July 11, 2013 at 8:50 am #1023JamieKeymaster
The story of Abraham is THE story of the entire Hebrew Bible. I am excited to see what we learn this week. Blessings!
Week Three Teaching Notes
Review from chapter 11:27-32
• Sarai was unable to conceive.
• Lot was Abram’s nephew.
Vs. 1-9 – Discussion Question: What did God promise Abram?
KEY POINT – This promise sets the stage for the rest of the Hebrew Bible.
Abram & Lot go separate ways
Vs. 8-9 – Discussion Question: What did it take for Abram to offer Lot the first choice of land?
Vs. 12 – Lot ends up being taken into captivity.
Vs. 16 – Abram rescues Lot.
Vs. 18-20 – Discussion Question: What is unique about Melchizedek?
The Covenant is reaffirmed with Abram.
Vs. 6 – “Credited to him as righteousness” – Discussion Question: What does this mean?
Vs. 12-16 – God’s word about slavery in Egypt.
Hagar & Ishmael
• Sarai convinces Abram to procreate with one of her maidservants Hagar so she (Sarai) could “build a family through her” (vs. 2). Sarai becomes angry with Hagar and has her sent away. God speaks to Hagar and promises her that many descendants will come from her son (vs. 10).
Vs. 1-8 – The promise of God for Abram is given again.
• Vs. 5 & 15 – Name Changes
o “Abram” – Exalted father
o “Abraham” – Father of a multitude
o “Sarai” – Princess
o “Sarah” – Noble Woman
Vs. 9-14 – Discussion Question: What is the sign of the covenant between Abraham & God?
Vs. 23-24 – Abraham’s obedience
Vs. 1-15 – The promise of a son from the three visitors.
• “The Lord said…” – Vs. 22, chapter 19:1
Vs. 16-33 – Abraham’s bold request before the Lord
The destruction of the cities of Sodom & Gomorrah
Vs. 36-38 – The result of Lot’s daughters’ horrific act – Moabites & Ammonites
Abraham lies again. This time he lies to Abimelek, King of Gerar.
Vs. 14-16 – God continues to bless Abraham.
Vs. 1-7 – The Birth of Isaac
Vs. 8-21 – Hagar & Ishmael sent away but God promises to make a nation out of Ishamel because he is Abraham’s offspring.
Vs. 1-2 – God tests Abraham
Vs. 12 – Abraham passes the test
Vs. 15-18 – God again confirms His promise to Abraham.
Sarah dies and Abraham buries her near Mamre in Canaan. Abraham refused to accept the burial plot as a gift. He paid the full price to Ephron, the owner of the field.
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