Greetings! Below you will find questions which reference the sermon preached on Sunday, March 1st, 2015 at The Park. This week we studied Chapter 18 and 19 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 does the deprived state of Sodom connect with your heart about how you think about our current world regarding sex slaves and human trafficking?
- What power do we find in Abraham’s story about intercessory prayer?
- What does Lot’s lingering outside of he city, being drawn in eventually, and being very reluctant to leave tell us about sin and its entangling power?
- Why do you think God says, “Shall I hide from Abraham what I am about to do, seeing that Abraham shall surely become a great nation, and all the nations of the earth shall be blessed in him?” in Genesis 18:17-18?
- God destroying a city, the good along with the bad, can be a hard thing for us to understand. We see retribution taking place here: good deserves good, bad deserves bad. How do you see the graceful heart of God breaking into His story in Genesis 18 and 19? What is He showing the world, and specifically Abraham and Lot, about His character?
- Justice and Mercy. These are two defining traits concerning God as told in scripture. How do these two traits form you as a follower of Jesus?
- Read Romans 3:21-26 and Romans 5:15-21 to close in a group discussion.