Let's continue to meditate on the truths we examined last week in our study through Genesis 16 - we are seen and heard by a faithful and compassionate God. When Sarai and Abram failed, when Hagar fled, what they all needed was a vision of God.It is in looking to the object of our faith that our faith itself is strengthened and deepened. Don't forget the warnings such a story offers us; beware the temptation of moral compromise that comes when we are afraid or impatient. Beware idolatrous desires that cause us to treat others as a delivery vehicle for our lusts. And when confronted with our failure let's remember that God loves and forgives sinners, and no failure is final for those whom God loves. Christ is a willing Savior to all who believe.
Listen to God Who Hears, God Who Sees
PREPARING TO HEAR
This week we will be looking into Genesis 17. Please read the chapter this week and consider the following questions:
- What key terms are repeated throughout this chapter?
- How does this story develop the relationship between Abram and God?
- How does this exchange differ from the making of the covenant in ch15?
- How is faith manifested in Abram's response?
Please pray with me that God would grant us wisdom to understand how this text reveals His glory and grace, how it points us to Christ, and how we ought to respond in faith and obedience. Pray that our worship would be honoring to God and our fellowship welcoming to outsiders.
PREPARING TO SING
Below are the songs we will singing together on Sunday. Use this as a resource to learn unfamiliar songs, to meditate on Christ-centered truth throughout the week, and teach your children songs that will fill their minds and shape their hearts.