaomer and the kings allied with him went out and defeated the Rephaites, the Zuzites, the Emites and the Horites , then turned back and went to En Mishpat and conquered the whole territory of the Amalekites, as well as the Amorites.
3. Genesis 14:8 – 12 The 5 kings of Sodom, Gemorrah, Admah, Zeboyim and Bela battled against Kedorlaomer and his 3 kings and in loosing against K. lost their goods, food as well as Abram’s nephew Lot.
4. Genesis 14:13 – 16 When Abram heard of Lot’s capture, called upon the 318 trained men in his household to attack and route the enemy, recovering the goods, Lot (and his possessions) as well as the women and other people captured.
5. Genesis 14:17 – 20a After Abram defeated K., the kings allied with Abram including the King of Sodom who came out to meet him and Melchizedek, king of Salem, who blessed Abram, praising God who delivered Abram’s enemies into his hand.
6. Genesis 14:20b Abram gave a tenth of everything he had.
7. Genesis 14:21 - 23 When the king of Sodom said “Give me the people and keep the goods for yourself.” Abram replied that he had sworn to take nothing from Sodom or the spoils of war that the king could never say that he made or contributed to making Abram rich.
8. Genesis 14:24 Abram stated that he would accept nothing but what my men have eaten and the share that belongs to the men who went with me—to Aner, Eshkol and Mamre.  


(Summarize main groupings of thoughts. Goal of 2, 3 or 4 divisions. ID passages covered)

1. Genesis 14:1 – 12 Without God as there focus, man rebels / wars against man which affects family and friends alike

Application: No Jesus, no peace; Know Jesus, know peace.

2. Genesis 14:13 – 20a Through Abram’s faithfulness, God blesses him with victory over their enemies.

Application: How are you including God in your battles?

3. Galatians 14:20b - 24 Abram offers sacrifice and praises honoring the God who gives victory.

Application: What have you offered to God for the victories in your life?

Subject Sentence
(Summarizing the Divisions into one sentence – ten words or less):

God offers victory over enemies; we offer obedience and praise.

(A main teaching point for the overall study of the passages):

To cause the audience to see even when faced enemies far larger than we can battle on our own, God is faithful to give us victory if we trust and obey.

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