Lesson for January 1, 2022

THE ABRAHAMIC PROMISE

Scripture reading: Genesis 22:1-16.

Memory verse: Galatians 3:16.

  1. By whom was the promise unto Abraham? Genesis 22:15, 16.
  2. Why was the promise made unto Abraham? Genesis 22:18.
  3. Of what did the Abrahamic promise consist? Genesis 22:17, 18. (Territory, people, power, agency for blessing).

Note. Notice this unfolding promise in Genesis 12:2; 13:15, 16; 15:5.

  1. What extent of territory was promised unto Abraham? Genesis 15:18; Romans 4:13.
  2. Through whose seed were all people to be blessed? Genesis 22:18.
  3. How many sons were born unto Abraham? Genesis 16:15; 25:1, 2; 21:2.
  4. Was this promise to be fulfilled through one son or many of the descendants of Abraham? Galatians 3:16.
  5. Through what descendant of Abraham was the seed to come? Genesis 21:12; Romans 9:7.
  6. How wonderful was the fulfillment of the Abrahamic promise? Genesis 15:6.
  7. Why was Abram’s name changed to Abraham? Genesis 17:5.
  8. Even though many are Abraham’s literal descendants, how can they be sure that they will inherit the promises? Galatians 3:29; John 8:39.