Our 2018 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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Ice Breaker: Share one thing about you that might surprise us? Read Genesis 13:2-17 and pray God blesses your study time.
- What can we learn about the right order of our priorities from the way Abram resolved his conflict with Lot? (Genesis 13:8-9)?
- When Lot looked up, what did he see and choose (Genesis 13:10-11, 13)? What’s the key phrase repeated in Genesis 13:10, 14? How does it contrast Lot and Abram?
- What does Lot’s choice show us about him? How do our choices in life reflect our values and character? How have you tried to make the things of this world like the “garden of the Lord” (Genesis 13:10) without the Lord?
- Abram looked up only when God commanded (Genesis 13:14), and he saw the promised land—less fertile, but promised by God. Lot chose to settle in the rich and wicked cities of the plain (13:12; 19:1), but Abram chose to wander in the hills. What does this tell us about Abram? (See also Hebrews 11:9-10, 13-16.)
- How did God respond when Abram accepted his destiny to live and wander by faith in Canaan (Genesis 13:14-17)?
- How does knowing that Abram’s faith pointed to a greater than Abram, the true promised Son - Jesus, who left his home and wealth for us, so that we could be made rich in him (2 Cor. 8:9), help you in your decision-making process?
- Are you building your life on God’s grace and promises in Christ, if so, what is that looking like for you?
Pray that our church family will grow closer to God and one another through this series on the life of Abraham.