Sermon Bible Study Guides

Genesis 22 – 1 May 2020

OBSERVATION
What does it say?

  1. Read Genesis 22
  2. Who are the people in this passage?
  3. How did God test Abraham? (vv. 1–2)
  4. How did Abraham respond to this test? (v. 3)
    1. Who did he take with him?
    2. What did Isaac ask Abraham in v. 7?
    3. What was Abraham's response? (v. 8)
  5. What does the angel tell Abraham in vv. 11–12?
    1. What did Abraham sacrifice as a substitute for Isaac? 
  6. What did Abraham call the LORD in v. 14?
  7. What promise did the angel of the LORD tell Abraham in vv. 15–18?
  8. What are some repeated words and phrases?

INTERPRETATION
What does it mean?

  1. Why did God test Abraham?
  2. Why does Abraham offer Isaac as a sacrifice?
  3. What new promises does the angel tell Abraham?
  4. Why does the author include vv. 20–24?
  5. How can we understand this passage through the gospel?

APPLICATION
How should it change us?

  1. What can we learn about God from this passage?
  2. How do you need to change in light of this passage? 
  3. How can you encourage other church members struggling with this passage?
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Genesis 21 – 24 April, 2020

OBSERVATION
What does it say?

  1. Read Genesis 21
  2. Who are the people mentioned in this passage?
  3. What places are mentioned in this passage?
  4. What promise did the LORD fulfill for Sarah and Abraham? (vv. 1–2)
    1. When did the LORD fulfill this promise? (v. 2, 5)
  5. What did Sarah say God made for her in v. 6?
  6. What happened on the day Isaac was weaned? (vv. 8–10)
    1. How did Abraham respond to this?
    2. What did God tell Abraham to do?
  7. What happened to Hagar and her son? (vv. 14–16)
    1. How did God respond to this situation? (vv. 17–21)
    2. What promise did God make to Hagar? (v. 18)
    3. What did God open Hagar's eyes to see? (v. 19)
  8. What did Abimelech ask Abraham to do? (vv. 22–24)
  9. What did Abraham reprove Abilimelech about? (vv. 25–30)
    1. How did they resolve this problem (vv. 31–32)

INTERPRETATION
What does it mean?

  1. Why did Sarah get angry at Hagar's son for laughing? (vv. 9–10)
  2. Why is Hagar's son not named in this passage?
  3. When did God speak to Hagar earlier in Genesis?
  4. Why does God promise blessing for Hagar's son? (v. 18)
  5. Why does Abimelech make Abraham swear to deal kindly with him and not falsely? (vv. 22–24)
  6. What does it mean that God is everlasting? (v. 33)
  7. Summarize verses 1–21 in one sentence.
  8. Summarize verses 22–34 in one sentence.
  9. How does this passage connect to the gospel? 

APPLICATION
How should it change us?

  1. What can we learn about God from this passage?
  2. How do you need to change in light of this passage? 
  3. How does this passage teach us to trust in God alone?

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