By Dan Lentz
1. Ask group members to list every place they’ve lived for more than a year and talk about one thing that was unique about each place. (Examples might include, “I lived in an attic apartment above a bar and grill” and “I lived in a house that was more than 100 years old.”)
Read Genesis 15:5-21.
2. These verses contain many things that required faith from Abram. List as many of them as you can.
3. What do people you know struggle with when trying to trust that the Lord will provide?
4. Abram’s dream seems confusing at first, as many dreams do; but the dream was significant because it reflected a way contract agreements were done in Abram’s day. Abram had a “dreadful” feeling about it at first, but in the end knew he could trust the Lord with his future. Have you ever had a “bad feeling” about something you knew the Lord wanted you to do? How do you evaluate decisions of faith?
5. Are you facing decisions of faith that you need prayer and courage for right now? Spend some time as a group praying for those
Dan Lentz works for the Small Group Network in Whitestown, Indiana.
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