Posts Tagged ‘Sarai’

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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Read Genesis 16
1. What does Sarai convince her husband to do?

2. What does Abram say or do about the idea?

3. What happens after Abram follows Sarai’s advice?

4. What was Abram’s solution?

5. What happened to Hagar? Who visited her in the wilderness?

6. What things does the Angel of the Lord tell Hagar?

7. What name for God is introduced in verse 13?

8. What do you learn about Abram and his son in the last verses of Chapter 16?

9. What mistake did Sarai make in giving advice to Abram?

10. What insights into the character of God have you gained from this chapter?


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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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