June 27, 2010

Old School - Pursuit and Promise

Speaker: Scott C. Jones Series: Old School - OT Overview Topic: Biblical Passage: Genesis 12:1–12:3

Introduction: What’s the Point?


The Foolishness of Babel and Us


God’s Covenant with Abraham

God Pursues

      Why Abram?


God Promises

Reversing the Curse


Covenant Defined


God’s Bloody Oath to Humanity

  • What it means about Jesus
  • What it means for Us


God’s Covenant with Moses

God Pursues

Why Moses?


God Promises

Israel Chosen for the World

Israel’s Failure

Longing for the Perfect Law-Keeper

  • What it means about Jesus
  • What it means for Us


God’s Pursuit brings Redemption

God’s Promise brings Purpose


Community Meditation Questions

  • Read Genesis 11:1-9. How do we oftentimes try to make a name for ourselves? The story seems to suggest that this is foolishness. Why?
  • God pursues redemption for humanity. He takes the initiative in beginning a rescue plan for fallen people. What do we learn about God given this reality? What do we learn about ourselves?
  • How does God’s promise to Abraham provide meaning for those of us living thousands of years later? Read Galatians 3:7-9. In what way are those who follow Jesus “children of Abraham”?
  • Do you think people are basically good or basically bad? What insight might Israel’s experience under the Mosaic covenant give to this question?  Read 2 Corinthians 5:21. How would you restate this verse in your own words?
  • What can you do this week to live in light of God’s promise to Abraham and to Moses in your home, workplace, and missional community?

other sermons in this series

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Aug 15