Long notes used in 6-12 grade Sunday School Class on “The Jesus of Genesis”
Notes on Abraham:
Abraham was chosen.
Abraham was called.
Abraham was a sinner too.
This is the promise God made to Abram:
Now the LORD said to Abram, “Go from your country and your kindred and your father’s house to the land that I will show you. And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and him who dishonors you I will curse, and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.” Genesis 12:1-3
So they get there - to the promised land and there is famine so they have to go to Egypt until it is over.
This is the point that we are reminded that Abraham is human.. He does what we all do and in times of crisis -we remember the promise. But forget the power of the one who made the promise. Somehow we believe the promise will come at no cost or without difficulty. So we try to make it happen in our time (we will see and example of that later in the story or Abraham and Sarah) or we become fearful that if we don’t help God out, that the promise can't happen.
Here are two New Testament retelling of the this story:
The Acts chapter has a basic outline of Jesus lineage:
Acts 7:1-53 (read through verse 8)
The Hebrews verses talk of Abrahams faith:
Pick a few of the following questions and answer them in your journal with words or pictures or both. Two pages please:
Abraham had been an idolater - Joshua 24:2
How did he come to have such faith in a God he didn’t even follow at the time?
He told his wife to lie and causes the pharaoh to sin. Why did he do that? Do you think he doubted God?
Do you think that there was some pride involved? Or maybe the fact that he was told that the whole world would be blessed through him made him have an overwhelming sense of responsibility?
What did he forget about in all this?
Think about your life - have you ever forgotten the promise that God gave to you the day he revealed himself to you and gave you the faith to trust your heart to one who created it?
Can you remember one time taking matters into your own hand and causing a mess?
Or a time that you doubted God's promise to you?
What is the following promise that God made to mankind?
Our memory verse is Romans 10:9
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