Abraham [Part 1] Your Call to Blessings

Starting in January 2018, our winter preaching & small group series is about the life of Abraham. Join us on Sundays and in small groups as we learn from the example of Abraham's faith in God. You can join a small group by clicking here.

Small Groups Notes

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Read Genesis 11:27–12:9 and pray that God will bless your time of fellowship in his Word.

  1. Have you ever felt torn, like Abram, between what you felt God was calling you to do and what others expected you to do? If so, in what ways, and how did you respond?
  2. Read Hebrew 11:1-8. Why do you think God often calls us to act but provides very little, if any, information on where it will lead? What does the F.A.I.T.H. acronym have to do with this?
  3. We can become spiritually barren like Abram and Sarai when we succumb to the culture around us. Kevin DeYoung said: “Worldliness is whatever makes sin look normal and righteousness look strange.” How can putting Romans 12:2 into practise help us to know the difference?
  4. What is the difference between presenting our Christian faith in an attractive and informative way to family and others, and praying that they personally receive and respond to the call of God for themselves?
  5. In what ways was Abraham blessed (Romans 12:2-3)? What was the essential promise that brought all the other promises together so that all the peoples of the earth could be blessed?
  6. In what ways do we see Jesus - the greater promised Son - in the life and actions of Abram? How does knowing that Jesus perfectly handled his call to leave his Father’s house in full obedience to do the unthinkable - live and die for sinners, help you to live a real, radically, reciprocally blessed life now?
  7. Have you ever begun something in response to God's urging and then stopped? Is it time now to renew your obedience and begin again, if so, what will that look like for you?

Pray that our church family will grow closer to God and one another through this series on the life of Abraham.