WARM-UP: What is the most daring or adventurous thing you’ve ever done?
Read Romans 4:18-25 (From The Message)
Last week we talked about “the fall”- the introduction of sin into the world through Adam and Eve. At that moment God had a choice. He could 1) destroy the world and start over, or 2) roll up his sleeves and get to work fixing it. Thankfully he chose the second option. He began this process with a man named Abraham, an imperfect, flawed man, who didn’t even know God that well.
- What do we learn about God in seeing that He chose Abraham to be the one to start fixing our broken humanity?
In Genesis Chapter 12, God gave Abraham 3 promises: I’ll make you a great nation and bless you. I’ll make you famous; so that you’ll be a blessing to others. All the families of the Earth will be blessed through you. But one minor problem: Abraham and his wife Sarah were 75 years old, and unable to have kids. Yet Abraham has a choice: dare to trust God’s promise, or trust his current reality.
- How does Abraham respond?
- For Abraham and Sarah it was having children…What is something in your life that feels seriously unlikely to happen, or even impossible? Or, maybe it’s something that you have completely lost hope in?
- We’ve heard “just trust God” a million times, why does that sound so simple, yet seem so hard?
Take another good look at Romans 4:18-25 (The Message)
- How would your life look different if you stopped just trusting your current reality, and DARED to trust God instead?
- How have you been tiptoeing around his promises? What happened when Abraham plunged into God’s promise?
2 Corinthians 1:20 says, “All of God’s promises have been fulfilled in Christ with a resounding, ‘YES’!”
- If you really believe God raised Jesus from the dead, what do you believe He can do for you?
- What will it look like practically in your own life to stop believing the enemy's lies, and start living in God’s promises?
God didn’t begin fulfilling the promise he made to Abraham for another 25 years. But, he did fulfill it!
- Have you found that God’s timetable can be different than ours? Are you willing to be patient?
Pray and seek the Lord for ways your Life Group can discover how to dare to trust God this week!