Monday, January 7, 2013

Genesis 15: Lesson 14

Chuck's study this week:

Lesson     14

Passage Genesis 15

Content (List of Topics or Events)
God “the Word” comes to Abram  (Genesis 15:1-7)
a. Vision of Lord “I am” Shield and Reward (1)
b. Abram’s response  “no heir” (2-3)
c. Word of Lord promises blood heir (4-6)
d. Abram belief is righteousness (7)
Abram asks and God’s response to how to possess promise (Genesis 15:8-17)
a. Abram wants to know that he will possess promise (8)
b. God’s  request of sacrifice (9)
c. The preparation of sacrifice (10-11)
d. The journey to inheritance (12-16)
e. Acceptance of sacrifice (17)
Lord’s Covenant with Abram (Genesis 15:18-21)
a. Expanse of covenant “the land” (18)
b. Impact of covenant  “the people” (19-21)

Divisions (Main Blocks of Thought)
God “the Word” comes to Abram 
Genesis 15:1-7
Abram asks and God’s response to how to possess promise
 Genesis 15:8-17
Lord’s Covenant with Abram
 Genesis 15:18-21
Subject Sentence (Summarizes the contents of the Divisions – No more than 10 words)
God’s Word and Abram’s belief leads to covenant from God
Aim (Main Teaching Point of the Passage)
To Learn that belief in God’s promises leads to rich reward
Specific Application Questions

1.       How are you being open to God’s word?

2.       In what ways are you asking God to guide you?

3.       How are you accepting God’s direction, or are you?

Principles to Remember

The “Word” of the Lord never fails

We need to participate in the promise of God

The Lord has a plan for us; our faith is enriched by following God’s direction.

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