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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 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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