Timeless Truths (a study in Genesis) – Redemption Clock Starts (week 5)

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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 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?

Two Weeks Ago: Who is the person in your life that needs to hear about Jesus? Pray for them by name that God will give you an opportunity to share the Gospel with them.

Key Verse:

 And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing.” Genesis 12:2

Movement Towards Each Other (know the people in your group)

Movement Towards God (grow in your relationship with God)
Are you a “truth” or “dare” type of person?
When is the last time you took a dare from someone?
How did it turn out?
Read Genesis 12:1-3
What would you do if you were Abraham?
How would you convince your spouse?
What was Abraham leaving behind?
What was the payoff for Abraham’s obedience?
Read Genesis 12:4-9
What is the furthest distance you have traveled in one day?
Where were you going?
How long did it take you to arrive at your destination?
What do you think were the logistics of Abraham packing up everything and heading off in a general direction?
Do you think he ever questioned what God was calling him to do? Why?
Read Genesis 15:1-6
What was the tension Abraham was having with God?
What does the statement “it’s never right to question God but it’s ok to ask God questions” mean?
Read verses 5-6 again. How did Abraham resolve it?
Read James 1:5; 1 John 5:4; Matthew 6:25-33; 1 John 1:9; John 14:27
What is the promise, what is the pay off?
How are we like Abraham?
Read Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-12
How would Abraham describe faith?
How would you?

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

Checking In Each Time We Meet: