Genesis 19: The Faith of a Friend - Mike McDaniel

Jun 13, 2021    Mike McDaniel, Lead Pastor    Hebrews 11:8-19
Subseries, "Friend of God"
THE FAITH OF A FRIEND
Hebrews 11:8-19

What is something new you have learned about Abraham from this message series?

What is something new you have learned about being a friend of God from this message series? (give some time to reflect)

Why do you believe God is so vague in what is required or where He is leading us when He calls us to follow? (Heb. 11:8, Mark 1:17, Luke 5:27)

Of the list of God's names, can you say that you have experienced God in any of the same ways Abraham experienced God? When was that and what was that like?


Context/Name/Revelation

Gen 12:1/Initial calling/YHWH/The LORD

Gen 14:18-22/Melchizedek/ěl·yôn/God Most High

Gen 14:19/qnh/Possessor/creator of heaven and earth

Gen 15:1/Battle/māgēn/I am your shield

Gen 16:13/Hagar/ěl·rŏʾî/God who sees

Gen 17:1/Covenant /ěl·šdy/God Almighty

Gen 18:25/Sodom’s sin/špṭ/Judge

Gen 21:33/Treaty w/ Abimelech/ěl·ʿôlām/God Everlasting

Gen 22:14/Offering Isaac/rʾh/The Lord will provide

How comfortable of a life did Abraham live? (read Heb. 11:9) Why do you think one of Americans' chief underlying goals is to find greater comfort?

What would it mean to live with a "sojourner's mentality" today?

Read Hebrews 11:13 & 11:39. What does it mean if we live a full life but don't see all our promises, hopes, and dreams fulfilled? Does it crush your faith? Or are you okay with it?

Why was the offering of Isaac for Abraham a test of faith and a priority check? When have you experienced a real priority check?