Thursday, May 2, 2013

Genesis 46 - 48; Lesson 29

John's study this week:

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

Genesis 46

1. Genesis 46:1 – 27 So Israel and all his family set out for Egypt stopping at Beersheba where Israel offers sacrifice and receives a vision from God that through this trip God will make a great nation from his household, and that he will return and that he will see Joseph who will “close Jacob’s eyes.” and Jacob’s family is listed, and, not counting Jacob’s sons’ wives plus sons born to Joseph in Egypt counted seventy in all.
2. Genesis 46:28 – 29 Jacob sent Judah ahead of him to Joseph to get directions to Goshen and when they arrived in the region Joseph had his chariot made ready and went to meet his father Israel and as soon as Joseph appeared before Jacob, threw his arms around his father and wept.
3. Genesis 46:30 – 30 Israel said to Joseph, “Now I am ready to die, since I have seen for myself that you are still alive.”
4. Genesis 46:31 – 34 Joseph said to his brothers and to his father’s household, “I will go up and speak to Pharaoh and will say to him, ‘My brothers and my father’s household, who were living in the land of Canaan, have come to me, and the men are shepherds; they tend livestock, and they have brought along their flocks and herds and everything they own.’ And when Pharaoh calls you in and asks, ‘What is your occupation?’ you should answer, ‘Your servants have tended livestock from our boyhood on, just as our fathers did.’ Then you will be allowed to settle in the region of Goshen, for all shepherds are detestable to the Egyptians.”

Genesis 47
5. Genesis 47:1 – 6 Joseph along with five of his brothers went and told Pharaoh, “My father and brothers, with their flocks and herds and everything they own, have come from the land of Canaan and are now in Goshen.” 2 He chose five of his brothers and presented them before Pharaoh to which Pharaoh asked their occupation and Joseph’s brothers answered as Joseph directed to which Pharaoh directed them to live in Goshen and be put in charge of Pharaoh’s own livestock.
6. Genesis 47:7 – 10 Joseph then presented his father Jacob to Pharaoh and Jacob blessed Pharaoh answering Pharaoh’s question of age as a hundred and thirty.
7. Genesis 47:11 – 12 So Joseph settled his father and his brothers in Egypt and gave them property in the best part of the land, as Pharaoh directed, and Joseph also provided his father and his brothers and all his father’s household with food, according to the number of their children.
8. Genesis 47:13 – 17 Joseph manages the famine that strikes the land by selling food to the Egyptians for both money and livestock and brought the whole land through the famine for a year.
9. Genesis 47:18 – 22 The following year of the famine, the people came to Joseph and sold their land and themselves into servitude to Joseph for Pharaoh in exchange for food until all of Egypt was Pharaoh’s with the exception of the land owned by the priests because they received a regular allotment from Pharaoh.
10. Genesis 47:23 – 26 Joseph then gave seed to the people establishing as law that of the crops that come in, one fifth should go to Pharaoh and four-fifths they are to keep to which the people declared that their lives were saved and that they would be in bondage to Pharaoh, but not the priests.
11. Genesis 47:27 – 27 Now the Israelites settled in Egypt where they acquired property there and were fruitful and increased greatly in number.
12. Genesis 47:28 – 31 Jacob lived in Egypt seventeen years, and the years of his life were a hundred and forty-seven and when the time drew near for Israel to die, he called for his son Joseph and said to him, making him swear, “Do not bury me in Egypt, but when I rest with my fathers, carry me out of Egypt and bury me where they are buried.”

Genesis 48
13. Genesis 48:1 – 16 Sometime later Joseph was told, “Your father is ill.” so he took his two sons Manasseh and Ephraim along with him to see Jacob who prophesied over Joseph’s descendants and blessed Manasseh and Ephraim saying:
       “May the God before whom my fathers Abraham and Isaac walked faithfully, the God who
        has been my shepherd all my life to this day, the Angel who has delivered me from all harm
       —may he bless these boys. May they be called by my name and the names of my fathers
       Abraham and Isaac, and may they increase greatly on the earth.”
14. Genesis 48:17 – 20 When Joseph saw his father placing his right hand on Ephraim’s head he was displeased; so he took hold of his father’s hand to switch  it from Ephraim’s head to Manasseh’s head saying, “No, my father, this one is the firstborn; put your right hand on his head.” But Jacob refused saying, “I know, my son, I know. He too will become a people, and he too will become great. Nevertheless, his younger brother will be greater than he, and his descendants will become a group of nations.” And so he blessed them that day and said,
“In your name will Israel pronounce this blessing: ‘May God make you like Ephraim and Manasseh.” so he put Ephraim ahead of Manasseh.
15. Genesis 48:21 – 22 Then Israel said to Joseph, “I am about to die, but God will be with you and take you back to the land of your fathers, and to you I give one more ridge of land than to your brothers, the ridge I took from the Amorites with my sword and my bow.”

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

1. Genesis 46:1 – 34 thru Genesis 47:1 - 12 Jacob’s family moves to Egypt, prepares them to meet Pharaoh and are blessed by Pharaoh to become shepherds to his livestock.

Application: How has God used non-Christians to bless you and your family?

2. Genesis 47:13 – 31 Joseph deals with the famine saving Egypt.

Application: The 20% asked for by Joseph from the people he saved seems high, but what hesitation do we show to giving a title of 10% to God for all that he has done for us?

5. Genesis 48:1 – 31 Jacob calls for his sons blesses Joseph’s Manasseh and Ephraim.

Application: What has God blessed your offspring with?

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

God blesses through Joseph’s actions believers and non-believers from famine.

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

TCTATS: To cause the audience to see that God intends for us to bless spiritually and physically all who are around us through His gifting and providential hands.

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