Family Devotional Week 16

Family Devotional Week 16

Posted by Scott Chitwood, Category: Announcements, Church News, Family Devotionals,

Abraham and Isaac
OBJECTIVE: To discuss the story of Abraham and Isaac and its application
to us today: Faith in action!
Feasting on the Word:
Genesis 22:1-14
Hebrews 11:17-19
John 1:29
James 2:14-24
Family Discussion:
God tested Abraham’s faith, commanding him to do what? (Gen.22:1,2)
Did Abraham rebel or obey? (vs. 3)
We get the first glimpse of Abraham’s great faith by the statement he makes
to his servants in verse 5. Who does he say will come back?
What did Isaac ask his father? (vs. 7) What was Abraham’s reply? (verse 8)
How far did Abraham go in obeying the command to sacrifice his son?
(vs. 9-10) What stopped him? (vs. 11-12) Abraham named that mountain,
“The Lord Will Provide.” Why? (vs. 13-14)
Did the prediction that Abraham made in verse 5 (“we will come back to you”)
come true? Read Hebrews 11:17-19 to find out what Abraham was thinking
when he said that.
This story has a deeper meaning. Reread Genesis 22:8, then read John 1:29.
Who is “the Lamb” that was sacrificed for us?
Challenge:
Abraham proved his faith in God by what he did. Faith requires obedience!
Read and discuss James 2:14-24. Do you believe in God? Then show it! Let
each family member name some ways to prove his or her faith.
Family Project: Take time to work on your family project. (Refer to list.)