- What challenging things did God call Abram to do? (v. 1)
- What promises did God give Abram in order to encourage him to follow God’s call? (vs. 2-3)
- How is the promise of the coming Savior at the heart of each of the promises God made to Abram?
- Agree or Disagree? God’s call to Abram is more an invitation to faith and faithfulness than a demand for obedience. (Explain your answer.)
- Give a Bible-based example to demonstrate that God prefers to deal with people on the basis of encouragement (faith in His promises) rather than on the basis of requirement (fear of His punishment).
- How did Abram respond to God’s call and promise? (vs. 4-5)
- What did God teach Abram about possessing the land He had led him to live in? (vs. 6-7)
- How did Abram publicly and positively express his faith in the Lord to those around him? (vs. 8-9)
- What are some ways that you can publicly and positively express your faith in God and His promises to the people around you?
- What prompted Abram and his household to live in Egypt for a time? (v. 10)
- What did Abram fear about his move to Egypt? (vs. 11-12)
- What deception did Abram ask Sarai to agree to in order to avoid potential danger for Abram? (v. 13)
- How did Abram’s plan to preclude problems prove to be reckless and dangerous? (vs. 14-16)
- How did God intervene to deliver Abram and Sarai from the effect of Abram’s sinful deception? (vs. 17-18)
- What public embarrassment did Abram experience over this incident? (vs. 19-20)
- What lessons could/should Abram have learned from this potentially disastrous experience?
- Give two personal examples of the maxim: “Fear makes cowards of us all and tempts us to settle on sinful solutions that seemed smart at the time.”
- Complete the following sentence: “If God were not a good and gracious God, Abram and all of us would——-.”