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A just man who believed and obeyed.
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  • 1. Abram 14 KNOWING
  • 2. After the flood - What is next in God’s plan? - Did He find someone worthy to fulfill His word? - What is God looking for?
  • 3. Genesis 12:1-3 Now the LORD had said to Abram: “Get out of your country, from your family and from your father’s house, to a land that I will show you. I will make you a great nation; I will bless you and make your name great; and you shall be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and I will curse him who curses you; and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.”
  • 4. - Why did God choose Abram? - Was Abram looking for God? - What did God offer him? - Is the blessing for himself or for all the nations?
  • 5. - Is God thinking in Abram or the promise He made to Adam? - What type of blessing is God talking about? - Is it material or Spiritual? - Why it did not start with Adam?
  • 6. Joshua 24:2-3 And Joshua said to all the people, “Thus says the LORD God of Israel: ‘Your fathers, including Terah, the father of Abraham and the father of Nahor, dwelt on the other side of the River in old times; and they served other gods. Then I took your father Abraham from the other side of the River, led him throughout all the land of Canaan, and multiplied his descendants and gave him Isaac.
  • 7. - Did Abraham serve other Gods? - Who brings Abraham from the other side of the river? - Was God separating Abraham? - What does God want? - Is it Holiness?
  • 8. Genesis 12:4-7 So Abram departed as the LORD had spoken to him, and Lot went with him. And Abram was seventy-five years old when he departed from Haran. Then Abram took Sarai his wife and Lot his brother’s son, and all their possessions that they had gathered, and the people whom they had acquired in Haran, and they departed to go to the land of Canaan.
  • 9. Genesis 12:4-7 So they came to the land of Canaan. Abram passed through the land to the place of Shechem, as far as the terebinth tree of Moreh. And the Canaanites were then in the land. Then the LORD appeared to Abram and said, “To your descendants I will give this land.” And there he built an altar to the LORD, who had appeared to him.”
  • 10. - How old was Abram? - Why was his brother’s son with him? - Was he taking care of the orphan child? or - Did he adopt him as the son he could not have?
  • 11. - Was easy for Abram to obey God? - Was there a risk in taking all his possessions and go through the midst of estrangers? - What did God see in Abram?
  • 12. Hebrews 11:8-9 By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to the place which he would receive as an inheritance. And he went out, not knowing where he was going. By faith he dwelt in the land of promise as in a foreign country, dwelling in tents with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise.
  • 13. - Where did Abram arrive? - How did he know when to stop? - Did God appear to Abram in physical form?
  • 14. - Why did Abram build an altar? -Isn’t the object of an altar to sacrifice animals? - Who taught Abram?
  • 15. - How old was Shem when he died? (600 yrs) - Before he died, was Abram already born? - What story did Shem share with his family?
  • 16. Genesis 11:27-32 This is the genealogy of Terah: Terah begot Abram, Nahor, and Haran. Haran begot Lot. And Haran died before his father Terah in his native land, in Ur of the Chaldeans. Then Abram and Nahor took wives: the name of Abram’s wife was Sarai, and the name of Nahor’s wife, Milcah, the daughter of Haran the father of Milcah and the father of Iscah. But Sarai was barren; she had no child.
  • 17. Genesis 11:27-32 And Terah took his son Abram and his grandson Lot, the son of Haran, and his daughter-in-law Sarai, his son Abram’s wife, and they went out with them from Ur of the Chaldeans to go to the land of Canaan; and they came to Haran and dwelt there. So the days of Terah were two hundred and five years, and Terah died in Haran.
  • 18. - Who took the initiative to move over to the land of Canaan? - Did God speak to Terah? - Why Terah didn’t reach the land of Canaan but stayed in Haran instead?
  • 19. - What was Haran cause of death? - Why Nahor married his nephew? - Whose daughter was Sarai? Terah’s? (Genesis 20:12) - Was Abram married to his half sister?
  • 20. - Why did they married among the family? - Was it because they didn’t want to be related to the people around them? - How was Abram going to have descendants being Sarai barren?
