Timeless Truths (a study in Genesis) – Waiting Always Accompanies Faith (week 6)

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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: 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?

Two Weeks Ago: Read Genesis 11:1-9 and Proverbs 3:5-6 every day this week. Are there “towers” you might be building in your life? What would it look like to trust God with all of it?

Key Verse:

The Lord visited Sarah as he had said, and the Lord did to Sarah as he had promised.” Genesis 21:1

Movement Towards Each Other (know the people in your group)
Are you a saver or a spender?

Movement Towards God (grow in your relationship with God)
As a child, when did you open your Christmas presents?
Was it hard to wait? Did you ever peek?
What has been the hardest thing to wait for in your life?
Read Genesis 15:1-6
What was the promise that God made to Abraham?
Did Abraham have any children of his own?
Where does faith play into this promise?
Read Genesis 16:1-2
What was the problem they were facing?
Why do you think God was delaying the promise?
What was Sarah’s solution?
How was that different from God’s promise to Abraham?
Have you ever had a crisis of faith in God’s promises?
How did you resolve it?
Read Genesis 16:3-6
How did Sarah’s solution to help God out work out for her?
Have you ever wondered if God would come through?
Have you ever tried to help Him out? How did that go?
Read Genesis 18:1-3, 9-14
What did God say to Abraham and Sarah?
Why did Sarah not believe it?
How can waiting on God’s promises in our life cause us to doubt Him?
Read Genesis 21:1-7
Did God keep His promise to Abraham?
What could they have avoided by not trying to solve it on their own?
What are you currently waiting on God for in your life?
What can you and I learn from Abraham and Sarah?

Movement Towards Community (they see the change in you)
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?

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