Abraham's Empty Tomb (2 of 5) by Larry Osborne

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Abraham's Empty Tomb (2 of 5)
Series: Sightings: Jesus in the Old Testament
Dr. Larry Osborne
Genesis 22:1-18

Jesus - Long Before the Manger

Before it all started - Jesus was there.
Genesis 1:26/ Colossians 1:13-17

Whenever God showed up - Jesus showed up.
Exodus 33:18-23/ Colossians 1:15/ John 6:46 and 1 Timothy 6:16

The Old Testament points to Jesus.
Luke 24:26-27 and 44/ Galatians 3:24 and 3:7-9/1 Peter 1:10-12


What God Had Already Promised He Would Do
Genesis 12:1-3

How God Planned To Pull It Off All Along
Luke 24:26-27 and 44/ Genesis 22:1-18

What God Wanted Then - And Still Wants Now

He's looking for:
Genesis 22:12, 15-18/ Hebrews 11:17-19/ James 2:20-24
Hebrews 11:6/ Matthew 16:24-27, Luke 18:22, John 10:27-30/ John 14:6

- Faith that trusts Him enough to do what He says.

He's not looking for:
James 2:19/ Hebrews 11:35-40/ Proverbs 22:3 and Proverbs 19:3

- Intellectual Assent

- Positive Thinking

- Risky Living

Is there an area of your life in which you sense God is asking you to step out in faith? If so, what's your next step?

Prayer is an important part of the Christian life, which is why we desire for prayer to be a priority in Growth Groups. Good group prayer often takes effort, so here are some guidelines to help make your Growth Group prayer time more effective.
• WE PRAY FOR ONE TOPIC AT A TIME- Anyone in the group is free to introduce a prayer request either before prayer begins or during the prayer time. Once a topic is introduced, the group focuses on that request alone. Once it's covered, the group moves on to the next topic.
• EACH PERSON PRAYS MORE THAN ONCE- Because the group is focusing on one topic at a time, each person is encouraged to pray several times during the prayer time for those topics they feel most led to pray about.
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