Greetings! Below you will find questions which reference the sermon preached on Sunday, March 22nd, 2015 at The Park. This week we studied Chapter 21 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:
- We see God provide Abraham and Sarah a son. In fact, in verse 1 it says that God has done it. How has God astounded you in your life? This week?
- What does it look like for you to lose hope in God? Do you think that Abraham and Sarah had lost hope in God’s promise?
- Why is obedience important as a response to the movement and blessing of God? What does Jesus in the gospels say about obedience?
- For the second time, Sarah requests for Hagar and Ishmael to be cast out. Irregardless of the emotions happening in this scene, God reassures Abraham that this son will also be taken care of and made into a great nation. How has God reassured you in your walk with Him?
- Close by having someone read Psalm 25.