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Genesis 23–25:18 – 8 May 2020

OBSERVATION
What does it say?

  1. Read Genesis 23–25:18
  2. Who are the key people in this passage?
  3. What happens to Sarah in ch. 23?
    1. What does Abraham acquire in ch. 23?
  4. What does Abraham ask his servant to do in ch. 24?
    1. Where does his servant go?
    2. Who does his servant meet?
    3. What significant event happens at the end of ch. 24?
  5. What happens to Abraham in ch. 25?
    1. What happens to Isaac?
    2. What happens to Ishmael?

INTERPRETATION
What does it mean?

  1. Why does the author focus on a transaction of land in ch. 23?
  2. What methods did Abraham's servant use to determine the LORD's work as he searched for Isaac's spouse?
    1. What can we learn from this, what are dangers in applying it to today?
  3. How does Abraham treat Isaac and Ishmael differently? Why?
  4. How can we understand this passage through the gospel?

APPLICATION
How should it change us?

  1. What can we learn about God from these passages?
  2. How do you need to change in light of this passage? 
  3. What have you learned through the life of Abraham?
    1. How has your life looked different because of this sermon series?

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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