Posts Tagged ‘Abraham’

1. Where was Abraham buried? By whom? Re-read Genesis 23 to review the story of Abraham’s purchase of the site for the grave.

2. How long did Ishmael live?

3. How old was Isaac when he married?

4. What do you learn about Rebekah in this chapter?

5. From whom does Rebekah seek an answer to the issues she was having in her pregnancy? What does this tell you about her spiritual condition?

6. What do you learn of Isaac and Rebekah’s sons in this chapter?

7. What happens in Genesis 25:29-34? Why is this significant? What does it tell you about each of the boys?



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Read Genesis 24
1. What is happening in Genesis 24:1-4? What are the specifics of the command Abraham is giving his servant? What requirements does he have for the wife for his son?

2. What is the servant’s response in Genesis 24:5? How does Abraham response in Genesis 24:6?

3. What final instructions does Abraham give in Genesis 24:7?

4. What do we find the servant of Abraham doing in Genesis 24:12-14?

5. What is the result described in Genesis 24:15-20?

6. What do we learn about the servant from Genesis 24:21?

7. What does he ask in Genesis 24:23? How does she respond?

8. Review Genesis 24:15, Genesis 11:27-29, and Genesis 22:20. What do you learn about Rebekah? How is she related to Abraham? Isaac?

9. What do we find the servant doing in Genesis 24:26? What does this tell us about his spiritual condition?

NOTE: The servant’s conduct is a model for us. He prays before going into the city to find the wife. He worships God upon the first indicator that He has answered the servant’s prayer. He testifies of the LORD’s work in his life. He worshiped the LORD again upon confirmation of the LORD’s work. He was diligent to complete his work and return to his master. Think about how you can begin to follow this model in your own prayer life and walk with God.

10. What is the name of Rebekah’s brother?

11. How does the servant describe his master Abraham in Genesis 24:35?

12. What is the reaction of Rebekah’s Father and brother to the servant’s recounting of the story of his coming and finding Rebekah? What does this response tell you about them?


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Coming back to this study after a few weeks off, the first thing I notice is that there are a lot of chapters about this character Abraham (aka Abram). Abraham is a significant figure in Jewish history and, therefore, in Christian history. He is known as a patriarch (founding father). He is also known as a friend of God. Those two facts alone make him worthy of study, but there is much more. Before we finish with him-and we will be moving on to his son, Isaac, in the next chapter-we need to review some of the highlights.

Things that are important about Abraham:

  • He was called by God to leave his home, his family and all that he knew to travel to a place he had never been
  • He was called out of polytheism/paganism into belief  in the one true and living God by God alone (I love that)
  • He was old when many of the most important things happened to him (I take heart in that)
  • He was not perfect (he lied about his wife/sister twice; he didn’t follow God’s directions and brought his nephew with him when he was supposed to come alone; he let his wife convince him to take her hand maid)
  • He had questions for God (when will I have a son? what about Ishmael? )
  • God saw that Abraham believed Him and counted that belief as righteousness (before
  • the law, before circumcision)



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Read Genesis 23.
1. How old was Sarah when she died?

2. Where did she die?

3. What is the debate that is going on in Genesis 23 between the Sons of Heth and Abraham?

4. What is the result? Why do you think it was important to Abraham?


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Read Genesis 21

1. What do we learn about Sarah from Genesis 21:1-3?

2. What do we learn about God from those same verses?

3. How old was Abraham when Isaac was born?

4. What happens in Genesis 21:9-11?

5. What does God tell Abraham?

6. What does Abraham do in Genesis 21:14? What happens after in Genesis 21:15-21? What do we learn about God from these verses?

7. What is happening in Genesis 21:22-34?

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Before reading Genesis 20, review the events of Genesis 12:10-20.

Read Genesis 20
1. What parallels do you see in this chapter to Genesis 12:10-20? Differences?

2. Why do you think God tells us of these two events (Genesis 12:10-20 and Genesis 20)?

3. What do the following verses teach us about trusting in the LORD?
■ Proverbs 3:5-7

■ Psalm 115:11

■ Psalm 118:8-9

■ Psalm 125:1


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Read Genesis 19
1. What do we know about the location and appearance of Sodom and Gomorrah from Genesis 13:10?

2. What further information do we learn about Sodom in Genesis 13:13?

3. What does the LORD say about Sodom and Gomorrah in Genesis 18:20-21?

4. Where is Lot when the two angels come to Sodom? What is the significance of this?

5. What occurs in Genesis 19:4-5? What does Lot do? How is the situation resolved?

6. The angels warn Lot who tells his sons-in-law. What is their response? What do we learn about their spiritual condition from their response?

