Greetings! Below you will find questions which reference the sermon preached on Sunday, February 15th, 2015 at The Park. This week we studied Chapter 17 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:
- Like the 25 years Abraham spent waiting for a child, describe a time when you were “in between”–when God’s plan seemed to be on pause. Were you completely confident during the wait? Why or why not? How did things turn out? What did you learn from it?
- Describe a time when God used you when you thought the situation was way out of your normal experiences. Did you resist? Did you laugh and not believe it? Describe how your heart changed as you worked through the process.
- Describe a time when you wandered from God. Did God take you back? Share with the group, realizing someone else might still be hesitant to return to God over an issue to attitude. Remind them that God will always take them back. And that none of his promises will be nullified.
- When Abraham and Sarah got new names, it was to mark a significant milestone in their lives. Think of a defining moment if your life. Share what makes it so special. If the defining moment is negative, realize that it doesn’t have to be what defines you. Abraham had several mess ups, but God didn’t rename him because of his failures, but because of his faith.