Genesis 11:10-12:20

Key Verse 12:1,2

The Lord had said to Abram, "Leave your country, your people and your father's household and go to the land I will show you. I will make you into a great nation and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing." 

** GOD’S CALLING FOR ABRAM (11:10-12:9)

What kind of person was Abram? (cf. Gen.11:27-32; 12:4; Acts 7:2-4; Josh. 24:2,3) 

Read 12:1-3.  What is significance of this calling?  How is God's calling for Abram consisted of?  How many commands did God issue to Abram?  Why should Abram leave?  What was Abram required of in "leaving"?  Where should Abram go?    

Read verses 2 and 3 once again.  How many times is the word "bless or blessed or blessing" repeated?  What does this show us about the nature of God's calling?  How many promises did God give Abram?  Describe each of promises.  What do you learn about God who called one person Abram?

What was Abram's response (4,5)?  How did the Lord help Abram in the land of Cannan (6,7a)?  How did Abram respond (7b,8,9)?

** FAMINE TRAINING (12:10-20)

Read verses 10 through 13.  What difficulty did Abram face in the promised land?  How did he deal with this problem?  What does it mean that he went down to Egypt?  How did he try to secure his life in Egypt?  

Read verses 14 through 20.  What happened to Abram in Egypt?  How did God help him?  What can we learn here about God?

Read 13:1-4 and describe his material possession.  What did Abram learn through his journey to Egypt?  How did Abram show his repentance?



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