Sunday, June 13 Hebrews 11:8-19 What is something new you have learned about Abraham from this message series? What is something new you have learned about being a friend of God from this message series? (give some time to reflect) Why do you believe God is so vague in what is required or where He is leading us when He calls us to follow? (Heb. 11:8, Mark 1:17, Luke 5:27) Of the list of God's names, can you say that you have experienced God in any of the same ways Abraham experienced God? When was that and what was that like? Context/Name/Revelation Gen 12:1/Initial calling/YHWH/The LORD Gen 14:18-22/Melchizedek/ěl·yôn/God Most High Gen 14:19/qnh/Possessor/creator of heaven and earth Gen 15:1/Battle/māgēn/I am your shield Gen 16:13/Hagar/ěl·rŏʾî/God who sees Gen 17:1/Covenant /ěl·šdy/God Almighty Gen 18:25/Sodom’s sin/špṭ/Judge Gen 21:33/Treaty w/ Abimelech/ěl·ʿôlām/God Everlasting Gen 22:14/Offering Isaac/rʾh/The Lord will provide How comfortable of a life did Abraham live? (read Heb. 11:9) Why do you think one of Americans' chief underlying goals is to find greater comfort? What would it mean to live with a "sojourner's mentality" today? Read Hebrews 11:13 & 11:39. What does it mean if we live a full life but don't see all our promises, hopes, and dreams fulfilled? Does it crush your faith? Or are you okay with it? Why was the offering of Isaac for Abraham a test of faith and a priority check? When have you experienced a real priority check?