7 – God’s Covenant with Abram (Genesis 15:1 – 15:21)
Because Abram was childless, it seemed impossible for God to keep the promise. Nothing is impossible for God but it may not seem like that. What seems like an obstacle to you, “preventing” God from keeping a promise to you?
8 – Isaac’s Birth and “Sacrifice” (Genesis 21:1 – 22:19)
What do you imagine Abraham learned from this experience? Think of a challenge you face today that provides an opportunity to exercise your faith.
10 – Jacob and Esau Reconcile (Genesis 32:1 – 33:20)
What was the key to the reconciliation of these two brothers? What do you think is the most vital element in healing strained family relationships? Why?
12 – Prison and a Promotion (Genesis 39:1 – 41:57)
How can a person deal with situations where they may be severely tempted or mistreated (as Joseph was)? How can one continue to trust God in such situations?
13 – Ten Brothers Go to Egypt (Genesis 42:1 – 42:38)
Joseph was harsh and distant in dealing with his brothers. Is that kind of behavior ever justified within families? Can that behavior ever be loving and constructive?