Read or Listen to Genesis Chapter 22 here.

Abraham’s Final Exam!

  • Why did God put Abraham through this? What questions could Abraham have considered while going through this ordeal?

  • Discuss Abraham’s reaction to God’s command.  How is it different from Abraham’s mistakes? (Egypt, Hagar, Abimelech)

  • Discuss Isaac’s response to this series of events?  What strikes you from Isaac’s behavior?

  • Why did God spare Isaac?  Why did God provide an alternative sacrifice? Why not just skip it altogether?

  • Discuss the name of God that Abraham identifies. How might this particular name of God comfort you in your journey?

  • How is God reaffirmation of His promises to Abraham different from God’s earlier declarations?

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