Sermon Bible Study Guides

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?

Genesis 20 - 17 April, 2020

OBSERVATION
What does it say?

  1. Read Genesis 20
  2. Who are the people mentioned in this passage?
  3. What places are mentioned in this passage?
  4. What did Abraham tell Abimelech in v. 2?
    1. What did God tell Abimelech regarding this in v. 3?
    2. How did Abimelech respond in vv. 4, 5?
  5. What question does Abimelech ask Abraham in v. 10?
  6. What happens to Abraham at the end of this passage?
  7. What happens to Abimelech at the end of this passage?
  8. What happens to Sarah at the end of this passage?

INTERPRETATION
What does it mean?

  1. Summarize the passage in one sentence.
  2. Why does Abraham lie?
  3. Compare and contrast Abraham and Abimelech.
  4. What does this passage tell us about God?
  5. What does this passage tell us about Abraham?
  6. How does this passage connect to the gospel? 

APPLICATION
How should it change us?

  1. How are you tempted to tell half-truths?
  2. How are you tempted to fear man?
  3. How does this passage teach us to trust in God alone?
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