God’s Promise to His People            Lesson 5

Introduction

Since Adam’s sin in the garden, every person is born in sin. That means everyone naturally does wrong. Adam’s first son Cain killed his brother Abel. God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth. He destroyed the earth with a great flood of water. But Noah found grace in God’s eyes. God spared Noah and his family through building a big boat. Then Noah and his family multiplied and began to the earth as God had commanded them.

 

God Confuses the Languages of Mankind

1. How many languages did the people speak? (Genesis 11:1) ____________

Genesis 11:1 - And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech.

 

2. The people wanted to build a city and a ___________to reach to heaven. They wanted to make a name and not spread over the ___________. (Genesis 11:4)

Genesis 11:4 - And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may

reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.

 

3. Who saw what they were doing? (Genesis 11:5) _______________

Genesis 11:5 - And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men builded.

 

4. How did God scatter the people? (Genesis 11:7-9) ________________________________ Instead of punishing the people’s rebellion with death, he mixed their languages, forcing them to spread abroad throughout the earth. This is the origin of diverse cultures on earth.

Genesis 11:7-9 - Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may notunderstand one another's speech. 

8  So the LORD scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth: and they left off to build the city.

9 Therefore is the  name of it called Babel; because the LORD did there confound the

language of all the earth: and from thence did the LORD scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth.

 

God Chooses a People for Himself             

God chose a man through whom he would bless the earth.

 

5. What did God tell Abram in Genesis 12:1? _________________________________________

Genesis 12:1 - Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father's house, unto a land that I will shew thee:

  

6. How old was Abram when he left his land of Haran? (Genesis 12:4)_____________

Genesis12:4-So Abram departed, as the LORD had spoken unto him; and Lot went with him: and Abram was seventy and five years old when he departed out of Haran.

 

7. What did God promise Abraham in Genesis 12:7? ___________________________________

Genesis 12:7- And the LORD appeared unto Abram, and said, Unto thy seed will I give this land: and there builded he an altar unto the LORD, who appeared unto him.

 

8. God told Abraham his seed would be as many as the ______________. (Genesis 15:4-5)

Genesis 15:4,5 - And, behold, the word of the LORD came unto him, saying, This shall not be thine heir; but he that shall come forth out of thine own bowels shall be thine heir. 

5  And he brought him forth abroad, and said, Look now toward heaven, and tell the stars, if thou be able to number them: and he said unto him, So shall thy seed be.

 

9. What did God count to Abram as righteousness? (Genesis 15:6)_______________________

Genesis 15:6 - And he believed in the LORD; and he counted it to him for righteousness.

 

10. We learn that the law worketh _______ and grace comes by __________. (Romans 4:14-16)

Romans 4:14-16 - For if they which are of the law be heirs, faith is made void, and the

promise made of none effect:

15 Because the law worketh wrath: for where no law is, there is no transgression.

16 Therefore it is of faith, that it might be by grace; to the end the promise might be sure to all the seed; not to that only which is of the law, but to that also which is of the faith of

Abraham; who is the father of us all,

 

The God of the Impossible

11. Why did Abraham’s wife Sarah laugh? (Genesis 18:13)______________________________

Genesis 18:13 – And the LORD said unto Abraham, Wherefore did Sarah laugh, saying, Shall I of a surety bear a child, which am old?

 

12. What did the messenger ask Abraham? (Genesis 18:14)__________________________

Genesis 18:14 - Is any thing too hard for the LORD? At the time appointed I will return unto thee, according to the time of life, and Sarah shall have a son.

 

13. What is too hard for God according to Jeremiah 32:17?_____________

Jeremiah 32:17 - Ah Lord GOD! behold, thou hast made the heaven and the earth by thy great power and stretched out arm, and there is nothing too hard for thee:

 

14. How old was Abraham when his promised son was born? (Genesis 21:5)______________

Genesis 21:5 - And Abraham was an hundred years old, when his son Isaac was born unto him.

 

15. What did God tell Abraham to do with his promised son? (Genesis 22:2)_______________

Genesis 22:2 - And he said, Take now thy son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou lovest, and get thee into the land of Moriah; and offer him there for a burnt offering upon one of the mountains which I will tell thee of.

16. Isaac asked Abraham his father, “Where is the ____________?” (Genesis 22:7)

Genesis 22:7 - And Isaac spake unto Abraham his father, and said, My father: and he said, Here am I, my son. And he said, Behold the fire and the wood: but where is the lamb for a burnt offering?

 

17. Abraham said that God would “provide ____________ a lamb...” (Genesis 22:8)

Genesis 22:8 - And Abraham said, My son, God will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering: so they went both of them together.

Note: This promise was made on Mount Moriah, just outside the future city of Jerusalem. This is the same mountain where the “Lamb of God” would die for the sins of all men.

18. What did the LORD tell Abraham after stopping him from killing his son? (Genesis 22:11,12) ______________________________________________________________

Genesis 22:11-12 - And the angel of the LORD called unto him out of heaven, and said,

Abraham, Abraham: and he said, Here am I.

12  And he said, Lay not thine hand upon the lad, neither do thou any thing unto him: for now I know that thou fearest God, seeing thou hast not withheld thy son, thine only son from me.

 

19. What did Abraham sacrifice instead of his son? (Genesis 22:13) ___________________

Genesis 22:13 - And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked, and behold behind him a ram caught in a thicket by his horns: and Abraham went and took the ram, and offered him up for a burnt offering in the stead of his son.

 

20. Why would the nations of the earth be blessed? (Genesis 22:18) ___________________

Genesis 22:18 - And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because thou hast obeyed my voice.

God desires to bring man back into fellowship with Himself. He made a covenant with Abraham to bless all the nations. Abraham believed God, and God counted it to him as righteousness.

 

21. Isaac’s son Jacob’s name was changed to what? (Genesis 35:10-12) ________________

Genesis 35:10-12 - And God said unto him, Thy name is Jacob: thy name shall not be called any more Jacob, but Israel shall be thy name: and he called his name Israel.

11  And God said unto him, I am God Almighty: be fruitful and multiply; a nation and a

company of nations shall be of thee, and kings shall come out of thy loins;

12  And the land which I gave Abraham and Isaac, to thee I will give it, and to thy seed after thee will I give the land.

 

Note: Jacob had twelve sons. Joseph, one of the youngest, had been sold by his brothers to an Egyptian. God was with Joseph even though he was in a difficult position. Even though he was lied about and put into prison, God was still with him. After a couple years, Pharaoh elevated Joseph to being second in command. Joseph had been able to prepare Egypt for seven years of famine, because God gave him the ability to tell pharaoh his dreams. Joseph’s brothers had come for food and Joseph forgave them. He brought his family to Egypt to care for them.

God’s love to mankind is very evident throughout history. Even though man has always gone against God’s will, God has still sought to restore man to Himself. The way to having a proper relationship with God has never been by man’s good deeds. God reached out to make Himself known to the world through a covenant relationship with Abraham and his descendants. Through Israel, all the nations of the world would be blessed.

 

1) In today's lesson, what did you learn about God?

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2) In today's lesson, what did you learn about man?
    ___________________________________________________________

 

Memory Verse:

For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness. – Romans 4:3

 

 

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