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3 Bible Studies on Old Testament Characters
Many people try to avoid the Old Testament, maybe unintentionally, feeling that the New Testament is more applicable and relevant to our modern lives. Paul’s teaching on the fruit of the Spirit is much easier to apply to life than David refusing to kill Saul and cutting only a corner of his cloak. We can […]
Abraham LifeGuide Bible Study
As Jack Kuhatschek leads you through this study of Abraham's life, you'll learn to be a person who listens to, obeys and trusts the God who always keeps his promises. This LifeGuide Bible Study features questions for starting group discussions and for meeting God in personal reflection, together with leader's notes and a "Now or Later" section in each study.
Genealogy in the Bible - a Christian perspective
The New Testament begins not just with the birth of Christ, but with a complete list of the family line from Abraham to Jesus. It was important to establish that Christ was the legitimate and promised descendant of Abraham.
Abram - a Christian perspective
Abram--later renamed Abraham--was asked by God to do a truly remarkable thing: to pick up and leave his comfortable life to follow God's promise. He did so, and God went on to reward Him with a long lineage that culminated in Jesus Christ.
Sarai in the Bible - a Christian perspective
Abraham's wife Sarah was renamed "Sarai" when God promised to give her a child at her advanced age. Although she initially scoffed at the promise, God was faithful and provided a son.
Having faith - a Christian perspective
This passage explores the line of faith that extended throughout the Old Testament, from Abraham to Jesus. Abraham obeyed God because he had faith that God's promises would come true. We are called today to emulate that faith and to trust in God's promises.
Hebron in the Bible - a Christian perspective
To avoid disputes between their growing families, Abraham and Lot decided to go separate ways. Lot chose the attractive but spiritually dangerous region near Sodom, while Abraham settled near Hebron.
Shechem in the Bible - a Christian perspective
Abraham followed God wherever he was led. Here, he arrives at Shechem, where God commands him to built an altar to commemorate God's promise.
Rebekah in the Bible - a Christian perspective
In Abraham's old age he arranged for one of his servants to find a wife for his son. The servant went out and through God's direction found Rebekah. After meeting Rebekah's family the servant asked if she would come with him. Her family said yes and Issac took Rebekah as his wife and loved her.
Ram in the Bible - a Christian perspective
Rather than require Abraham to sacrifice his son, God provided a ram to take Isaac's place as a sacrifice. Abraham trusted God to provide a sacrifice, and God did so.