Video Introduction

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Abraham and Christ: Story Four Discussion Guide

Story Four: Abraham and Sarah

Genesis 12:1-9
Psalm 33:1-12
Romans 4:13-5:2
John 8:51-59

Further Reading and Meditation
Genesis 12-18
Romans 4:1-12
Galatians 3:1-29
Hebrews 7:1-9
Hebrews 11:8-19

Discussion Questions:

Feel free to use some or all of these questions in your cell group, Bible study, or with your family. Some questions will need to be reworded or omitted for smaller children.

1) Have you ever had to leave a familiar place, or a familiar way of living or believing? What was that experience like? Where was God in that experience?

2) How has God called you to embark on a journey with Him this year? Where are you in that journey?

3) Hebrews 11:8–9 says, “By faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going.” How comfortable are you with the idea of trusting God when the future is uncertain?

4) How conscious are you of God’s steadfast love for you in Christ?

5) Do you think God chose Abraham because of Abraham’s faith, or do you think Abraham had faith because of God’s promise to him?

6) How can your family be a blessing to the neighborhood and community you are in? How can our congregation be a blessing in our community and in the world?


  1. Thomas,

    Thanks again for putting this together. It is my goal to check in each week. I love these questions and will definitely use them this week in my on personal worship time but will also attempt to work them into various conversations with my family, small group (affectionately known as "The Dudes Group") and elsewhere as the Spirit leads.

    Question 6 fits quite nicely into our vision as a local body at Perimeter Church. We want to impact the people we encounter where we "live, work and play" as well as those around the globe. One area I've been called to is Street Grace: a coalition of churches fighting against sex trafficking which is rampant in the Atlanta area. I have no idea where its headed but am stepping into the mix and helping as best as I can. Here's a link to the part I'm working on, anyone can help us out in some way (prayer being a vital component):

  2. Thomas,

    Great week! The timing of the posting works out so I can listen to the week 4 message as the week 5 material is posted. The message is a great conclusion to a week of study and reflection on the Scriptures and questions.

    Today in worship our lead teacher Randy Pope kicked off a new series on the life of David called David, Jesus and Me. He made reference to the road to Emmas in a similar fashion as this series. That is, we are to see in David not just a man we can emulate but to first see how David points us to Christ. I loved the story Kenny gave about doing a character study of Sampson. He stands out so much in "the great cloud of witnesses" in Hebrews 11 as one of those "how did he get here?" people. And yet, we serve a great God who can use any of us for His Kingdom.

    Thanks again for this series. I will most definitely keep promoting it and tracking along with you all.