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Preparing for the Sermon - Genesis 24

Genesis - Summer 2017

Prepare your heart for the Sermon by looking through these suggestions that will assist you in making the most of our time together hearing God's Word.

You will find suggestions for thinking more critically through the passage, meditating more intently on the text, and prayerfully seeking wisdom to deepen your understanding of the passage to be preached this Sunday.

Carefully Think

  • As we continue through Genesis read all of chapter 24 to prepare for the upcoming Lord's Day.
  • How do we see Abraham's faith in God in verses 1-9 as he instructs his servant to find a wife for Isaac?
  • Why are the details so specific in verses 10-28 for telling how the servant sets out to find a bride? What does this emphasize?
  • In verses 29-49, the details seem to be even more painstakingly descriptive and redundant, why therefore would Moses include these in this narrative account?
  • In the final verses of 50-67, why would Laban want to delay Rebekah from going? What is the servant's response?
  • What does the account of Isaac meeting Rebekah indicate about his faith?
  • The Sermon Study equipping class notes are available online for anyone wanting to dig deeper. Please review this week's notes to help study this passage. Click here for the notes.

Prayerfully Meditate

  • Describe how Abraham's faith is on display at the beginning of the text.
  • Describe the faith the servant has. What does the text say that indicates the reason for his faith?
  • Can we pray like the servant and expect to be answered by God in such a clear and positive way? Was the servant prepared to NOT find a wife for Isaac? How should this inform our faith and how it relates to prayer.
  • What is the response of the servant to God's faithfulness to keep his promises to Abraham? How does this inform us in our response to God in his faithfulness to us? What promises do we have that God is faithful in?