Form three small study-groups and explore one of following stories in each group: Genesis 16; Genesis 21:1-21; Genesis 22:1-19
God shows up in each of these stories.
In your study-group, discuss the story you have been assigned. What is surprising to you about this story? Why does God show up? What is God concerned about? What is the “teaching point” of the story for you?
Come back together as a big group and have each study-group retell the story they explored and what they discovered about the God who sees, hears, and feels.
These three stories are all from the life of one generation of one family. How does this make you feel about God’s interest and concern for each of us?