Timeless Truths (a study in Genesis) – Faith is Always Tested (week 7)

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Welcome Back!!!

Welcome to a New LifeGroup Session!

Before we jump into our study, let’s take a moment to remember that there are THREE things we want to see happen every time our LifeGroups gather:

– Movement towards Each Other
– Movement towards God
– Movement towards our Community

Our questions follow this same format. All of the questions are designed towards movement. We hope you enjoy your time together in your LifeGroup.
**Remember, our goal is to deepen our relationship with Jesus and each other. Use the questions that are help and skip the rest.

CURRENT SERIES: Timeless Truths

This will be 10-week overview of God creating order, purpose, and function into the earth, the rebellion of mankind against divine authority, and God’s unfolding plan to redeem creation and mankind back to its original purpose through faith and grace.

Last Week: What are you waiting for from God? Take some time this week and read Genesis 16, 18, 21. What does faith look like in your situation?

Two Weeks Ago: Read James 1:5; 1 John 5:4; Matthew 6:25-33; 1 John 1:9; John 14:27 this week. What are the promises God has in store for you?

Key Verse:

Abraham said, “God will provide for himself the lamb for a burnt offering, my son.” So they went both of them together.” Genesis 22:8

Movement Towards Each Other (know the people in your group)
What was your high school mascot?

Movement Towards God (grow in your relationship with God)
What is your highest level of education?
Who was your favorite teacher?
What was the hardest subject for you?
Were tests easy or hard for you? How much did you study?
Read Genesis 12:1-2; 15:1-6; 21:1-3
What was the promise that God had made to Abraham?
Did Abraham fully embrace that promise?
Did come through with that promise?
What do you think it did to Abraham’s faith in God?
Read Genesis 22:1-2
What was God asking Abraham to do?
What was the significance of this request?
How was this different than what God had promised?
What does it mean to have faith in God, really?
Read Genesis 22:3-6; James 2:17
What is the difference between saying you trust God and living out that you trust God?
How did Abraham do that?
Read Genesis 22:7-8
What kind of conversations do you think they were having as they climbed up that mountain together?
How did Abraham’s faith impact his son Isaac?
How does our faith in God impact those around us?
Read Genesis 22:9-14; Hebrews 11:17-19
How far was Abraham willing to go in trusting God’s Promises? How about Isaac?
Does faith have limits?
How difficult do things need to get before you consider throwing in the “faith towel” with God?
Read Proverbs 3:5-6
What does that passage mean to you?
How does it apply to your difficult situations in life?

Movement Towards Community (they see the change in you)
Read Genesis 22:1-14 and Proverbs 3:5-6 every day this week. Where do you need to exercise faith this week?

Checking In Each Time We Meet: