Read or Listen to Genesis Chapter 20 here.

It looks like Abraham is acting like dumb ol’ Abram again.

  • Who else is screaming, “You gotta be kidding’ me!” What is different in the way God acted in this story than in Genesis 12?

  • Discuss the conversation between God and Abimelech. Discuss Abimelech’s concern for his people, Genesis 20:4.

  • Could it be argued that Abimelech was a better man than Abraham? How?

  • Review Abraham’s reply to Abimelech’s interrogation of Abraham. Discuss it’s revelations about Abraham and Sarah.

  • In Genesis 20:14-16 Abimelech makes things right.  Does it seem extreme to you? Why?

  • What does Abimelech’s reaction to meeting God in a dream tell us about the presence of God?

  • Discuss Genesis 20:17-18.  Are there any reasons why God shouldn’t have answered Abraham’s prayer? Why do you think God honored Abraham’s prayer?

  • Did anything stand out in your reading today that you could share with someone else?