Prepared by William Earnhardt, for Sabbath School class, Sabbath May 14, 2022.
Main Theme: The promises given to Abraham are for all believers. “And now that you belong to Christ, you are the true children of Abraham. You are his heirs, and God’s promise to Abraham belongs to you.” Galatians 3:29 NLT
Read Together: Genesis 15:1-6. Define the main idea of this passage.
Study: How did Abraham reveal what it means to live by faith?
Apply: What does it mean if we start counting up or relying on our good works?
Share: Your friend says that if we are counted righteous because we believe then there is no reason to obey. How do you respond to your friend? See Genesis 26:5 and James 2:23-24.
Read Together: Genesis 17:1-12. Define the main idea of this passage.
Study: What is the spiritual and prophetic significance of the circumcision rite?
Apply: How do you keep believing even when we struggle with belief?
Share: Your friend says that circumcision is nothing more than barbaric sexual mutilation. How do you respond to your friend? See Why Circumcision.
Read Together: Genesis 18:1-8 and Romans 9:9. Define the main idea of these passages.
Study: What lessons of hospitality do we learn from Abraham’s reception of his visitors? How do you explain God’s response to Abraham’s hospitality?
Apply: What is our responsibility to the poor and hungry? How do we help those in need? What stipulations would you put on helping someone who is in need?
Share: Your friend asks, what it was that made Abraham so generous? What do you tell your friend?
Read Together: Genesis 18:22-Genesis 19:13. Define the main idea of this passage.
Study: How does Abraham’s prophetic ministry affect his responsibility toward Lot?
Apply: How do you respond to someone who says that God does not punish the lost, that it is against His love?
Share: How can we help the sinner realize their need of a Savior without making them feel like the scum of the earth?
For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. John 3:17 NKJV