Sunday, December 4, 2022

Genesis 17:15-18:16

We can trust God, no matter how impossible the situation, because God always keeps His promises.

When God makes a promise, He’s not only able to fulfill it, but He’s also faithful to see it through. It’s not always easy to believe God, especially when your circumstances indicate that He’s unbelievable, but faith isn’t based on what things look like at the moment: it’s based on who God has proven Himself to be.

Read Genesis 17:15-27:
  1. Have you ever been disappointed in God because of circumstances you were going through?
  2. What was Abraham’s initial response to God’s plan?
  3. When you find yourself in an awkward situation, how do you tend to respond?
  4. What does it make you think about God that He had Abraham and Sarah name their son “Isaac” (“he laughs”)?
  5. What did God accomplish by waiting so long to complete His plan?
Read Genesis 18:1-16:
  1. How did Sarah’s reaction to God’s news compare to Abraham’s reaction in 17:17?
  2. Why does Sarah laugh to herself, and why do you think she lied about it?
  3. Why do you think God asked Abraham why Sarah was laughing (instead of asking Sarah directly)?
Taking it Home:
  1. In what area of your life do you most often doubt God’s power?
  2. How is Jesus a reminder to us of God’s faithfulness?
Additional Scriptures to Engage with this week:
  • Hebrews 11:8-16
  • Job 42:1-6
  • Jeremiah 32:16-27
  • Zechariah 8:1-13
  • Psalm 96
  • Matthew 19:16-26