Throughout our study of Genesis we have been able to behold over and over the faithfulness of our God. Also, throughout our study, we have been given the privilege to observe the righteous who live by faith. Men like Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob/Israel, Joseph, and some would even argue Adam, have given us examples of what it means to live by faith. This week we saw specifically how, because of his faith, Joseph was able to forgive his brothers, comfort them, and speak kindly to them.
In your CG this week, talk about what it means to live by faith. Spend time with the Scriptures below and reflect with the following questions and prompts:
HEAR AND OBEY:
What is faith according to Hebrews 11:1? Did these faithful men and women mentioned in Hebrews 11:2-22 simply believe, or did action accompany their faith? What does it mean to live by faith?
Confess to one another how you have not been living by faith. What fruit did you bear this past week? Did you bear good works that come from faith, or did you sin because you were not living by faith? Confess praise to God for his faithfulness and for sending Jesus to die for your faithlessness.
Pray for each other. Pray Hebrews 12:1-2 as a group. Pray also for the lost in your life. Pray that they would come to Jesus through your life of faith.