Journey (Wisdom for the Way) – Abraham

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When God called Abraham to leave his homeland and travel to a land he did not know, Abraham went. His faith was on display in his willingness to journey with God.In this inaugural sermon of the series, Journey,Ian points out that God is always on the move. As his followers, this means we must be willing to be on the move as well.

 Sermon Discussion Questions

Heb. 11:8–10, Gen. 12:1-9 (Ian’s sermon, April 28, 2019)

  • Think about a time when you were traveling or on a trip. How did being away and on the move help you to see things differently: the world, your life, yourself?
  • According to the author of Hebrews, Abraham’s faith was displayed in his willingness to journey with God. In what ways does traveling require faith? How might Abraham’s travels have required faith differently from journeys we take in the modern world?
  • What if the primary purpose of God inviting us to journey is not merely for us to reach a destination at some later time, Ian asked, but for us to grow in our relationship with God and an awareness of His presence? Where have you been aware of his presence along the way? Is there anything God seems to be teaching you during the current leg of your journey with him?
  • When Abraham experienced God’s presence along the journey, he often built altars to remind himself of God’s having shown up in a particular place and time. We, too, can build altars of remembrance, Ian suggested: song-writing, journaling, painting—even taking notes in a notebook or on a phone. Have you ever built an altar of remembrance? What might it look like for you to do this?
  • The foundation and sustaining element of Abraham’s journey was God’s covenant with him. (Gen. 15). How do you think Abraham’s experience of his journeys was different for God having made a covenant with him?
  • Take a moment to prayerfully consider what God may be calling you into and what he may be calling you out of.