Churchwide Community Group Questions

Losing Patience Pt. 3

Scripture: Genesis 22

Further Reading: Hebrews 11:17-19, John 1:19-34, John 8:48-59

Introduction Questions:

  • What TV show are you watching right now?
  • What do you do when you need a break from TV?
  • What books are you reading right now?

        High’s & Low’s or Thankfuls & Challenges

        Discussion

        In Genesis 22 we see the beauty of God’s plan as it unfolds patiently.

        • What are some elements of scripture that you love?
        • Why is it helpful to read a story of a man asked to sacrifice his son?

        Have someone read Genesis 22:1-18.

        • What stood out to you from the story?

        Abraham had experienced failure over and over, been broken, and learned to trust God completely.

        • How do we see Abraham’s trust in God in this story?
        • What was the significance of God asking for Abraham’s “only son Isaac?”

        In the Old Testament we see illustrations of God’s love, but in the New Testament we see a demonstration of God’s love through Jesus.

        • What is the significance of the “lamb” in the OT?
        • What would be your response if you were in Abraham’s shoes?

        God will never ask me to do anything against His word.

        • Why did it seem like a contradiction for Abraham to sacrifice Isaac?
        • Why do we struggle knowing if God will keep His promise?

        Have someone read Romans 8:1-11.

        • What stood out to you from the passage?

        The death, burial and resurrection of Jesus gives us help for today and hope for tomorrow.

        • How can we practically walk in victory?
        • How can you shift your focus from misery and uncertainty to hope?

        The worst thing to happen to you is never the last thing to happen to you. (Leave your group to think about these questions this week).

        • What promise are you struggling with believing?
        • Would you commit to exploring the truths related to that promise in Scripture this week?

                     

                       

                      Student Ministry Community Group Questions

                      Losing Patience Pt. 3 

                      Scripture: Genesis 22

                       

                       

                       

                        Discussion

                        In Genesis 22 we see the beauty of God’s plan as it unfolds patiently.

                        • Why is it helpful to read a story of a man asked to sacrifice his son? How does it remind you of Jesus’ story?

                        Have someone read Genesis 22:1-18.

                        • What stood out to you from the story?

                        Abraham had experienced failure over and over, been broken, and learned to trust God completely.

                        • How do we see Abraham’s trust in God in this story?
                        • What was the significance of God asking for Abraham’s “only son Isaac?”

                        In the Old Testament we see illustrations of God’s love, but in the New Testament we see a demonstration of God’s love through Jesus.

                        • What is the significance of the “lamb” in the OT?
                        • What would be your response if you were in Abraham’s shoes?

                        God will never ask me to do anything against His word.

                        • Why do we struggle knowing if God will keep His promise?

                        The worst thing to happen to you is never the last thing to happen to you.

                        • What promise are you struggling with believing?
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