7. What do the following verses tell us about the influence that we are to have on those around us including our children and family members?
 Deuteronomy 6:6-7

Proverbs 22:6

 Matthew 5:16

 Philippians 2:15

8. What instruction do the angels give Lot in the morning in Genesis 19:15? What is his response? What do the angels do?

9. What do we find Lot doing when the angels tell him to flee to the mountains from the wrath of God? (Genesis 19:17-23).

10. What happened to Sodom and Gomorrah according to Genesis 19:24-25?

11. What happened to Lot’s wife? Why?

12. What does Genesis 19:29 tell us about God?

13. What happens in Genesis 19:30-38? What do these events tell you about the spiritual state of Lot’s daughters?

14. One of the lessons we learn from the book of Genesis is that God will bring judgment. We also learn that God is merciful. What differences do you see between the judgment in Genesis 7 and the judgment in Genesis 19?

15. What do the following verses tell you about the judgments of God?
 Psalm 36:6

 Ezekiel 18:9

 Romans 11:33

 Revelation 16:7


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Read Genesis 18
1. This chapter opens with a theophany, a personal manifestation of God before the incarnation of Jesus. Describe the time and location of this visit  to Abraham.

2. What is Abraham’s response to the visitors?

3. What promise is made regarding Sarah in verse 10?

4. Where was Sarah when the promise was made? What was her response?

5. Copy verse 14, the first sentence.

6.  What impossible thing is going on in your life that you can’t see anyway around or through? Pray through it using these verses. Ask God to do the impossible in your life, in your circumstances.

7. What dilemma does the LORD reveal to the reader in verses 17 through 21?

8. What does Abraham do in verses 23 through 33? What is the LORD’s response to Abraham?

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Read Genesis 17
1. This chapter opens with a very clear command from the LORD. It seems like it would be impossible, and yet God is requiring it of Abram. God is also making a promise or covenant along with the command. What is God promising Abram in verse 2?

2. What is Abram’s reaction to God’s speaking to him in Genesis 17:3?

3. What does God do for Abram in Genesis 17:5? Why? What does the new name mean?

4. According to Genesis 17:7, who is also part of the covenant between God and Abraham?

5. What kind of covenant is God making according to Genesis 17:7?

6. Review Genesis 17:5-8, and list all the promises God is making as His part of the covenant with Abraham and his descendants.

7. What is required of Abraham and his descendants under the covenant according to Genesis 17:9-14? Write out some of the specifics.

8. What does God do in Genesis 17:15? What does the new name mean?

9. What promise does God make to Sarah in Genesis 17:16? How does Abraham respond in Genesis 17:17?

10. What happens in Genesis 17:18? How does God respond?

11. What is God’s promise regarding Ishmael?

12. What does Abraham do in Genesis 17:23-27? How old is he?

13. What do the following verses tell us about circumcision?
▸ Luke 2:21

▸ Romans 2:25-29

▸ Romans 4:11-12

▸ Galatians 5:6

14. Names of God. If we go back to verse one of Chapter 17 of Genesis, we are introduced to another name of God. This time, the name “Almighty God” is in the Hebrew, “El Shaddai,” which means the All-Sufficient One. God is sufficient to meet all of our needs. As you end this lesson, consider the sufficiency of God. He created all things. He is all-powerful (omnipotent). He is all-knowing (omniscient). He is all-present (omni-present). He is all that we need. What need do you have today in your life? God is sufficient to supply that need. Believe and trust in His sufficiency.


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The story of Abram (later known as Abraham) spans more than nine chapters in the book of Genesis. In order to be able to study the life of Abram and his part in God’s plan of salvation, we must look to chapters 12 to 20.

The introduction to Abram begins at the end of Genesis chapter 11. Re-read this section.
1. Record what you learn about Abram in Genesis 11:27-32.

2. Record what you learn about his wife, Sarai (Sarah).

3. What does Hebrews 11:8 tell us about Abraham (Abram)?

Read Chapter 12 of Genesis which begins with the call of Abram by the LORD.
4. What does God tell Abram in Genesis 12:1-3? How does Abram react?

5. What additional information about these events to you find in Acts 7:2-4?

6. In Genesis 12:7, God makes a promise to Abram. Copy it here. What does Abram do in response?

7. What does Abram do in Genesis 12:10? Why?

8. What does Abram tell Sarai to do when they get to Egypt in Genesis 12:11-13? Why?

9. What did Pharaoh do with Sarai? Why? What did he do for Abram?

10. What happened to Pharaoh after Sarai came to Pharaoh’s house? Why?

11. What is Pharaoh’s reaction to Abram when he finds out about the situation?

12. What do you learn about Abram from this story? What was Abram’s solution to his situation? What should his solution have been?

13. What do we learn about Sarai from the situation? Do you agree with what she did? Why or why not? How did God protect Sarai?

14. What does 1 Peter 3:1-6 add to what we know about Sarai (Sarah)?



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