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Genesis 12

 Leader: Pastor Kruschel

Genesis 12 


The final sections of Genesis 11 contain a genealogy that traces the line of the promised Messiah from Shem, son of Noah, over hundreds of years to Abraham (originally Abram), son of Terah.  The New Testament calls Abraham the father of all who believe (Romans 4:11).  Scripture tells us that after God called Abraham to leave his homeland of Ur, Abraham, with his barren wife, Sarah (originally Sarai), and his father, Terah, traveled to Haran .  After Terah died, God again call Abraham.  Abraham, 75, with Sarah, 65, and Abraham’s nephew Lot, moved on to Canaan .  We find God’s calling of Abraham in Genesis 12.  Roughly the next quarter of the book of Genesis is dedicated to the story of this great patriarch. 



  1. Keep in mind Abraham’s age and station.  What made it so difficult to obey God’s directive? 

  2. List and briefly explain each of the eight promises God made to Abraham in verses 2,3, and 7. 

  3. How did Abraham react to the promises of God?  Support your answer by stating what Abraham did as well as what he did not do. 

  4. In Genesis 15, God repeated his promise that Abraham, as old as he was and still childless, would have a descendant who would be the promised Savior.  The bible tells us that Abram believed the Lord, and he credited it to him as righteousness (Genesis 15:5).  Explain these words. 

  5. What are the similarities between Abraham’s calling by God the calling God has give you? 


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