"The grass withers, the flower fades,
but the word of our God will stand forever."
The Book of Genesis Chapter 22
Our good friend and Rhode Island brother-in-Christ, Dennis Dern will be speaking tomorrow. Chris Decker will be sending out the Zoom invite. For those meeting at Crossway Church we will be meeting in the Fireplace Room and Chuck and I will attempting to connect and project the Zoom session there.
I hope during these times of chaos, fear, and isolation in our world that you as disciples of Jesus will be encouraged to not grow weary in doing good.
Here are the Key Verse and Table Questions for this Saturday's talk on Genesis 12.
Genesis 22:14 “So Abraham called that place The LORD Will Provide. And to this day it is said, "On the mountain of the LORD it will be provided."
1. Someone said, “We should not expect our obedience to God to be easy or come naturally.” Has this been true in your life? Why or why not? Examples?
2. God tests us to 1) develop and strengthen our character, 2) increase our capacity to obey him, and 3) deepen our commitment to him and his perfect timing. Since we will never reach perfection in these three areas in this world, is it possible that God uses everything that happens to us in our lives as a test? Examples?
3. Gen 22:17-18 lists how God blessed Abraham because of Abraham’s obedience in being willing to sacrifice his son, Isaac. We often think of blessings as gifts to be enjoyed. But when God blesses us, his blessings are intended to overflow to others.
a. Talk about the ways in which God has blessed you.
b. Do you think God's blessings to you have been proportional to your obedience to him?
c. Do we always get to see God’s blessings to us in this lifetime? Examples?
From May 2020 = Praying Psalm 91 is blessing and very apropos during the current Covid pandemic. God has given this covenant of promises to all who abide in Him. This pandemic may good an opportunity for you to memorize this Psalm, as it will remind you how God wants us to think and act during times of fear, chaos, and the shaking that is happening within our world. This Psalm points out our need to trust in Him, no matter the circumstances. God is good and faithful ALL the time.