Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Genesis 22 - 23; Lesson 18

John's study this week:

(In your own words, summarize passages into sentences. Goal of 12 – 15 sentences)

Genesis 22

1. Genesis 22:1 – 3 God commands Abraham to take Isaac to a mountain that he will show Abraham to sacrifice Isaac as a burnt offering, and so leaving early the next morning Abraham took Isaac and two of his servants, along with bringing cut wood, travelled to the place God showed him.
2. Genesis 22:4 - 5 Leaving early the next morning Abraham took Isaac and two of his servants, along with bringing cut wood, travelled On the third day he saw the place God told him of, and, leaving his two servants went with Isaac to go, worship and then both return.
3. Genesis 22:6 – 8 Abraham and Isaac carry the wood, knife and fire and Isaac asked where is the lamb for the burnt offering, to which Abraham said “God himself will provide the lamb for the burnt offering, my son.” And the two of them went on together.
4. Genesis 22:9 – 12 Abraham builds the alter, arranges the wood, binds Isaac, lays him on the alter, takes out the knife to slay Isaac when an angel of the Lord calls out to stop and reveals that it was a test to see if Abraham fears God because he had not withheld from God, his son, his only son.
5. Genesis 22:13 – 14 Abraham looked up and saw a ram caught in a bush by his horn and went and sacrificed it as a burnt offering in place of his son, and Abraham called the place “The Lord Will Provide.”
6. Genesis 22: 15 – 19 The angel of the Lord called to Abraham from heaven a second time and said, “I swear by myself, declares the Lord, that because you have done this and have not withheld your son, your only son, I will surely bless you and make your descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and as the sand on the seashore. Your descendants will take possession of the cities of their enemies, and through your offspring all nations on earth will be blessed, because you have obeyed me.” Then Abraham returned home.
7. Genesis 22:20 – 24 Later Abraham was told of the lineage of  “Milkah is also a mother; she has borne sons to your brother Nahor: Uz the firstborn, Buz his brother, Kemuel (the father of Aram), Kesed, Hazo, Pildash, Jidlaph and Bethuel.” Bethuel became the father of Rebekah. Milkah bore these eight sons to Abraham’s brother Nahor. His concubine, whose name was Reumah, also had sons: Tebah, Gaham, Tahash and Maakah.

Genesis 23

8. Genesis 23:1 - 2 Sarah lived to be a hundred and twenty-seven years old and she died at Kiriath Arba (Hebron) in the land of Canaan, and Abraham went to mourn for Sarah and to weep over her.
9. Genesis 23:3 – 9 Abraham asked the Hittites if he may buy some land to bury his dead to which they replied that they honored Abraham as a prince and that he may bury his dead in the choicest of their tombs, so Abraham then bowed down to the Hittites beseeching them to intercede with Ephron to sell at full price the cave of Machpelah as a tomb among them.
10. Genesis 23: 10 – 18 Ephron replied that he would give Abraham the field and the cave that is in it as a pledge before his people, to which Abraham replied, please let me pay your asking price of 400 shekels of silver and the land, cave and trees within the boarder are deeded to Abraham.
11. Genesis 23: 19 – 20 Abraham buries Sarah in the cave in the field of Machpelah near Mamre (which is at Hebron.


(Summarize main groupings of thoughts. Goal of 2, 3 or 4 divisions. ID passages covered)

1. Genesis 22:1 – 3 God’s command to sacrifice Isaac and Abraham’s response.

Application: How far are you willing to follow God in response to His command(s)?

2. Genesis 22:4 - 24 Abraham’s offering of Isaac and God’s response and confirmation of His promise.

Application: How may God be testing your faith in order to fulfill a promise in your life?

3. Genesis 23: 1 - 20 Abraham mourns Sarah’s death and buys land and cave to bury her

Application: How is your witness concerning earthly affairs seen by non-Christians?

Subject Sentence
(Summarizing the Divisions into one sentence – ten words or less):

Abraham’s faith is tested through sacrifice and he buries Sarah.

(A main teaching point for the overall study of the passages):

To cause the audience to see that God’s tests may not be to test our faith, but rather reveal our faith in Him.

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