Feb 5, 2018
Scott walks us through some
important applications from the life of Abram/Abraham.
- Read Genesis
through the practicality of God calling Abram to “leave and go to
the land that I will show you”. Who did he have to talk to? What
was their response? How long did this take? What if God said that
to you today?
command doesn’t start with much clarity, but becomes clearer as he
trusts God and walks in obedience. Has that ever been true in your
walk with God?
points out the names of the places Abram is between: “Bethel” =
house of God and “Ai” = ruin. Throughout your day do you think of
how your decisions are leading you to God or away from God? Are you
going to walk in obedience toward God or are you going to takes
steps in disobedience away from God. One leads to ruin/destruction
and one leads to life/joy/peace.
- Read Genesis 12:10-20 &
things got difficult Abram leaves and takes things into his own
hands. Scott notes that we want to control things and we value
self-preservation. How was Abram’s decision driven by
- Abraham is one of those Bible characters that
we tend to hold up as a hero. How does it affect your view of him
when we read about all the times he disobeyed God? What does it say
about God that he chooses this man to be the father of the nation
back at decisions in your past when you’ve been at a crossroads to
trust God or take things into your own hands. When you have
disobeyed and made decisions from a lack of trust what happened?
Who suffered because of your decision? What have been the
the flip side, what about the times you have trusted Him and
obeyed? Who has benefitted from those decisions? What have been the
results of that obedience?