5/22/2015

Random Questions on the Life of Abraham (Genesis 12-22)

Some questions for pondering and reflection:
  1. What is your understanding of God calling a person (Gen 12:1)? What do you think is the affect on the life of one who has heard God's calling (Gen 12:2-4; Isa 6:5)?
  2. What does the account of Abram and Lot in Genesis 13 teach about what can and cannot fulfill us human beings (Gen 13:10)?
  3. How does one become right with God (Gen 15:6)? Is your righteousness credited or earned? What was God teaching Abraham in Genesis 15:9-16 (Jer 34:18-20)?
  4. What is the problem with trying to have a child through Hagar instead of through Sarah (Gen 16:2; Gal 4:23)? Do you have a sense that God sees you (Gen 16:13; 1 Cor 8:3; Gal 4:9)?
  5. How does God expect his chosen person to live (Gen 17:1; Lev 11:44, 45; 19:2; 1 Pet 1:15-16)?
  6. Has God "appeared" to you (Gen 18:1)? Have you encountered God (Isa 6:1, 5)? How is your friendship with God (2 Chron 20:7; Isa 41:8; Jas 2:23)? Is it experiencial (Ps 34:8)? Does God reveal his secrets to you (Gen 18:17; Jn 15:15)?
  7. Have you felt visited by God (Gen 21:1; 18:9-10)? Is your Christian life a life of laughter (Gen 21:6)? A life of wonder (Gen 21:7)?
  8. How might Abraham have understood God's command to offer Isaac as a burnt offering (Gen 22:2; Mic 6:7)? Have you deeply felt God's provision for your life (Gen 22:14)?
  9. What is your understanding of:
    • The grace of God (Ac 20:24; Eph 2:8-9)?
    • The life of faith (Heb 11:6)?
    • Trusting God (Prov 3:5-6)?
    • The God of Abraham?
    • Justification (Rom 3:24; 5:1)?
    • Sanctification (Phil 2:12-13)?