Video Introduction

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Christ, Abraham, and Isaac: Take Home Guide

Jesus Story Year, 
Story Five: Christ, Abraham, and Isaac

Sunday Readings:
Genesis 22:1-19
Psalm 89:1-4, 15-18
Hebrews 11:8-12, 17-19
John 3:16-18

Further Reading and Meditation:
Genesis 18-26
Matthew 27:33-54
Romans 8
1 John 4

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)  Has anyone ever given something up for you?  What was it?  How did it make you feel?

2) Have you ever seen a relationship (yours or someone else’s) fall apart because of God, or religion, or another spiritual reason?  Did that seem like the right thing to you?

3) Have you ever chosen to give something up for God?  How did that work out?

4) Do you feel that God has ever asked you to give something up?  What was it?  Has God ever asked you to give up something good?

5) What has God given up for you?  What difference does that make in your life? 

6)  Is it easier to give something up for God, or to accept what he has given up for you?

1 comment:

  1. Thanks again for this series. I appreciate the exposition of the text after a week of time in the Word and pondering the questions.

    I googled the Rembrandt, great reference. The thought of Isaac completely trusting his father gives even more power to Abraham's statements and actions of faith. This verse has always staggered me knowing what he's been asked to do to his "only son":

    "Stay here with the donkey while I and the boy go over there. We will worship and then we will come back to you."

    Looking forward to week 6.