Sermon Bible Study Guides

Genesis 17 - 21 February, 2020

OBSERVATION
What does it say?

  1. Read Genesis 17
  2. Who are the people mentioned?
  3. What are some repeated words or phrases?
  4. How does Abram respond when God speaks to him (v. 3, 17)?
  5. What promises does God make to Abram?
    1. What promises does he make about Sarai?
    2. What promises does he make about Ishmael?
    3. What promises does he make about Isaac?
  6. What change happens to Abram and Sarai?
  7. What does Abram do to the men in his house in v. 23?

INTERPRETATION
What does it mean?

  1. Summarize the passage in one sentence.
  2. What is a covenant?
  3. What is a covenant sign? (Think back to Genesis 9)
    1. What is the sign in this passage?
    2. What does it mean (v. 14)?
  4. Why does Abraham bring up Ishmael in v. 18 when God promises a son to Sarai?
  5. Why does God change their names?

APPLICATION
How should it change us?

  1. What can we learn from Abraham's response to God?
  2. What can we learn about God's faithfulness?
  3. How does circumcision apply to us today?
  4. Sing The King in All His Beauty to God and to one another
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Genesis 16 - February 14th, 2020

OBSERVATION
What does it say?

  1. Read Genesis 16
  2. What does the author tell us about Sarai?
  3. What does the author tell us about Hagar?
    1. What is their relationship to one another?
  4. What does Sarai tell Abram to do in v. 2?
    1. How does Abram respond?
  5. What happened to Hagar after this in v. 4?
    1. How does Sarai respond?
  6. How does Abram respond to the situation in v. 6?
  7. What does Hagar do and where does she go?
    1. Who meets Hagar and what do they say?
    2. What promise is made to Hagar?
  8. What does Abram call his son?

INTERPRETATION
What does it mean?

  1. Summarize the passage in one sentence.
  2. Why does Sarai offer her servant to Abram?
  3. Why does Abram listening to Sarai allude to from earlier in Genesis?
  4. Does God use Ishmael to fulfill his promise to Abram? Why or why not?

APPLICATION
How should it change us?

  1. What sin did Sarai and Abram commit in this passage, and how are you in danger of committing a similar sin?
  2. How does the passage reveal God's compassion? How does it encourage you to be compassionate?
  3. Sing The King in All His Beauty to God and to one another

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