Jesus in Genesis: He Grows Us Through Trial

Mar 27, 2022Dave TookerJesus in GenesisGenesis 12:10-20

Notes Outline

He Grows Us Through Trial


  • Trials (Genesis 12:10)

  • Temptations (Genesis 12:11-13)

  • Triumph (Genesis 12:14-20)


  1. What stuck out to you most from the sermon on Genesis 12:10-20?

  2. (Genesis 12:10) Trials are part of the core curriculum of Christianity. What is your typical response when trials come? How has Jesus grown you in your response to various trials that He has brought your way? (James 1:2-4; Romans 5:3-4; 1 Peter 4:12-13)

  3. (Genesis 12:11-13) With every trial comes a temptation. We call these functional saviors or coping mechanisms. They are things we use to try and avoid painful things. For Abraham it was a half truth/half lie. What are some of your repetitive temptations that you have used to avoid pain? What has confession and repentance looked like for you? How has Jesus grown you in these areas over the years? (James 1:13-15)

  4. (Genesis 12:14-20) The Bible is filled with true stories of people who failed and shows God’s faithfulness in spite of our failure. How does this encourage you today to run to Jesus and fix your eyes on Jesus? Where is your failure keeping you from Him? How can you walk in the light today and have fellowship with Him?


Genesis 12:10-20
10Now there was a famine in the land; so Abram went down to Egypt to sojourn there, for the famine was severe in the land. 11It came about when he came near to Egypt, that he said to Sarai his wife, “See now, I know that you are a beautiful woman; 12and when the Egyptians see you, they will say, ‘This is his wife’; and they will kill me, but they will let you live. 13Please say that you are my sister so that it may go well with me because of you, and that I may live on account of you.” 14It came about when Abram came into Egypt, the Egyptians saw that the woman was very beautiful. 15Pharaoh’s officials saw her and praised her to Pharaoh; and the woman was taken into Pharaoh’s house. 16Therefore he treated Abram well for her sake; and gave him sheep and oxen and donkeys and male and female servants and female donkeys and camels.17But the Lord struck Pharaoh and his house with great plagues because of Sarai, Abram’s wife. 18Then Pharaoh called Abram and said, “What is this you have done to me? Why did you not tell me that she was your wife? 19Why did you say, ‘She is my sister,’ so that I took her for my wife? Now then, here is your wife, take her and go.” 20Pharaoh commanded his men concerning him; and they escorted him away, with his wife and all that belonged to him.