October 28, 2018

The Blessed Man Part 2

Series:
Passage: Genesis 14:17-24
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Genesis 14:17-24

[17] After his return from the defeat of Chedorlaomer and the kings who were with him, the king of Sodom went out to meet him at the Valley of Shaveh (that is, the King’s Valley). [18] And Melchizedek king of Salem brought out bread and wine. (He was priest of God Most High.) [19] And he blessed him and said, “Blessed be Abram by God Most High, Possessor of heaven and earth; [20] and blessed be God Most High, who has delivered your enemies into your hand!” And Abram gave him a tenth of everything. [21] And the king of Sodom said to Abram, “Give me the persons, but take the goods for yourself.” [22] But Abram said to the king of Sodom, “I have lifted my hand to the LORD, God Most High, Possessor of heaven and earth, [23] that I would not take a thread or a sandal strap or anything that is yours, lest you should say, ‘I have made Abram rich.’ [24] I will take nothing but what the young men have eaten, and the share of the men who went with me. Let Aner, Eshcol, and Mamre take their share.”

DEEP SHEET: Sermon Study Questions
1.
  How is Abram’s life a picture of our lives as Christians?
2.  What makes Melchizedek Abram’s superior? How does he serve as a type of Christ?
3.  How are Abram’s faith and strength of character demonstrated in his response to Melchizedek?
4.  What temptation does Abram face in this narrative, and what support does God give him?
5.  How does Abram uphold God’s glory, live by faith, and act as a witness? How does this affect our view of theChristian life?

References: Ephesians 1:3; Hebrews 7; Psalm 110; Hebrews 2:18.

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