Sermon Bible Study Guides

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

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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