In God We Trust The Story – Part #2
1. Describe the difficulties that Abraham faced in moving from Ur.
2. What does Hebrews 11:8-9 teach us about the faith of Abraham and Sarah?
3. Abraham and Sarah struggled with patience in waiting for the birth of their son (Genesis 16). Reflect on a time when you struggled waiting on God.
4. Reflect on a time when you stepped out in faith. What was the result of that choice?
5. God used painful situations in Joseph’s life to provide a great result. Reflect on a time when you were able to look back at a tough time and see God’s work.
Genesis 15:1-7 After these things the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision, saying, “Do not be afraid, Abram. I am your shield, your exceedingly great reward.”
2 But Abram said, “Lord God, what will You give me, seeing I go childless, and the heir of my house is Eliezer of Damascus?” 3 Then Abram said, “Look, You have given me no offspring; indeed one born in my house is my heir!”
4 And behold, the word of the Lord came to him, saying, “This one shall not be your heir, but one who will come from your own body shall be your heir.” 5 Then He brought him outside and said, “Look now toward heaven, and count the stars if you are able to number them.” And He said to him, “So shall your descendants be.”
6 And he believed in the Lord, and He accounted it to him for righteousness.
7 Then He said to him, “I am the Lord, who brought you out of Ur of the Chaldeans, to give you this land to inherit it.”
Abraham trusted God in moving out of Ur
Genesis 12:1 Now the Lord had said to Abram:
“Get out of your country, From your family And from your father’s house, To a land that I will show you.
Abraham trusted God when he allowed Lot to choose where he wanted to live
Genesis 13:8-9 So Abram said to Lot, “Please let there be no strife between you and me, and between my herdsmen and your herdsmen; for we are brethren. 9 Is not the whole land before you? Please separate from me. If you take the left, then I will go to the right; or, if you go to the right, then I will go to the left.”
Abraham trusted God when he risked his life to rescue Lot
Abraham trusted God when he did not accept the gifts of the king of Sodom
Genesis 14:22-23 But Abram said to the king of Sodom, “I have raised my hand to the Lord, God Most High, the Possessor of heaven and earth, 23 that I will take nothing, from a thread to a sandal strap, and that I will not take anything that is yours, lest you should say, ‘I have made Abram rich’
The Reasons to Fear
The armies Abraham had just defeated could retaliate
The land that Abraham was living in could struggle to provide what was necessary for his livestock
The promise that God had made seemed impossible
I am your shield (v. 1)
I am your exceeding great reward (v. 1)
I will keep My promises (v. 4-5, 7)
The covenant was first given in chapter 12
God walked alone between the animals – His promise was not based upon Abraham’s action
The Rest of the Story
Abraham wavered in his daily faith
God fulfilled His covenant
February 12, 2018
February 5, 2018
January 29, 2018
January 19, 2018
January 15, 2018
January 8, 2018
December 31, 2017
December 17, 2017
December 11, 2017
December 4, 2017
November 27, 2017
November 20, 2017