Monday, February 2, 2009

The Promise: God Started Again With a Family (Genesis 12)

  • If you could move to anywhere in the world for the next ten years, where would you most want to live?  Where would you least want to live? Why?
  • What would be the most difficult part of moving away?
  • Read Genesis 12:1-8.  Why do you think the Bible says that Abram left his "country", his "people", and his "father's household"?  What do you think is the significance of each of those things?
  • How do you think Abraham's wife felt about moving away without knowing where they were moving to?
  • Read through the promises God made to Abram in verses 2-3.  Do you think it took more faith to move away from home or to believe those promises?  Are the two related?
  • Read verse 7.  Why do you think Abram chose to build an alter then and there?
  • Notice the similarities between Genesis 12:8 Genesis 4:26.  When are some times you have felt like "calling on the name of the LORD?"  Why?
  • Read Hebrews 11:8-12.  What is most impressive to you about Abraham's faith?  How is he an example to you?  What can you do this week to emulate him?

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