SARAH –Part 6
Learn: Romans 5:8-10
But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.
Read: Genesis 20:1-18
- Though the LORD commended Abraham because the LORD knew that Abraham would keep the Word of the LORD, and because God knew that Abraham would command his children and household to serve the LORD, at times Abraham struggled with fears and lack of trust. Following God completely at one crisis, does not guarantee that we will always walk by faith. What fear overcame Abraham as he journeyed toward the south country? v v 1, 2, 11
- What was Sarah’s part in this deception of Abimelech? v v 5, 12, 13
- WHO protected Abimelech from sinning, in spite of Abraham’s failure? v v 4-6
- What does the LORD’S intervention in order to keep Sarah pure show us about God?
- Find Scripture that we have previously learned in this lesson series or other Scripture that verifies your answers to question 4.
- Why does God’s intervention to protect the integrity of the godly line of Abraham through which Messiah would come give us confidence in what the LORD tells us in His Word will come to pass?
- How did the LORD rebuke Abraham for his lack of faith? v v 8-10
- How was Sarah rebuked for her part in the deception of Abimelech? v 16
- How did God reinforce the understanding of his power and authority, and Abraham’s importance to Abimelech? v v 3, 6-8, 17, 18
- What 4 things did Abimelech do to show that he believed God? v v 14-16 Read: Genesis 21:1-8
- What are the 2 key phrase in Genesis 21:1 that show us the faithfulness of God?
- What else do these 2 phrases in verse 1 tell us about the nature of God?
- What does the phrase “at the set time of which God had spoken” which is recorded in verse 2 reveal to us about the nature of God?
- As we study the birth of Isaac, the “son of promise”, we see that every aspect of his birth was directed and brought to pass by God. Though Abraham and Sarah did things along the way that could have marred his credentials, God intervened and made sure that every detail that was part of Isaac’s position would be exactly as God foretold for the line of the coming Savior. What was Abraham’s obedient action on the part of Isaac that continued to reinforce God’s plan? v 4
- How long did Abraham and Sarah wait for the fulfillment of God’s promise to them of a son? v 5 along with Genesis 12:4
- What characteristic of Abraham and Sarah enabled them to wait so many years to receive the “son of promise”? Romans 4:16a, 18a, 19
- Use Romans 4:20, 21 to define that faith of Abraham and Sarah.
- What is the benefit of such a faith in God? Romans 4:22
- God recorded the history of the faith of Abraham and Sarah (Hebrews 11:8-13). Now this was written not only for the record of the fact that because of faith, righteousness was imputed (was transferred) to Abraham, but also for our understanding and benefit. What does this history help us understand about how we ourselves may have righteousness “imputed’ unto us? Romans 4:23-25
- LIST at least 7 reasons why a person should want Christ’s righteousness “imputed” to themselves? Romans 5:1, 2, 8-10; 6: 22, 23
- Remind us again of a person’s only part in having righteousness “imputed (transferred) to one’s self.
- Is there any other way, outside of what Jesus has done for us, as God tells us in His Word, for a person to obtain righteous standing with God? Explain. Isaiah 64:6; Titus 3:5; Acts 4:10-12
- Who did Sarah credit for the son that she gave birth to? Genesis 21: 6
- Describe the “laughter” that Sarah was speaking of in regards to her son Isaac. v v 6,7