  • 21. - Was easy for Abram to believe? - What was the promise?
  • 22. Acts 7:2-4 And he said, “Brethren and fathers, listen: The God of glory appeared to our father Abraham when he was in Mesopotamia, before he dwelt in Haran, and said to him, ‘Get out of your country and from your relatives, and come to a land that I will show you.’ Then he came out of the land of the Chaldeans and dwelt in Haran. And from there, when his father was dead, He moved him to this land in which you now dwell.
  • 23. - Who was God talking to? - Why did Abram moved with His relatives? - Was Abram obeying God or believing Him? - Why did God choose Abram? - Was it because of His promise of sending someone? - Are those who believe instruments in the hand of God?
  • 24. Genesis 13:1-7 Then Abram went up from Egypt, he and his wife and all that he had, and Lot with him, to the South. Abram was very rich in livestock, in silver, and in gold. And he went on his journey from the South as far as Bethel, to the place where his tent had been at the beginning, between Bethel and Ai, to the place of the altar which he had made there at first. And there Abram called on the name of the LORD.
  • 25. Genesis 13:1-7 Lot also, who went with Abram, had flocks and herds and tents. Now the land was not able to support them, that they might dwell together, for their possessions were so great that they could not dwell together. And there was strife between the herdsmen of Abram’s livestock and the herdsmen of Lot’s livestock. The Canaanites and the Perizzites then dwelt in the land.
  • 26. - Why was Abram so rich? - Didn’t God say He will bless him? - Why was space on the land a problem? -Why is Lot still dwelling with Abram? - What was the need given the circumstances?
  • 27. Genesis 13:8-13 So Abram said to Lot, “Please let there be no strife between you and me, and between my herdsmen and your herdsmen; for we are brethren. Is not the whole land before you? Please separate from me. If you take the left, then I will go to the right; or, if you go to the right, then I will go to the left.” And Lot lifted his eyes and saw all the plain of Jordan, that it was well watered everywhere (before the LORD destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah) like the garden of the LORD, like the land of Egypt as you go toward Zoar.
  • 28. Genesis 13:8-13 Then Lot chose for himself all the plain of Jordan, and Lot journeyed east. And they separated from each other. Abram dwelt in the land of Canaan, and Lot dwelt in the cities of the plain and pitched his tent even as far as Sodom. But the men of Sodom were exceedingly wicked and sinful against the LORD.
  • 29. - Why did Abram give the option to Lot? - Which land was Lot’s choice? - What was this land compared to? - Was Abram placing his trust in his eyes or in the promise of God?
  • 30. Genesis 13:14-18 And the LORD said to Abram, after Lot had separated from him: “Lift your eyes now and look from the place where you are—northward, southward, eastward, and westward; for all the land which you see I give to you and your descendants forever. And I will make your descendants as the dust of the earth; so that if a man could number the dust of the earth, then your descendants also could be numbered.
  • 31. Genesis 13:14-18 Arise, walk in the land through its length and its width, for I give it to you.” Then Abram moved his tent, and went and dwelt by the terebinth trees of Mamre, which are in Hebron, and built an altar there to the LORD.
  • 32. - Did God wait to talk to Abram after Lot was gone? - Why did God tell Abram to lift his eyes?? - Should we wait on God?
  • 33. - Why did God commands Abram to walk the land? - Was Abram believing the word of God?? - What was the meaning of the altar?
  • 34. Genesis 14:1-3 And it came to pass in the days of Amraphel king of Shinar, Arioch king of Ellasar, Chedorlaomer king of Elam, and Tidal king of nations, that they made war with Bera king of Sodom, Birsha king of Gomorrah, Shinab king of Admah, Shemeber king of Zeboiim, and the king of Bela (that is, Zoar). All these joined together in the Valley of Siddim (that is, the Salt Sea).
  • 35. - Is there a war already among men? - Where do wars come from?
  • 36. James 4:1-2 Where do wars and fights come from among you? Do they not come from your desires for pleasure that war in your members? You lust and do not have. You murder and covet and cannot obtain. You fight and war. Yet you do not have because you do not ask.
