By James Reapsome
This research of Abraham's existence provides readers an in-depth glimpse into the lifetime of Abraham, and exhibits them what real religion feels like for modern day Christians.
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His physical powers were renewed by the Lord. Question 8. The expression “gathered to his people” implies life after death, reflecting continuity, not the end. Question 10. The New Testament honors Abraham as God’s friend (James 2:23), as our spiritual father (Romans 4:11; Galatians 3:7), as an illustration of justification by faith (Romans 4), and as an illustration of what it means to live by faith (Hebrews 11:8-19). Study 12/The Model of Salvation by Faith Question 2. ” Believers are justified, that is, declared and treated as righteous by God, on the basis of Christ’s atoning death.
Your views of God’s character and his ways with his people? Read Genesis 21:8-21. 10. What facts did God remind Abraham of in order to put his mind at rest (verses 8-13)? Why do you think God had to keep on telling him this? 11. How did God test Abraham’s faith and obedience (verse 14)? How do you suppose Abraham felt when he sent Hagar and Ishmael into the desert? 12. Sarah’s joy was marred by jealousy. Abraham’s joy was marred by fear for his son Ishmael. What steps can you take to guard your spiritual integrity when feelings like these arise in your personal relationships?
7. How did the angel of the Lord explain the purpose of this test of Abraham’s faith and obedience (verse 12)? Why do you think the price was so high? 8. What sacrifice did Abraham offer instead of Isaac (verse 13)? Why did he give the place a special name (verses 8, 14)? 9. In what ways has God provided for you in times of loss or pain? Read Genesis 22:15-19. 10. How did the Lord respond to Abraham’s obedience (verses 15-18)? Why was it necessary to reaffirm these promises yet again? 11. What is the connection between Abraham’s faith and obedience and God’s blessing of all nations?