Bible Chapter 2 Study Guide Abraham Trusts and Obey

By August 18, 2022 Mrs. Kathryn Milton

Study Guide         

Bible: Chapter 2 Abraham Trusts and Obey

Memory Verse:  Hebrews 11:17  By faith Abraham, when he was tested, offered up Isaac. He received the promises and yet he was offering his one and only son. CSB

  • Abraham was originally from the city of Ur, a people of pagan beliefs.
  • A pagan is one who follows one or more false gods.
  • God spoke to Abraham at age 75 when he was living in Haran.
  • God told Abraham to leave Haran. Abraham trusted in God and obeyed Him. He left Haran not knowing where he was going to go.
  • Abraham showed submission, willingly obeying God’s call to leave Haran.
  • Submission is the act of humbly accepting the authority or decision of someone else.
  • Abraham took Sarah, his wife, Lot, his nephew, and others along with him from Haran.
  • Abraham obeyed and listened to God when God told him to journey to a new land. Both Abraham and Lot had many possessions.
  • When Abraham neared the city of Bethel, he built an altar to the Lord.
  • God made a six-part promise to bless Abraham if he was obedient.
  • The six promises to Abraham were:* I will make you a great nation.* I will make your name great. *You will be a blessing.*I will bless those who bless you and curse those who curse you. *All the earth will be blessed through you. *I will give land to your descendants.
  • The most important of the six promises was that the Messiah would one day be born through Abraham’s descendants.
  • A patriarch is defined as one of the founding fathers of a family or family line.
  • Abraham, showing trust and obedience in God, let Lot choose land first.
  • Lot chose the well-watered plain of Jordan, closest to wicked Sodom.
  • A covenant is a promise. God’s key covenant with Abraham was that he and Sarah would have a son, through which the Messiah would come.
  • The name Abraham means father of a multitude, or many nations.
  • At first, Abraham and Sarah did not trust God’s promise.
  • Abraham wanted Ishmael, Hagar’s son, to fulfill God’s covenant. God reminded Abraham that He would fulfill His covenant to Abraham by giving him a son through Sarah. Abraham’s promised son was Isaac.
  • Isaac was a miracle because Sarah was far beyond childbearing age.
  • God asked Abraham to sacrifice his son Isaac. Abraham chose to completely trust and obey God, believing God would resurrect Isaac from the dead. God did not allow Abraham to go through with the sacrifice.
  • The story of Abraham  and Isaac foreshadowed the life of Christ in the following ways:
  • Both were promised sons.
  • Both births were long awaited.
  • Both were miracle births.
  • Both were considered the only sons of their fathers.
  • Both went willingly to their sacrifices.
  • Both carried wood to their sacrifices.
  • Both had fathers who were willing to sacrifice them.




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