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Group Discussion: Jesus is Better than Abraham

Posted by Matt McGowen on

Your significance is not rooted in your level of success, but in your level of surrender.

Genesis 12:1-3, 15:1-6, 22:1-14

  • What does it mean to offer your life 'as a blank check' to God? 
  • What are some differences between success and significance?
  • Abram was successful but not significant until he surrendered his success to God. What does this statement mean to you?
  • The word 'barren' in Gen 11:30 hangs over this narrative. Abram was at the end of his family line and unable to have children.  Why does God choose a barren couple? 
  • What are areas of spiritual, emotional, or physical 'barrenness' God overcomes today?
  • God calls Abram to follow him (Gen 12:1-3) and promises to bless him. Why does God bless Abram?
  • What does God expect our church, our group, you personally to do with the blessings he's given?
  • Jesus lived the most significant life ever because he lived the most surrendered life ever.  What does it mean to 'surrender' to God?
  • Abram leaves his home to create a family after his bloodline. Jesus leaves heaven to create a family of all who would believe.  How is Jesus greater than Abraham?
  • Matt shared about his grandmother who was significant in his life.  One domino falls into another throughout the ages.  Who has been significant in your faith journey? How is God calling you to be significant in the life of someone else?
  • Which is most difficult for you - to share your faith, to be financially generous, to invest your time, or to invest in relationships?  What's a step of faith you can take?