  • 37. - Wars come from inside of us? - Does God care about wars? - Isn’t there pain and death in wars? - Why God doesn’t avoid wars? - Is there a purpose for wars? or - Are they another consequence of our fall from God?
  • 38. Genesis 14:11-12 Then they took all the goods of Sodom and Gomorrah, and all their provisions, and went their way. They also took Lot, Abram’s brother’s son who dwelt in Sodom, and his goods, and departed.
  • 39. - What happened with Lot’s riches? - Why didn’t God protect Lot? - What is God’s plan?
  • 40. Genesis 14:13-16 Then one who had escaped came and told Abram the Hebrew, for he dwelt by the terebinth trees of Mamre the Amorite, brother of Eshcol and brother of Aner; and they were allies with Abram. Now when Abram heard that his brother was taken captive, he armed his three hundred and eighteen trained servants who were born in his own house, and went in pursuit as far as Dan.
  • 41. Genesis 14:13-16 He divided his forces against them by night, and he and his servants attacked them and pursued them as far as Hobah, which is north of Damascus. So he brought back all the goods, and also brought back his brother Lot and his goods, as well as the women and the people.
  • 42. - Were Abram servant’s men train in war or were they pastors? - Who won the battle? - What is God teaching Abram? - Who is the warrior? God? - Was Abram afraid?
  • 43. Genesis 15:1 After these things the word of the LORD came to Abram in a vision, saying, “Do not be afraid, Abram. I am your shield, your exceedingly great reward.”
  • 44. - Was God reassuring Abram? - What does it mean to have God as a shield? Protection? - What reward is God referring to? - What is Abram greatest preoccupation?
  • 45. Genesis 15:2-3 But Abram said, “Lord GOD, what will You give me, seeing I go childless, and the heir of my house is Eliezer of Damascus?” Then Abram said, “Look, You have given me no offspring; indeed one born in my house is my heir!”.
  • 46. - Was easy for Abram to believe God? - What was God response to Abram concern?
  • 47. Genesis 15:4-6 And behold, the word of the LORD came to him, saying, “This one shall not be your heir, but one who will come from your own body shall be your heir.” Then He brought him outside and said, “Look now toward heaven, and count the stars if you are able to number them.” And He said to him, “So shall your descendants be.” And he believed in the LORD, and He accounted it to him for righteousness.
  • 48. - What method does God use in teaching us? - What righteousness is God talking about? - Was He talking to Abram about His promise? - Do we understand the Justice of God?
  • 49. - Are we righteous too when we believe God? - Who is the Judge? - Does God fulfill His promises?
  • 50. Romans 4:1-5:1-5 What then shall we say that Abraham our father has found according to the flesh? For if Abraham was justified by works, he has something to boast about, but not before God. For what does the Scripture say? “Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness.” Now to him who works, the wages are not counted as grace but as debt. But to him who does not work but believes on Him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is accounted for righteousness.
  • 51. - Were Abraham’s works worth something? - Who justifies the ungodly? - What did Abraham believe? in the Justice of God?
  • 52. - How was God seeing Abraham? - Why we cannot see as God see’s us? - Who was God thinking on when He made the promise to Abraham?
  • 53. Galatians 3:8 And the Scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, preached the gospel to Abraham beforehand, saying, “In you all the nations shall be blessed.”
  • 54. - Is God’s blessing for everyone that believes? - Why is Abraham referred to as the father of faith? - Who is the author of our faith?
  • 55. Hebrews 12:2 looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
  • 56. - How important is faith? - Isn’t faith the heart of God’s story?
  • 57. WHAT DID WE LEARN TODAY? - God seeks those who believe Him to fulfill His promises. - Sanctification is required in order to serve Him. - Trusting in the promise of God is more valuable than relying in our own abilities. - God is a shield for those who trust and wait on Him. - We are given our justice when we believe in Jesus. - Jesus is the author and finisher of our faith. - Faith is the heart of God’s Story. Share your own comment …
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