The God of the Patriarchs, Week 7

A Phone Tree Bible Study Series based on The Patriarchs by Beth Moore 099066_w185

Objective of Study: Learn what it means to encounter the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob

Week 7 Message: The Most High God

Most Notable Quote: “An intense encounter with God can give us the courage to do the necessary things we wish we didn’t have to do. We may still be afraid, but we’re more afraid of disobeying God than facing a mess we helped make.” (p. 151)

Assigned Scripture Reading: Genesis 32-37; 2 Corinthians 4:17; Psalm 32:1-7

Study Assignments:

– Journal your personal thoughts on what it means to “wrestle with God.”

– Define the word courage in the Hebrew language.

– This week, engage a Bible scholar in a conversation. Discuss with him or her the following quote from The Patriarchs: “…sometimes God will wound His own child to make him walk differently…” (p.153)

– Seek out someone you trust in the faith. Be courageous enough to ask them to give you feedback on how they see your life. (You can ask for general feedback or be as specific as you want to be in terms of information sought. It is recommended that you pray before you initiate this process. Allow God to direct your steps.)

– Research El Bethel.

– Summarize Genesis 37. Make a point of writing down what stood out to you the most.

Deeper Thinking:

1)  Have you noticed whether or not your courage is greater before or after a trial by fire?

2) Has God become your personal God? Why or why not?

3) What type of healing are you in need of from the Most High God?

4) How do you think God wants to use you for His kingdom purposes?

5) What vision has God placed on your heart and are you afraid of it?

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