August 26, 2018 | Genesis: Act II

When The Faithful Fall

Genesis 12:10-20


As we continued in the Book of Genesis this week, Pastor David looked at the experience of Abram and Sarai when they arrived in Egypt during the famine. Reread these verses as you consider these questions.

  • Abram was in the “center of God’s will” yet he experienced famine. Describe a time when you felt like you were in the center of God’s will and “famine” (job loss, financial difficulties, illness, relationship problems, etc.) showed up.
  • When have you been tempted to “trust in self-preservation” (vv. 11-13)? How did you respond to that temptation?
  • How has dishonesty and/or deception, yours or someone else’s, affected your life? Your faith in God’s promises?
  • Reflect on the “but the Lord” (v. 17) occurrences in your life. How will you share that truth with others this week?

In your time with God this week,

  1. Thank Him that His grace is not conditional on your faithfulness.
  2. Ask God to remind you that His love for you is not dependent on your performance.
  3. Commit to focus on God’s faithfulness and not your own strength as you experience temptation, famine and failure.
  4. Give the gift of grace that you have received to someone you encounter this week.