Greetings! Below you will find questions which reference the sermon preached on Sunday, February 1st, 2015 at The Park. This week we studied Chapters 14-15 of Genesis. Have someone in your group read this section of scripture.
Each week new questions are posted to track along with the sermons. Work hard to facilitate discussion. Listen to the hearts around the room and close with prayer.
Intro to Tent & Altar:
Abraham was a man called and sent by God. He is revered in Islam, Judaism, and Christianity today. Abraham’s name was originally “Abram”, which means ‘the father is exalted’. His name was changed to “Abraham”, which means ‘father of a multitude’, when God initiated His covenant with him (Genesis 17). God promised Abraham that he would be the father of many people. As we study his life and journey of faith in Genesis, we believe we will be challenged and encouraged by what we see and hear. Simply put, Abraham trusted God and believed God could accomplish all that He had promised.
Questions for this week:
- How can you relate to the tension between Lot seeing “the world” during their journey to Egypt and wanting more of it, whereas Abram saw “the world” in Egypt and wanted nothing to do with it?
- What stories of God’s faithfulness did Abram have to look back on to have the faith that God would do what he said he would do?
- In a time of victory when Abram could have been prideful and taken credit, what does God do? How have you seen Him do the same in your own life?
- Describe the significance of the blood covenant God makes with Abram found in Genesis 15?
- Is there any significance to Abram falling asleep while waiting to make the blood covenant with God?
- When else in the OT does God appear as smoke and/or fire? How do they signify his presence?
- What does it mean to you that God alone is the one who makes the covenant as well as commits to upholding it on His own (unconditional)?
- It is clear that God is at work in the life of Abram. It is also clear that at times Abram seemed to miss it. Are there ways in which you can relate to Abram and understand better how to hear God’s voice and discern His leading in your life today?