“Go From Your Land” (Genesis 11:10-12:9)

The Tower of Babel proved that, although mankind is part of one family (sharing a common ancestry),  no matter how hard we try, we are not able to achieve immortality for ourselves without God. No way that we try to find salvation from sin works. So, what can we do?

If together we cannot find our way to heaven and achieve immortality, what hope is there? Where can I find salvation? Where can I find meaning for my life, if I can’t do it on my own?

Wee see here that God has an answer for that, for where we can find hope, even though we cannot build a name that will outlive ourselves, even though our plans often end up coming to nothing.

  1. Humanity Continues Despite Futile Plans (11:20-32)
  2. The LORD Promises Humanity Blessing (12:1-3)
  3. Abram Received the LORD’s Blessing by Faith (12:4-9)

Sunday 15th March 20202

Review questions:

  • Why are the people in Genesis 11:10-26 mentioned?
  • Abram’s father ___________ left Ur to go to ______________ but stopped in ____________ (11:31)
  • Did Abram grow up worshipping the LORD (Joshua 24:2)? Yes/No
  • Did Abram earn God’s blessing by leaving his home (12:1, Hebrews 11:8-9)? Yes/No
  • Receiving God’s blessing depended on what ___________________________ would do (12:2-3).
  • God promised to make Abram a great ________________, give him a great _________________, and to bless the _____________________________ (12:2-3). Could Abram measure that? Yes/No
  • Real blessing doesn’t come through our efforts but by _____________________ (Hebrews 11:1)
  • In Canaan, Abram was a __________________ living in a ______________ (12:6-9, Hebrews 11:9)
  • What did Abram build and why (12:7-8)?
  • A question I have:
  • A truth to share:
  • Something to pray about:
  • How I should change:  


Published by Stephen McDonald

Christian, preacher, broadcaster

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