These studies guides are designed for you to print and study at your
leisure. Learning about the special truths of God's word as they apply
specifically to the widow will be an encouragement to your heart.
Please feel free to share them with others and maybe they will be a tool
for you to use in small groups as well.
This study on believing God vs. Believing in God is an extension of the
study in Chapter 4
on Relationship with Christ using different Biblical
If you click on the topic you want from the index below it will take you directly to
for a Season Studies
on Believing God vs.
Believing in God
Text for study:
Genesis 12:10-20 — How do you
think Sarah prayed?
Genesis 15:1-6 — The promise
The one great grief of Abraham
and Sarah was that through their long life together they had no
children. To a Hebrew woman, barrenness was looked upon as a gnawing
grief, and sometimes regarded as a sign of divine disfavor.
Genesis 21:6-7; name Isaac
Sarah was a woman who trusted
God beyond her
Sarah was 90 years old when she
had Isaac -- a long
time to wait
for a reward that resulted from trust
What questions can we ask:
1. If the answer to what
we asked of Christ depended on our faith, how much of what we asked for
would we receive? What mental exercise do you perform to assist
yourself in believing God? Look at 2 Corinthians 10:3-5
2. Trusting Christ is the
result of experience with God and hearing God's Word. Share some
specific things you have trusted God with and tell how He was faithful.
3. Read James
1:6-7. If we do not pray without doubt, are we believing God or just
believing in Him? How does 1 John 5:14-15 help with this? How
do we know what God's will is?