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AGE OF HEROES PART 3

ABRAHAM

Introduction:

In our society, we are drawn to the stories of heroes, whether they are on the movie screen or in our community. Heroes entertain and inspire us to dream and live courageously. The Scriptures contain many people who are considered heroes. They are people who did extraordinary things in the face of tremendous obstacles. During our series, “Age of Heroes,” we are going to examine some of their lives. They inspire us, not because of their ability, but because of their great God.

 

Questions:

1.   When Abraham was 75, God asked him to pick up his family and move to a place that was very unfamiliar to him. How was this first test of Abraham’s faith preparing him for his future?

2.   Can you think of situations in your life that you believe God used to prepare you for something He had for your future?

3.   Read through Hebrews 11:8-19 and count how many times the word, “faith,” is used. In what areas did Abraham and Sarah have to exhibit faith (belief in God). How does that compare to how we must exhibit faith in our lives today?

4.   In Genesis 22, God asked Abraham to do the unthinkable and sacrifice his son. Instead of arguing with God, Abraham obeyed immediately. Put yourself in Abrahams shoes. What do you think was going through his mind? How was he able to obey God with what seems to be such quiet confidence?

5.   We do what we do because we believe what we believe. Read Romans 12:1-2. Discuss why it is important to renew our minds. How do we go about doing it?

 

Conclusion:

Believing God will not always be easy or bring with it immediate comfort. However, as we believe God, we will obey him and become more like Jesus. This process, though not always easy, brings with it eternal ramifications.