Genesis 18
Bible Study Questions

1. What does Abraham's hospitality towards the three visitors teach us about our attitude towards strangers?

2. How does Sarah's reaction to the promise of a son reflect our own reactions to seemingly impossible promises of God?

3. What does the Lord's response to Sarah's laughter reveal about His character?

4. How does the impending judgment on Sodom and Gomorrah contrast with God's promise of a son to Abraham and Sarah?

5. In what ways does Abraham's intercession for Sodom and Gomorrah demonstrate his compassion and justice?

6. Why do you think the Lord decided to share His plans regarding Sodom and Gomorrah with Abraham?

7. How does this narrative challenge you to believe in God's promises, even when they seem impossible?

8. How does the announcement of Isaac's birth, despite Sarah's barrenness and old age, inspire hope in your present situation?

9. How can you apply Abraham's act of intercession in your own life, community, or world today?

10. What does God's willingness to spare the wicked cities for the sake of a few righteous people tell us about His character?

11. How does this chapter deepen your understanding of the interplay between divine judgment and mercy?

12. How can we reconcile Sarah's doubt with her position as a matriarch of faith?

13. In what ways does Abraham’s conversation with God about the fate of Sodom and Gomorrah shape your understanding of prayer and its power?

14. How does the negotiation between God and Abraham illustrate the patience and compassion of God?

15. How would you respond to God's promise if you were in Sarah's position?

16. How can you exhibit hospitality in your life as Abraham did with the three visitors?

17. How can you actively intercede for those in your life who might be walking away from God's path?

18. How does Abraham’s persistent intercession inspire you to remain steadfast in prayer?

19. How do the promises made to Abraham in this chapter shape your understanding of God’s larger plan for humanity?

20. What does this chapter reveal about the importance of faith, even in the face of doubt or impossibility?

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