Sermon Bible Study Guides

Genesis 15 - February 7, 2020

OBSERVATION
What does it say?

  1. Read Genesis 15
  2. List all the people mentioned.
  3. List all the places mentioned.
  4. Who is the dialogue between in chapter 15?
  5. What is happening in v. 1?
  6. What is the problem in v. 3–4?
    1. What is the solution and who proposes it?
  7. What question does Abram ask in v. 8?
    1. What is God's response?
  8. What do vv. 13–16 point forward to?
  9. What happens in vv. 17–21?

INTERPRETATION
What does it mean?

  1. Summarize the passage in one sentence.
  2. Where is v. 6 quoted in the New Testament?
  3. Why does Abram cut the animals (except the birds) in half in v. 10?
  4. Who/what passes through the animals in v. 17?
  5. What is a covenant?
  6. How does this passage point to and relate to Jesus Christ?

APPLICATION
How should it change us?

  1. How does this passage encourage you to trust God's promises?
    1. How are you tempted to unbelief?
  2. In v. 5 God tells Abram to look toward heaven, how does general revelation help you remember God and his promises?
  3. How does God's sovereignty in this passage comfort you?
  4. Sing The King in All His Beauty to God and to one another
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Genesis 14 - January 31, 2020

OBSERVATION
What does it say?

  1. Read Genesis 14
  2. List all the people mentioned.
    • How many kings are mentioned?
  3. List all the places mentioned.
  4. Who is the conflict between in vv. 1–12?
  5. What happens to the Rephaim, the Zuzim, the Emim, the Horites, the Amalekites, and the Amorites in vv. 5–7?
  6. Who is taken in v. 12?
  7. How does Abram respond in v. 14–15?
    1. What is the result of Abram's action?
  8. Who blesses Abram in v. 18–20?
  9. How does Abram respond to the King of Sodom?
    1. What did we learn about Sodom in chapter 13?

INTERPRETATION

What does it mean?

  1. Summarize the passage in one sentence.
  2. Why does the author include vv. 1–7?
  3. What are "bitumen pits" in v. 10?
  4. What does the passage tell us about Abram?
  5. Who is Mechizedek and what's so significant about him?
    1. Where else is he mentioned in the Bible?
  6. Why does Abram refuse the king of Sodom's goods?
  7. How does this passage point to and relate to Jesus Christ?

APPLICATION
How should it change us?

  1. How does this passage encourage you to rely upon God?
  2. How does this passage promote humility?
  3. How are you tempted to rely on earthly possessions or people instead of God?
  4. How can we practically help one another when a fellow church member is in trouble?
  5. Sing The King in All His Beauty to God and to one another

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