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GOD IS ALWAYS WORKING/CONSTANTLY WORKING/WORKING TOGETHER

Study Date: 14 Oct 18
Scripture: GENESIS 10:2; 11: 10, 27, 31-32; 12: 1-4
KEY VERSE:

“And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great: and thou shalt be a blessing.” (Genesis 12: 2)
Guiding Principle: God assigned His people numerous tasks that are daunting. We can accomplish those tasks by working with one another, each doing their part, following God’s instructions.

RESOURCES FOR THE SEED:

Genesis 9: 1-19; Genesis 11: 1-9; Genesis 12: 5-9: Hebrews 11: 4-10

OBJECTIVES:

To discern what God wrote to those from Noah to Abraham.
To appreciate how God works through His people no matter how much time it takes.
To celebrate how God worked in others and to let Him work in us.

WORDS TO REMEMBER

Abram—father of the faithful, son of Terah, husband of Sarai.
Blessing—that which God provides. Praise to God.
Days—time, years.
Generation—-family line, genealogy, descendants.
Kindred—offspring, relatives, your people.
Sarai—mother of Israel, mother of Isaac, wife of Abram.
Lot—Abram’s nephew.
Shem—Noah’s oldest son
Terah—father of Abram, descendent of Shem.
Went Forth—go out, exit, set out.

BREAKING UP FALLOW GROUND

What did Noah do after the flood dried up?
Who were the descendants of the sons of Noah?
What was the purpose God had in mind for His people?
After the flood, from where did all the people come from?
How were the people arranged in this section of time?
Talk about how the hand of God works.
What structure did God use to get His work done?

THE SEED GOD IS ALWAYS WORKING/NOAH’S FAMILY WORKS WITH GOD

GENESIS 10: 2; 11: 10, 27, 31-32; 12: 2-3.
A. God Repopulates His Earth With His Purpose (Genesis 10: 2)
1. Noah had three sons that were married.
2. His three sons had children including the seven of Japheth.
B. From Shem to Abraham (Genesis 11: 10, 27)
1. Shem had children as he grew older and older.
2. At 100 years old, Shem begat Arphaxad which was two years after the flood.
3. Terah had children including Abram and his siblings.
C. A Promise Addressed to Emptiness (Genesis 11: 31-32)
1. Terah moved his family to Ur of the Chaldees.
2. They settled in Haran.
3. Terah lived to 205 years old and died in Haran.
D. The God Who Promises and Cannot Lie (Genesis 12: 1-4)
1. God told Abram to leave his father and go where God showed him.
2. God promised to make a great nation of Abram and to bless them.
3. Whoever blessed Abram would be blessed.
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5. Abram obeyed God, left Haran at the age of 75, and took Lot with him.

How we treat one another often determines God’s treatment of us. The family should operate as one turning to obey God.

PLANTING THE SEED

What do we infer by the people names in chapter 10?

Where did Japheth rank among Noah’s sons?

What do we learn about all people from the story of Noah and his sons?

What does the multiplication of people tell us about God’s plan?

What does the mention of Shem indicate?

Who are the generations of Terah and which is best known?

What hope did Abram and Sarai have for getting a child?

What promise did God make to the elderly couple?

Discuss who and how One is able to bring production out of barrenness and emptiness.

What should be our response to the promise of God?

NURTURING THE SEED

How does the names of generations reveal the will of God?
Who is the elder in the generations?
After the destruction of the flood, how does God repopulate the land?
What should be done when the woman is barren and cannot have children?
Discuss the problem age might have contributed to Sarai and Abram situation?
How is it possible to realize the promise of God?
What does faith have to do with the promise of God?
How did the exercise of faith bring fulfillment?

FRUIT FROM THE SEED

When God closes one door, He will open another.
Trust in God brings us to realize His promises.
Believers should always find a place to worship and turn to God.
God is not restricted by age.
Even our physical condition is does not limit what God can do.
We must believe that God is able to realize his promises.
There are blessing and curses.
Those who bless the people of God will be blessed.
We must put our ultimate trust in God.
While we may be evil, God resolves to bless us.
God is always at work on behalf of His people.