Ice Breaker: Was there ever a time in your life when someone stood up for you or pursued you in a time of difficulty (the way that Abram chased after Lot to rescue him from trouble)?
The Vertical and The Horizontal
Many of us believe or hope that our “vertical” relationship with the Lord will fix our “horizontal” problems or relationships. Can you share a time when you were disappointed that didn’t occur the way you had hoped or expected?
Abram’s Vertical and Horizontal Life
Silently READ Genesis 12:10-20.
Abram is able to draw on vertical grace to relate to Lot with peacemaking and generosity. Pastor Thomas relayed the beauty of this God-centered living with the following parallels:
Think and share one or two parallel changes that you would like to see happen in your life as you live empowered by God’s grace.
Silently READ Genesis 14:11-16.
Close in a time of prayer focused on submitting your horizontal life to the Lord.