Life Group Questions for Sept. 18, 2016

Hebrews 11:17-22
What does it mean?

  1. How would you summarize 11:8-16?
  2. What made Abraham’s offering of Isaac such a dynamic expression of faith?
  3. What motivated Abraham to offer Isaac?
  4. In what way was did Abraham “figuratively speaking”, receive back Isaac?
  5. Why does the author reference Isaac’s display of faith?
  6. Why does the author reference Jacob’s expression of faith?
  7. Why does the author reference Joseph’s demonstration of faith?
  8. Why does the author tell us that Joseph mentioned the exodus and gave directions concerning his bones?  What difference do his bones being in the Promised Land make?
  9. How would you summarize 11:17-22?

How does it apply?

  1. What about Abraham’s offering of Isaac most strikes you?
  2. What about Abraham’s offering of Isaac most challenges you?
  3. Are there commands of God you are having trouble obeying?  Explain.
  4. How is your conviction that the best is yet to come impacting your daily life?
  5. How is your assurance that the best is yet to come affecting the way you view the major challenges of life?
  6. How would a stronger conviction that, the best is yet to come, change your approach to the challenges in your life?
  7. What can you do to have a deeper conviction that the best is yet to come?

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